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Crufts 2025 Semi Finals & Dog Of The Year 2024 Finals

Date: Saturday 18th January 2025

Venue: Forest Oak Farm, Purlieu, Lydney, Glos GL15 4LN

Entry to the Semi-final Competition is by Invite Only. A copy of the schedule is below for information to Spectators. Spectating at this event is Free.

Dog of the Year Competition – RULES AND APPLICATION

Applications for Dog of the Year 2024 must be submitted by 24th November 2024

Crufts 2024 Results

Congratulations to all the competitors – we are so proud of the amazing example you all gave of our sport at this prestigious event!

UK HEELWORK TO MUSIC FINALS 

1st Nicci Hindson – Comebyanaway Wildest Dream BC – Performing to King of New York (Ben Fankhauser, Kara Linsey & Cast)

2nd Lucy Heath – Stillmoor Star Turn – BC – Performing to Lost Boy (Ruth B)

3rd Lucy Creek – Deltamadog Pobyddion Cae – BC –  Performing to Play (From Finding Neverland Original Broadway Cast)

4th Michelle Dodson – Kinaway Heart on Fire – BC – Performing to Goosebumps (Cast of Goosebumps Musical: Phantom of the Auditoruim)

5th Christina Oxtoby – Legacy Heaven Sent Shai – BC – Performing to The Blessing (UK Blessing/World Blessing)

6th Helen Dennis – Comebyanaway Pure Love – BC – Performing to Carried Away (Shawn Mendes)

7th Carole Dodson – Borderdance Dream Legend From Kinaway BC – Performing to Incantation (Cirque Du Soleil)

8th Cath O’Neill Stettonhill’s Jazzman – GSD – Performing to Still Lovin’ You (The Scorpions)

9th Gina Pink –  Whitehorn Dream Catcher – WS – Performing to Bring Me To Life (Live)  (Evanescence)

10th Carole Dodson – Fame Remember My Name – Crossbreed – Performing to Bang! Remix (AJR and YouNotUs)

UK FREESTYLE FINALS 

1st Lorna Syrett – Nora of Beacon – WS – Performing to Into A Fantasy (Alexander Rybek)

2nd Kim Lyddon – Elmleas Dance Out Loud BC – Performing to The Boy Does Nothing (Alesha Dixon)

3rd Lucy Heath – Trip Hazard – Crossbreed – Performing to Lion King Medley (Carmen Twillie, Lebo M, Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson)

4th Nicci Hindson – Comebyanaway Wildest Dream – BC – Performing to Seize The Day (Newsies Original Broadway Cast)

5th Lucy Creek – Deltamadog Pobyddion Cae – BC – Performing to Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars)

6th Helen Dennis – Comebyanaway Pure Love – BC – Performing to Take A Look At Us Now (Javier Bardem & Shawn Mendes)

7th Lucy Heath – Stillmoor Here comes The Sun – BC – Performing to The Grease Megamix (John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John)

8th Andrea Dellar – Comebyanaway Step In Time – BC – Performing to Loyal, Brave, True (Christina Aguilera)*

9th Heather Smith – Google Chrome Fine Edition – Bearded Collie – Performing to My Immortal (Evanescence)

W/Drawn Mira Htikasch – Aviary Super Mover – BC – Performing to Beautiful Ghosts – (Taylor Swift)

INTERNATIONAL FREESTYLE COMPETITION 

1st United Kingdom – Lorna Syrett – Nora of Beacon – WS – Performing to Into A Fantasy (Alexander Rybek)

2nd Switzerland – Gonnon Laetitia – Yoko Raindrop Ribble – BC – Performing to Apple Jack & XyloSwing

3rd Czech Republic – Alena Smolikova – Freestyle Fox Royal Fellow – BC -Performing to Fishing Day/Catch a Fish

4th Belgium – Jules O’Dwyer – M&J Happy Days Our Ditto – BC – Performing to Pied Piper3 

5th Canada – Jennifer Fraser – Deloubelle Love Is All You Need – Afghan Hound – Performing to Perfect Isn’t Easy4 

6th Italy – Lucrezia Pireddu – Latinborder Roll In – BC – Performing to Medley of Sleeping Beauty & Maleficent

7th Sweden – Kristin Warnbring – Pa Pricken Raser-Ruth – BC – Performing to Silverado Theme song

8th The Netherlands – Grietje Wagenaar – BC – M&J Happy Days Obelix – Performing to Lion KingTo be determined at Crufts

9th Germany – Doreen Kuhrt – Luke vom Rehgebirge – BC – Performing to Champion of the Rising Sun

10th Norway – Cathrine Kise – JK Red Rubin – BC – Performing to Better When I’m Dancing

11th Japan – Lucie Plevova –  Perfect Phoenix – BC – Performing to Alpenglow

12th Hungary – Adrienn Bardos Mia The Dancing Queen – Beagle – Performing to The Greatest Showman

Crufts 2024 Finalists

This year the Crufts HTM and Freestyle Judges are Jan Debnam, Kristine Hodgson and Brigitte van Gestel.

If your watching from home you can tune into these competitions live on the ‘Official Crufts’ Youtube Channel.

UK HEELWORK TO MUSIC FINALS – Thursday 10.30am (Winners Spotlight Performance – 3.50pm)

*NEW RUNNING ORDER TBC FOLLOWING WITHDRAWALS*

1. Lucy Creek – Deltamadog Pobyddion Cae – BC –  Performing to Play (From Finding Neverland Original Broadway Cast)

2. Lucy Heath – Stillmoor Star Turn – BC – Performing to Lost Boy (Ruth B)

3. Carole Dodson – Borderdance Dream Legend From Kinaway BC – Performing to Incantation (Cirque Du Soleil)

4. Gina Pink –  Whitehorn Dream Catcher – WS – Performing to Bring Me To Life (Live)  (Evanescence)

5. Michelle Dodson – Kinaway Heart on Fire – BC – Performing to Goosebumps (Cast of Goosebumps Musical: Phantom of the Auditoruim)

6. Carole Dodson – Fame Remember My Name – Crossbreed – Performing to Bang! Remix (AJR and YouNotUs)**

7. Nicci Hindson – Comebyanaway Wildest Dream BC – Performing to King of New York (Ben Fankhauser, Kara Linsey & Cast)

8. Helen Dennis – Comebyanaway Pure Love – BC – Performing to Carried Away (Shawn Mendes)

9. Christina Oxtoby – Legacy Heaven Sent Shai – BC – Performing to The Blessing (UK Blessing/World Blessing)

10. Cath O’Neill Stettonhill’s Jazzman – GSD – Performing to Still Lovin’ You (The Scorpions)*

*Leslie Neville and Brambledale Blue Dewy – qualified but has subsequently withdrawn. Replaced by Reserve Cath O’Neill

** Lucy Creek and JK’s Amazing Zante – qualified but has subsequently withdrawn. Replaced by Reserve Carole Dodson

UK FREESTYLE FINALS – Friday 11.55am (Winners Spotlight Performance – 4pm)

1. Helen Dennis – Comebyanaway Pure Love – BC – Performing to Take A Look At Us Now (Javier Bardem & Shawn Mendes)

2. Kim Lyndon – Elmleas Dance Out Loud BC – Performing to The Boy Does Nothing (Alesha Dixon)

3. Mira Htikasch – Aviary Super Mover – BC – Performing to Beautiful Ghosts – (Taylor Swift)

4. Lucy Creek – Deltamadog Pobyddion Cae – BC – Performing to Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars)

5. Lucy Heath – Stillmoor Here comes The Sun – BC – Performing to The Grease Megamix (John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John)

6. Heather Smith – Google Chrome Fine Edition – Bearded Collie – Performing to My Immortal (Evanescence)

7. Nicci Hindson – Comebyanaway Wildest Dream – BC – Performing to Seize The Day (Newsies Original Broadway Cast)

8. Lorna Syrett – Nora of Beacon – WS – Performing to Into A Fantasy (Alexander Rybek)

9. Andrea Dellar – Comebyanaway Step In Time – BC – Performing to Loyal, Brave, True (Christina Aguilera)*

10. Lucy Heath – Trip Hazard – Crossbreed – Performing to Lion King Medley (Carmen Twillie, Lebo M, Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson)

* Lucy Creek and JK’s Amazing Zante – qualified but has subsequently withdrawn. Replaced by Reserve Andrea Dellar.

INTERNATIONAL FREESTYLE COMPETITION –  Saturday 11.50am (Winners Spotlight Performance – 5pm and Sunday 10.40am)

1 Germany – Doreen Kuhrt – Luke vom Rehgebirge – BC – Performing to Champion of the Rising Sun

2 Norway – Cathrine Kise – JK Red Rubin – BC – Performing to Better When I’m Dancing

3 The Netherlands – Grietje Wagenaar – BC – M&J Happy Days Obelix – Performing to Lion King

4 Sweden – Kristin Warnbring – Pa Pricken Raser-Ruth – BC – Performing to Silverado Theme song

5 Canada – Jennifer Fraser – Deloubelle Love Is All You Need – Afghan Hound – Performing to Perfect Isn’t Easy

6 Italy – Lucrezia Pireddu – Latinborder Roll In – BC – Performing to Medley of Sleeping Beauty & Maleficent

7 United Kingdom –  To be determined at Crufts

8 Hungary – Adrienn Bardos Mia The Dancing Queen – Beagle – Performing to The Greatest Showman

9 Japan – Lucie Plevova –  Perfect Phoenix – BC – Performing to Alpenglow

10 Czech Republic – Alena Smolikova – Freestyle Fox Royal Fellow – BC -Performing to Fishing Day/Catch a Fish

11 Switzerland – Gonnon Laetitia – Yoko Raindrop Ribble – BC – Performing to Apple Jack & XyloSwing

12 Belgium – Jules O’Dwyer – M&J Happy Days Our Ditto – BC – Performing to Pied Piper

Crufts 2024 Finals: Who has Qualified?

This year Paws n Music Association and Canine Freestyle GB ran the Semi-Final Competition on Saturday 20th January 2024 at Forest Oak Farm in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Congratulations to all those who competed. It was an amazing day full of great performances and wonderful camaraderie. 

Below are the top ten from each class who will go on to compete at Crufts 2024 

FREESTYLE (Not in running order)

Kim Lyddon with Elmleas Dance Out Loud, Border Collie

Lucy Creek with Deltmadog Pobydion Cae, Border Collie

Nicci Hindson with Comebyanaway Wildest Dream, Border Collie

Lucy Heath with Trip Hazard, Crossbreed

Helen Dennis with Comebyanaway Pure Love, Border Collie

Lorna Syrett with Nora of Beacon, Working Sheepdog

Lucy Creek with JK’s Amazing Jingle, Border Collie

Mira Hitkasch with Aviary Super Mover, Border Collie

Lucy Heath with Stillmoor Here Comes The Sun, Border Collie

Heather Smith with Google Chrome First Edition, Bearded Collie

First Reserve: Andrea Deller with Comebyanaway Step In Time, Border Collie

HEELWORK TO MUSIC (Not in Running Order)

Nicci Hindson with Comebyanaway Wildest Dream, Border Collie

Helen Dennis with Comebyanaway Pure Love, Border Collie

Carole Dodson with Borderdance Dream Legend From Kinaway, Border Collie

Lucy Creek with JK’s Amazing Xante, Border Collie

Lucy Heath with Stillmoor Star Turn, Border Collie

Lucy Creek with Deltmadog Pobydion Cae, Border Collie

Michelle Dodson with Kinaway Heart of Fire, Border Collie

Gina Pink with Whitethorn Dream Catcher, Working Sheepdog

Lesley Neville with Brambledale Blue Dewy, Bearded Collie

Christina Oxtoby with Legacy’s Heaven Sent Shai, Border Collie

First Reserve: Cath O’Neill with Strettonhill’s Jazzman, German Shepherd Dog

 DOTY and Crufts Semi-Finals Competition

– Full Running Order List –

 

For all those attending and wanting to follow the proceedings at the show this coming Saturday we ahve created an easy to print two pager for you. This is a full running order list for the day – We very much look forward to seeing you there and wish all the competitors the very best of luck!

FULL RUNNING ORDER LIST 2024 (Two Page PDF)

 Dog of the Year Finalists Announced!

We are delighted to announce the list of teams that have made it into the first ever Dog of the Year finals. Congratulations and we hope you enjoy the experience! The competition will take place alongside the Crufts Semi Finals on 20th January 2024.
We hope everyone will join us in wishing them all the best of luck!

Starters Heelwork to Music –
Katie Dable with Heidi Flies High
Tracey Robertson with The Flynnster
Claire Rasell with Dexter of Erinlace
Tessa Easton with Within My Temptation
Emily Shewell with Mister Unpredictaball

Novice Heelwork to Music –
Susan Balshaw with Wrecking Rob Roberts
Ali Buck with Yogi Bearcroft at Franali
Tracey Synnott with Janyjoy Honour Bound
Lucy Creek with Dialynne Ester Lauder
Jennifer Smith with Montaki Charm The Moon

Intermediate Heelwork to Music –
Lorna Syrett with Nora of Beacon
Susan Dooney with Pauldens Prince Scully
Martin Briggs with Nobite Stratospheric Cloud
Belinda Pickering with Ozzie The Reformer
Paul Ballard with Hardwicke Arrow

Advanced Heelwork to Music –
Heather Smith with Wee Roberts The Bruce
Jess Jones with Caliwag

Starters Freestyle –
Lisa Siggers with Bowanne Bright Future
Peter Baden with Wrexham Rascal
Lucie Ellis-Taitt with Longcoat Best Seller
Amber Somers with Touchwoods Francisco
Katie Dable with Lexi Go Round

Novice Freestyle –
Jacqueline Boyd with Smithlington Bertie at Clonameg
Jennifer Smith with Montaki Charm The Moon
Hannah Thompson with Golden Midwinter Solstice
Toni Slater with Master Chips of Valgrays
Susan Balshaw with Rob Roberts

Intermediate Freestyle –
Heather Smith with Wee Roberts The Bruce
Emily Shewell with Mister Unpredictaball
Jasmine Gower with Marvellous Millie Moo
Kirsty Smith with Lets Boss This
Karen Foster with Killiebrae Try

 

 

BRAND NEW – Dog of the Year!

ENTRIES NOW OPEN UNTIL 1st December 2023

The Dog of the Year Event is open to all dog and handler teams, at all levels.

To be in with a chance, all you need to do is keep a record of your dog’s placings (1st-8th) at any Kennel Club Licenced competition between January and November.  Placings and awards at training and fun shows do not count.

In November you will be invited to submit your application form – please do not submit sooner than that.

The top 5 dogs in your class/division will be invited to compete at the Crufts Semi Finals Competition for the overall Dog of the Year title in your class.

HERE IS A LINK TO THE FULL RULES AND APPLICATION

 

Crufts 2024 Semi Finals: Who has Qualified?

Congratulations to all those who have qualified for the Crufts 2024 semi finals!

Paws n Music Association and Canine Freestyle GB will be running the Semi-Final Competitions on Saturday 20th January 2024 at Forest Oak Farm in Lydney, Gloucestershire. Schedule will be out shortly…

FREESTYLE

Crufts Freestyle Winner: Nicci Hindson with Comebyanaway Wildest Dream, Border Collie (recieves automatic 2024 Semi-final qualification)

Forest Oak (Glos) Canine Society April 2023

Lucy Heath with Trip Hazard, Crossbreed
Lorna Syrett with Nora of Beacon, Working Sheepdog

Canine Freestyle GB May 2023

Lucy Creek with Deltmadog Pobydion Cae, Border Collie
Lucy Creek with JK’s Amazing Jingle, Border Collie

Paws N Music Association May 2023

Helen Dennis with Comebyanaway Pure Love, Border Collie
Lesley Neville with Brambledale Blue Dewy, Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie Club Scotland June 2023

Kim Lyddon with Elmleas Dance Out Loud, Border Collie
Heather Smith with Google Chrome First Edition, Bearded Collie

Paws N Music Association 5 August 2023

Lucy Heath with Stillmoor Here Comes The Sun, Border Collie
Andrea Deller with Comebyanaway Step In Time, Border Collie

Haslemere & District DTC 6 August 2023

Mira Hitkasch with Aviary Super Mover, Border Collie
Claire Giles with Aviary Special Effect, Border Collie

Paws N Music Association 26 August 2023

Vay Coltrose with Bru Bear, Crossbreed
Susan Wolf with Goldbounty’s Buttercup, Golden Retriever

Canine Freestyle GB 9th September 2023

Mary Muxworthy with Beverton Ted, Border Collie

South of England 17th September 2023

Ann Smart with Mystical Forest Nymth, Working Sheepdog
Diane Jones with Ivenza’s Little Dancer, Miniature Poodle

Scotland Border Collie Club 23th September 2023

Lesley Neville with Brambledale Brown Tedi, Bearded Collie
Paul Ballard with Hardwick Arrow, Border Collie

Scotland Border Collie Club 24th September 2023

Angela Payne with Jitter Bug, Toy Poodle
Pamela Ruscoe with Ychidig Draig, Crossbreed

HEELWORK TO MUSIC

Crufts HTM Winner: Irene Holt with Oltomaine Jack, Border Collie (recieves automatic 2024 Semi-final qualification)

Forest Oak (Glos) Canine Society April 2023

Lucy Heath with Stillmoor Star Turn, Border Collie
Lucy Creek with JK’s Amazing Xante, Border Collie

Canine Freestyle GB May 2023

Lucy Creek with Deltmadog Pobydion Cae, Border Collie
Andrea Deller with Comebyanaway Step In Time, Border Collie

Paws N Music Association May 2023

Susan Steele with Sheltysham Slim Roadie, Border Collie
Anne Shuker with Freckle Frenzy, Crossbreed

Bearded Collie Club Scotland June 2023

Helen Dennis with Comebyanaway Pure Love, Border Collie
Lesley Neville with Brambledale Blue Dewy, Bearded Collie

Paws N Music Association 5 August 2023

Nicci Hindson with Comebyanaway Wildest Dream, Border Collie
Nicci Hindson with Comebyanaway What A Feeling, Border Collie

Haslemere & District DTC 6 August 2023

Gina Pink with Whitethorn Dream Catcher, Working Sheepdog
Lucy Creek with Sonnetend Cordella, Hugarian Wired Haired Viszla

Paws N Music Association 26 August 2023

Michelle Dodson with Kinaway Heart of Fire, Border Collie
Cath O’Neill with Strettonhill’s Jazzman, German Shepherd Dog

Canine Freestyle GB 10th September 2023

Caroline Garrett with M&J Happy Days Time To Jive, Border Collie
Carole Dodson with Borderdance Dream Legend From Kinaway, Border Collie

South of England 17th September 2023

Carole Dodson with Fame Remember My Name, Crossbreed
Christina Oxtoby with Legacy’s Heaven Sent Shai, Border Collie

Scotland Border Collie Club 23th September 2023

Ann De Rizzio with Stillmoor Flash Dancer, Border Collie
Lisa Mappin with Casblaidd Valdoonican at Ayrewyne, Flatcoated Retriever

Scotland Border Collie Club 24th September 2023

Claire Giles with Aviary Special Effect, Border Collie
Mary Edgar with Tillychance Royal Sky Over Kipcroft, Border Collie

Crufts 2024 Semi Finals – Hold The Date!

Congratulations to all those who have qualified so far for the Crufts 2024 semi finals. We have a few more qualifier events this month before we have a final list of who we might see competing at the Semi-finals for a place at the Crufts 2024 finals. 

Last month we were delighted to hear that the Kennel Club had selected the Paws n Music Association and Canine Freestyle GB as the official hosts of the Semi-Final Competition in 2024. We are delighted to be collaborating with CFGB on this event and we are busy finalising our plans. The event will be held on Saturday 20th January 2024 at Forest Oak Farm in Lydney, Gloucestershire.

BUT THERES MORE…. this event will not just be about Crufts qualification, we have always said it should be an event for our whole community. Watch this space for more details to be released later this month!!!

Crufts Semi-Final 2024 Judges have now been confirmed:

Freestyle Judges: Richard Curtis, Ali Buck and Michelle Dodson

Heelwork to Music Judges: Richard Curtis, Ali Buck and Alison Wilde

Caught in action…

Check out all the fabulous pictures from our Early and Late August KC Competitions by the talented Richard Moss of Moss Furtography!

Brand New Fusion Class

PnM are delighted to have launched its brand new FUSION CLASS DIVISION this summer – Check out this video and find out more!

 

Move Development

If you are looking for something to help organise your training at home or in your training classes, the Move Development Scheme can be a great starting point! 

The Move Development Scheme (MDS) provides opportunities for people to gain credit for the work they do with their dog(s) on a continuous basis. It is highly flexible and can be used at a local level to motivate, maintain interest, recognise progression, encourage involvement, develop skills and prepare for higher level work.

Handlers and dogs gradually accumulate points for an increasingly wider range of moves. The handler is assessed on how well their dog does a move. They get 1 point if the dog can only do it with a food or toy lure, 2 points if the signal needed is really obvious and 3 points if it is minimal. Awards are given for each 40 point increment and start with Garnet going up to Zircon (200 points).

Handlers select for themselves what they want to be assessed on from a list of potential moves. It can be used as a standalone scheme, alongside other schemes such as Progress Awards or to help prepare for other schemes and / or competition.

The scheme can be implemented at a local level in a variety of ways with groups/clubs deciding for themselves how they want to carry out the assessments but none of these necessitate the use of an external assessor appointed by PnM. This does mean though that certificates awarded under the scheme may be subject to a wider variation of interpretation than those awarded for Progress Awards.

Small informal groups of friends who train together could use it to help them extend their range of moves and provide structure for their training. Individuals could also use it to provide ideas for their own training and for self-scoring. The awards given are purely for self development / internal club purposes and if individuals who don’t attend a group want to be assessed then it is up to them to negotiate being assessed within a group using the scheme. Clubs can either use the PnM certificate or provide their own.

Download the MDS Assessment Work Sheet HERE

What’s happening then …. ?

PROGRESS AWARDS

Open to ALL members

from
absolute beginners
to advanced handlers

Progress Awards are designed to encourage a strong foundation of handling, choreography and training across the four Divisions.

The assessment process will encourage a high quality of progress through the levels without prejudice to any breed, type of dog or handler. The Awards are held in a non-competitive atmosphere where the emphasis is on personal achievement.

All divisions have required set elements at each level, containing moves, which must be completed within the specified time to gain Awards. These compulsory elements may be performed in any order but all must be included, completed and not split. Additional moves, other than transitions between elements, are not required.

more…

LIFETIME AWARDs

Open to ALL members
from
Starters to Advanced

For wins at PnM Shows

and non PnM events where the additional divisions of Musical Dressage and Dances with Dogs are hosted. 

 

Two FIRST places, each in a different Division: Heelwork, Freestyle,  Dressage or Dances you are eligible for a

Bronze award

A further FIRST place in a third Division, you earn a

silver award

FIRST last of the 4 divisions you are eligible for the

Gold award

Only one win is needed in each Division and scores must be 18.0 or above. These awards can be accumulated over the life time of a dog.

To obtain an application form and apply for these attractive rosette awards either:

  • download this form and send a copy to awards or
  • email the following information Handler name, address, email address, Dog’s KC name and pet name, breed of dog,  the award for which you are applying, a list of relevant wins: the Division and class level, name of show and date .

Awards are presented annually at the PnM May Show.