seasons greetings everyone Well I got a gift of tickets to Crufts this year. Someone was paying attention to all the hints I dropped lol. I have never been before but I’m told to prepare for lots of walking. I’m going on the utility breeds day as I want to see the Akitas. I’d love to go see the Kangals as well but I can’t make two days. We are set on another Akita sometime next year and have been in touch with a breeder already. Having exchanged a couple of emails I’m basically on the list so to speak. What is it like at Crufts in regards to speaking to breeders/people showing etc? Are they sectioned off in a no go zone? If not, would they be too busy with their dogs to have me trying to go over to have a chat? It’d be nice to meet my breeder(I believe she will be there) as well as others. I’ve been told the weekends are busier due to people taking kids (I’ll be guilty of this lol). I take it the event organisers ‘understand’ this and has stuff that will hold their attention too? Would hate for them to be bored all day. We intend to stay from the beginning until the group judging is over in the evening. We are also staying in a hotel the night before so it breaks up the driving into two days instead of driving that long journey twice in a day.