And the shows did not disappoint. Between amazing agility trials, police dog demonstrations, and heart-warming stories told by dog owners, there was something there for everyone.
Best in Show
But the show that attracted the most audience, the one that everyone wanted to see, was the Best in Show. For four days, judges narrow down the choices of dogs to a few that are closest to the breed standard as possible. And on the Sunday night, the best one of them all, the crème de la crème, if you will, is selected and awarded the Best in Show trophy.
This year, a beautiful wire-haired Dachshund from the Hound group won the famed award. They say every dog has his day, and this was definitely Maisie's moment in the spotlight.
Don't Dump on My Parade
To show off their pride, the dogs then go for a victory lap around the ring after having received their awards. This was Maisie's moment to walk with her head held high. And she did…but sometimes when you gotta go, you gotta go…
Maisie is the first Best in Show Winner in recent years to take a dump on her own parade…was it excitement? Happiness? Maybe a mix of the two? One thing's for sure, no event is too important to take time for yourself, right Maisie?
Spectators could not hold back their laughter at this hilarious moment:
“Even the Crufts Best in Show has to go sometimes,” said another.
Well done Maisie, you are beautiful AND put a smile on Britain's face this weekend. That’s a pretty great achievement for a little dog.
Check out Maisie's hilarious lap of honour below: