Crufts is the greatest dog’s show in the world, and Tease, a two and a half year old Scottish Whippet was the winner in the 2018 edition of Britain’s Crufts dog show, which started in 1891. Collooney Tartan Tease, from Scotland beat six other dogs in the finals to take the crown. Tease’s owner, Yvette Short from Edinburgh viewed the win as incredible and wonderful. The Best in Show award was the last of the four-day event, which attracted over 20,000 competitors including Bulldogs, Shar Peis, Charles Spaniels, Chow Chows, and others.
Animal Rights Activist Intruder
Tease won the Hound Group title in the main event. However, the day was not without controversy, just as Tease was about to come on, intruders stormed the Crufts arena. The Crufts organizers said the intruders were from animal rights group, PETA. The intruders came into the arena just as Tease was about to be crowned winner as the Best in Show.
Yvette Short had stepped up on stage with Tease by her side when the intruders made a sprint onto the grounds. She quickly grabbed and held Tease while security officers cornered and wrestled the intruders to the ground, while the live audience booed the intruders.
The 2018 edition was held at NEC in Birmingham between March 8 and March 11, where pampered hounds competed for the Best in Show. Last year’s winner was Afterglow Miami Ink, an American Cocker Spaniel. Tease received a replica of the solid silver Keddal Memorial Trophy named after Robert Kendal the show’s long running manager as well as a cash prize of £100. Winners go on to make their owners a hefty payday in the form of sponsorship deals, and their puppies are highly sought after. The runners-up position went to a Pointer named Chilli who was the winner in the Gundog breeds category.