Although it was a very different event in 1891, Charles Cruft
was a great showman and would surely have enjoyed the size and scope of the event today, which is an essential date in any dog lover's calendar.
It led to him taking over the management of the Allied Terrier Club Show at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster back in Britain and later holding the first Cruft's show at the Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington in 1891.
The job saw him working in Europe and he was invited by French dog breeders to organise the promotion of the canine section Charles Cruft
in the 1878 Paris Exhibition.
1886: The first Cruft's Dog Show to be held in London, was organised by Charles Cruft
, general manager of a dog biscuit firm.
FORMER dog biscuit manufacturer Charles Cruft
held his debut dog show in 1886 in Islington, north London, but the first Crufts took place in 1891.
Cruft's, the canine Champions' League, was invented in 1891 by Charles Cruft
, a one-time dog-biscuit travelling salesman who had worked his way up from office boy at the Spratt company.
It was in 1878 that Charles Cruft
( who had been working for a company selling dog cakes ( was asked to organise the canine section of the Paris Exhibition.
The show was founded by Charles Cruft
- a travelling salesman who had a brainwave.
1 MR CRUFT: Former dog biscuit manufacturer Charles Cruft
held his first ever dog show in 1886 in Islington, North London, but the first Crufts show did not take place until 1891.
Crufts was founded in 1891 by Charles Cruft
, who went into business with James Spratt selling "dog cakes" in London.
Crufts was founded in the Victorian era by Charles Cruft
- with the inaugural show attracting 2,437 entries to the Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington in 1891.
The prestigious show is named after its founder, Charles Cruft