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Readers' Polls 

How often do you have your own dogs vaccinated/boosted?
 
3
 
72
 
42
 
16
 
5
 
10


How well have your dogs done in the show ring this year?
 Better than you hoped?
 
49
 About as well as you hoped?
 
31
 Not as well as you hoped?
 
33
The poll is closed.


Of the litters you have bred, what proportion have required a caesarean operation:
 None
 
107
 Fewer than a quarter
 
68
 Fewer than a half
 
3
 Fewer than three quarters
 
4
 More than three quarters
 
5
The poll is closed.


Which official health or DNA tests do you have done on dogs or bitches you will use for breeding?
 Hips
 
122
 Elbows
 
29
 Eyes
 
123
 Deafness
 
9
 Von Willebrand's
 
13
 Heart
 
35
 Others
 
63
 None
 
8
The poll is closed.


Who normally handles your dogs in the show ring?
 Yourself
 
188
 Partner/family member
 
68
 Friend
 
4
 Professional handler
 
2
The poll is closed.


What was the lifespan of the oldest dog you have owned?
 Seven years or younger
 
2
 Eight or nine years
 
6
 Ten or eleven years
 
10
 Twelve or thirteen years
 
56
 Fourteen or fifteen years
 
103
 Sixteen or seventeen years
 
65
 Eighteen or nineteen years
 
16
 Twenty years or more
 
4
The poll is closed.


If you are a breeder, are you a member of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme?
 Yes
 
109
 No
 
139
 Not a breeder
 
24
The poll is closed.


Do you collect items related to your main breed?
 Books
 
139
 Paintings or prints
 
167
 Models/sculpture
 
171
 Magazines
 
69
 Pedigrees
 
77
 Jewellery
 
59
 Show catalogues
 
66
 Others
 
42
 None
 
8
The poll is closed.


Which of these products do you use when preparing your dogs for the show ring? Please click on as many as appropriate.
 Powder
 
35
 Chalk
 
43
 Lacquer or hairspray
 
50
 Silicon-based shampoo or conditioner
 
65
 None of the above
 
158
The poll is closed.


In your main breed, where do you think the standard is in general the highest?
 The British Isles
 
85
 Scandinavia
 
28
 Elsewhere in Western Europe
 
18
 Russia and Eastern Europe
 
5
 North America
 
19
 South America
 
0
 Australasia
 
6
 Asia
 
1
 Africa
 
2
The poll is closed.


When you go on holiday, who looks after your dogs?
 Family
 
51
 Friends
 
13
 Kennel staff
 
4
 House sitter
 
11
 Boarding kennel
 
16
 Take them with you
 
57
 Don't go on holiday
 
119
The poll is closed.


Have you ever visited the Kennel Club in Clarges Street?
  Yes, as a member
 
24
  Not a member, but have visited for a meeting
 
33
  Neither of the above, but have visited the library or an exhibition
 
34
  No
 
186
The poll is closed.


Other than at Crufts, do you use the benching provided at championship shows?
  Yes, for your dog(s)
 
185
  Yes, but only for your belongings
 
22
  No
 
127
The poll is closed.


Would you support the compulsory identification by microchip of all dogs?
  Yes
 
236
  No
 
110
The poll is closed.


At general championship shows, do you buy a catalogue?
  Always
 
150
  Sometimes, depending on price
 
79
  Never
 
91
  Obtain breed pages from an exhibitor in another breed
 
16
The poll is closed.


How often do you normally trim your adult dogs' nails?
  They wear down naturally
 
52
  Once a fortnight
 
44
  Once a week
 
28
  Once a month
 
81
  Once every two months
 
6
  Less often
 
11
The poll is closed.


Do your dogs live
  Mainly as house dogs?
 
265
  Mainly as kennel dogs?
 
16
  Some of each?
 
46
The poll is closed.


Do you think that everyone who breeds even one litter of any type of dog should be licensed and inspected?
 Yes
 
273
 No
 
205
The poll is closed.


Would more sets of CCs available for your breed encourage you to attend more championship shows than you currently go to?
  Yes
 
157
  No
 
123
The poll is closed.


How long after obtaining your first pedigree dog, did you breed your first litter?
  Within two years
 
19
  Within three or four years
 
76
  Within five or six years
 
41
  Within seven or eight years
 
27
  Within nine or ten years
 
15
  Within 11 to 15 years
 
22
  Within 16 to 20 years
 
18
  Longer
 
10
  Haven't yet bred a litter
 
96
The poll is closed.


What is the highest award you have so far won with one of your dogs in the UK?
 Open show first prize
 
31
 Open show best of breed
 
59
 Open show group or best in show
 
12
 Championship show class place
 
108
 Championship show first prize
 
78
 Reserve CC
 
38
 Challenge certificate
 
50
 UK champion title
 
81
 Championship show group place
 
52
 Championship show group win
 
42
 Championship show all breeds BIS
 
15
The poll is closed.


Is it time for the special regulations for dogs travelling between the UK and the rest of Europe to be relaxed?
 Yes
 
100
 No
 
154
The poll is closed.


Are you an officer or committee member of any of the following - please mark as many as apply to you.
 Breed or sub-group club
 
128
 General or group canine society
 
61
 Ringcraft club
 
36
 Obedience/general training club
 
122
 Agility club
 
47
 Flyball club
 
40
 Heelwork to music club
 
9
 Working trials club
 
14
 Working gundog club
 
3
 The Kennel Club
 
29
 Other canine club
 
18
The poll is closed.


What is the best age to select the pick of the litter in your breed, in terms of show quality?
 Soon after birth
 
17
 One to five weeks
 
7
 Six weeks
 
36
 Seven weeks
 
10
 Eight weeks
 
54
 Nine to 12 weeks
 
112
 Three to five months
 
12
 Six months
 
1
 Later
 
10
The poll is closed.


Should the Kennel Club participate in a sequel to Pedigree Dogs Exposed?
 Yes
 
208
 No
 
121
The poll is closed.


At shows in Europe, all dogs are graded, and usually have a written critique, whether or not they win. Would you like to see these at UK shows?
 Grading
 
26
 Critique for each dog
 
20
 Both
 
208
 Neither
 
81
The poll is closed.


Are you going to the FCI World Show in Paris?
 As an exhibitor
 
25
 As a spectator or judge
 
32
 No
 
179
The poll is closed.


Should there be an age limit beyond which judges are no longer passed to give CCs in any further breeds?
 None at all
 
104
 75 years
 
147
 80 years
 
11
 85 years or beyond
 
2
The poll is closed.


Do you trim the whiskers of your show dogs?
 Yes
 
105
 No
 
201
The poll is closed.


If you win a perpetual trophy at a show, do you take it home?
 Always
 
123
 Never
 
28
 Only if it's a very special win
 
20
The poll is closed.


Do you share the journeys to longer-distance shows with other exhibitors?
 Usually
 
54
 Sometimes
 
29
 Seldom
 
98
The poll is closed.


When you are judging a dog on the move, which is your greatest priority?
 Movement coming and going
 
1
 Movement in profile
 
66
 Both equally
 
187
The poll is closed.


Have you ever: (Please vote for more than one option if appropriate)
  Imported a dog or bitch from outside the UK/Ireland
 
83
  Used a stud dog living outside the UK/Ireland
 
49
  Used an imported stud dog
 
63
  None of the above
 
200
The poll is closed.


Would you allow a dog to sleep on your bed?
  Often
 
197
  Occasionally
 
71
  Never
 
74
The poll is closed.


At a guess, which group do you think the Crufts best in show winner is most likely to come from?
  Hound
 
23
  Gundog
 
44
  Terrier
 
78
  Utility
 
9
  Working
 
19
  Pastoral
 
14
  Toy
 
86
The poll is closed.


Do you feel the health and soundness of your main breed have improved in the last few years?
 Yes, significantly
 
19
 Yes, slightly
 
23
 About the same
 
53
 Become slightly worse
 
56
 Become significantly worse
 
21
The poll is closed.


What is the furthest you have travelled to watch, judge at or even perhaps compete at a dog show?
  Never beyond the UK
 
181
  Republic of Ireland
 
24
  Europe
 
73
  Other continents
 
56
The poll is closed.


Under which type of judge do you prefer competing at championship shows?
  Breed specialists
 
124
  Judges from other breeds within your group
 
12
  Judges with a background in other groups
 
50
  Judges from other countries
 
44
The poll is closed.


How does the average standard of the dogs been shown in your main breed compare with ten years ago?
  Much better nowadays
 
73
  Slightly better
 
83
  Roughly the same
 
79
  Slightly worse
 
33
  Much worse
 
93
The poll is closed.


In your main breed, would you prefer to see more or fewer puppies bred each year?
 More
 
149
 Fewer
 
121
 The level is about right at present
 
56
The poll is closed.


How many dogs are you entering at Crufts?
  More than five
 
10
  Five
 
7
  Four
 
18
  Three
 
30
  Two
 
57
  One
 
100
  None
 
145
The poll is closed.


Do you think dogs should be inspected by a show vet before their champion title is confirmed?
  No
 
35
  Yes, for all breeds
 
213
  Yes, but only for the 'high profile' breeds
 
59
The poll is closed.


Do you let your dogs eat leftovers from your own food?
  Often
 
69
  Occasionally
 
108
  Never
 
24
The poll is closed.


How have your dogs done in the show ring this year?
  Better than I'd hoped for
 
111
 As I expected
 
26
  Not as well as I'd hoped for
 
90
The poll is closed.


Should champions stop competing for the CC and thereafter challenge only for the best of breed award?
 No, they should continue as at present
 
243
 Yes, after winning their title, as in the US
 
180
 Yes, after winning a certain number of CCs, possibly ten?
 
243
The poll is closed.


Would you consider breeding again from a bitch who has had:
 One previous caesarean section
 
102
 Two previous caesarean sections
 
2
 More than two
 
3
 Not from any bitch who has previously had a caesarean
 
181
The poll is closed.


In your experience, what is the average lifespan of your main breed?
  Under 8 years
 
4
  8 or 9 years
 
8
  10 or 11 years
 
38
  12 or 13 years
 
118
  14 or 15 years
 
75
  Over 15 years
 
20
The poll is closed.


Do you think shows would be better or worse off without group and best in show judging?
  Better
 
45
  Worse
 
218
The poll is closed.


What is the ideal age for a potential stud dog's first mating?
 Under 12 months
 
10
 12 to 15 months
 
84
 15 to 18 months
 
15
 18 months to 2 years
 
28
 2 to 3 years
 
57
 Older
 
2
The poll is closed.


Would you like to see the law banning the docking of tails in England, Scotland and Wales repealed?
  Yes
 
225
  No
 
238
The poll is closed.


What is the furthest you would travel to exhibit at an all-breeds or group open show?
  25 miles
 
20
  50 miles
 
50
  75 miles
 
39
  100 miles
 
113
 150 miles
 
22
  200 miles
 
9
  Further
 
39
The poll is closed.


If you are an exhibitor, on average how often do you compete at Kennel Club licensed shows:
 Twice a week
 
6
  Once a week
 
23
  Once every two weeks
 
77
  Once a month
 
44
  Less often
 
50
The poll is closed.


Would you like to see classes at shows for puppies of four to six months?
  Yes
 
87
  No
 
227
The poll is closed.


Are the majority of winners in your breed:
 Close to the correct size according to the Standard
 
59
 Too big
 
167
 Too small
 
36
The poll is closed.


Do you serve as an officer or committee member of:
 A breed or sub-group club
 
90
 A general or group canine society
 
22
 Both
 
38
 Neither
 
79
The poll is closed.


Next year's FCI World Show will be held in Paris. Will you consider competing there?
  Yes
 
67
  No
 
222
  Hadn't yet thought about it
 
11
The poll is closed.


How old were you when you first handled a dog in the show ring?
  Under 10
 
40
  10-14
 
45
  15-19
 
62
  20-29
 
88
  30-39
 
63
  40-49
 
87
  50-59
 
14
  60-69
 
2
  70-79
 
1
  80 or over
 
2
The poll is closed.


What do you realistically hope for when you compete at a championship show?
 To qualify for Crufts
 
110
 A first prize
 
55
 A reserve CC
 
2
 A CC
 
108
 A group placing or better
 
10
The poll is closed.


At present, is the number of challenge certificates on offer to your breed each year:
  Too many
 
28
  Roughly the right number
 
71
  Too few
 
140
The poll is closed.


Given the choice would you prefer:
  One set of CCs, for dog and bitch
 
135
  Two single CCs, for the best of breed
 
56
The poll is closed.


Would you like to see the return of the dog licence?
 Yes
 
40
 No
 
182
The poll is closed.


How long have you been with your current veterinary practice?
  Less than a year
 
8
  1 to 2 years
 
11
  2 to 4 years
 
26
  2 to 4 years
 
8
  4 to 6 years
 
23
  6 to 8 years
 
29
  8 to 10 years
 
23
  10 to 15 years
 
53
  15 to 20 years
 
29
  20 to 25 years
 
29
  25 years or over
 
85
The poll is closed.


How long had you been showing dogs before you first judged at a limited or open show?
  Less than four years?
 
8
  Four or five years?
 
34
  Six or seven years?
 
50
  Eight or nine years?
 
36
  Ten to 15 years?
 
28
  More than 15 years?
 
30
The poll is closed.


At general championship shows, do you buy a catalogue:
  Always
 
154
  Never
 
73
  Depending on the price
 
40
  Buy pages from exhibitor in another breed
 
17
The poll is closed.


What is the youngest age you would consider breeding from a bitch?
 12-15 months
 
6
 15-18 months
 
9
 18-24 months
 
88
 24-30 months
 
132
 30-36 months
 
25
 Over 36 months
 
7
The poll is closed.


If you are travelling to or from Continental Europe to show your dogs, which method of transport do you usually use?
  Air
 
2
  Car/Eurotunnel
 
23
  Car/ferry
 
37
  Coach
 
2
  Train
 
1
The poll is closed.


Should the German Shepherd Dog breed lose the word 'Alsatian' from its official name?
  Yes
 
1159
  No
 
369
The poll is closed.


What is the maximum number of litters you have bred from a bitch?
  One
 
31
  Two
 
57
  Three
 
83
  Four
 
28
  Five
 
7
  Six
 
2
  More than six (in the days when this was permissible)
 
4
The poll is closed.


Would you consider exporting a dog to a Far Eastern country?
  Yes
 
14
  No
 
210
The poll is closed.


Would you like to see the ban on hunting with hounds repealed?
  Yes
 
164
  No
 
125
The poll is closed.


How much time each week do you spend grooming your show dog?
  Less than an hour
 
84
  One to two hours
 
45
  Two to four hours
 
24
  Four to seven hours
 
22
  More than seven hours
 
14
The poll is closed.


What means of permanent identification do you use for your dogs?
  DNA sample
 
0
  Microchip
 
183
  Tattoo
 
2
  All three of the above
 
5
  DNA and microchip
 
28
  DNA and tattoo
 
0
  Microchip and tattoo
 
16
  None of the above
 
12
The poll is closed.


What would you expect to pay for a stud fee for a champion dog in your main breed?
  Less than £200
 
8
  £200 to £400
 
43
  £400 to £600
 
57
  £600 to £800
 
68
  £800 to £1,000
 
27
  Over £1,000
 
10
The poll is closed.


Based solely on their views on companion-animal issues, which of the political parties would you favour at the general election?
  Labour
 
16
  Conservative
 
145
  Liberal Democrats
 
98
  Scottish National
 
3
  Plaid Cymru
 
2
  Green
 
19
  UK Independence
 
7
  Other
 
3
The poll is closed.


How many UK breed clubs do you belong to?
 One
 
51
 Two
 
57
 Three
 
43
 Four
 
19
 Five
 
9
 More than five?
 
22
The poll is closed.


Do you think that any limit should be placed on the number of litters a top quality dog should be allowed to sire, in relation to the total number of litters produced in that breed?
 Yes
 
240
 No
 
45
The poll is closed.


How many miles do you, on average, travel to and from dog shows during a year?
 Less than 500
 
12
 500 to 1,000
 
7
 1,000 to 2,000
 
13
 2,000 to 5,000
 
63
 5,000 to 10,000
 
26
 10,000 to 20,000
 
47
 Over 20,000
 
10
The poll is closed.


Were it possible to choose, during which season of the year would you prefer to breed and rear a litter of puppies?
 Spring
 
147
 Summer
 
24
 Autumn
 
11
 Winter
 
14
The poll is closed.


Judging from the ringside or from the television coverage, which finalist would you have chosen as best in show at Crufts?
 Rottweiler
 
31
 Cardigan Corgi
 
39
 Scottish Terrier
 
166
 Pharaoh Hound
 
102
 Akita
 
24
 Maltese
 
50
 Hungarian Vizsla
 
121
The poll is closed.


How did the television coverage of Crufts compare with the programmes from past years?
 Much better
 
20
 Slightly better
 
11
 Similar
 
155
 Slightly worse
 
188
 Much worse
 
74
The poll is closed.


How many days do you plan to attend the National Exhibition Centre over the Crufts period?
 More than four
 
9
 Four
 
19
 Three
 
12
 Two
 
66
 One
 
147
 None
 
48
The poll is closed.


If the choice were available would you prefer to win
 A rosette
 
198
 Prize money to equivalent value
 
68
The poll is closed.


What is the highest award one of your dogs has yet achieved in the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme?
 Puppy foundation
 
4
 Bronze
 
39
 Silver
 
49
 Gold
 
42
 Haven't tried yet
 
58
The poll is closed.


Do you think pedigrees of all registered dogs should be freely available on the Kennel Club website?
  Yes
 
231
  No
 
67
The poll is closed.


How much on-lead exercise do your adult dogs receive on an average day?
 Free running only
 
104
 Under half a mile
 
25
 Under a mile
 
10
 Under two miles
 
55
 Under four miles
 
39
 Four miles or more
 
15
The poll is closed.


When did you first attend Crufts?
 This will be my first time
 
16
 2005 or later
 
42
 2000 or later
 
93
 1990 or later
 
58
 1980 or later
 
72
 1970 or later
 
70
 1960 or later
 
38
 1950 or later
 
3
 Before 1950
 
3
The poll is closed.


What is the minimum age at which you would consider breeding from a bitch of your breed?
 12-18 months
 
21
 18 months-2 years
 
65
 2-3 years
 
177
 Not younger than 3 years
 
19
The poll is closed.


Do you agree with Professor Bateson that all puppies should be microchipped before they leave for their new home?
 Yes
 
219
 No
 
69
The poll is closed.


In general, how would you describe the people in your breed?
 Friendly and welcoming to everyone
 
27
 Friendly with those they know
 
126
  Somewhat aloof
 
150
The poll is closed.


How often do you groom your dogs?
 Every day
 
69
 Once a week
 
101
 Once a month
 
14
 Only before a show
 
10
 Never
 
4
The poll is closed.


Which of the following best describes you?
 A breeder
 
4
 A breeder/exhibitor
 
155
 An exhibitor
 
53
 A pet owner
 
117
The poll is closed.


On average how often are you in contact with your puppy buyers?
 Once a week
 
21
 Once a month
 
26
 Quarterly
 
16
 Couple of times a year
 
70
 Annually
 
20
 Never
 
5
The poll is closed.


Which of the beds below most closely matches the description of the bedding you give your dogs?
 Traditional basket and blanket
 
4
 Plastic bed with doggie duvet
 
31
 Vetbed or similar
 
111
 Foam filled bed/mattress
 
30
 Bean bag
 
3
 Cage with blanket or duvet
 
70
 Wooden box with shredded paper
 
5
The poll is closed.


Do you prefer to show under
 Mainly all-rounder judges
 
146
 Mainly specialist judges
 
90
 A mixture of both all-rounders and specialists
 
153
The poll is closed.


Do general championship show entry fees represent good value for money?
 Yes
 
102
 No
 
258
The poll is closed.


How old were you when you owned your first dog?
 0-5 years
 
71
 5-15 years
 
147
 15-25 years
 
68
 25-35 years
 
23
 35-55 years
 
11
 Over 55 years
 
0
The poll is closed.


How many breed clubs are you a member of, including overseas clubs?
 1
 
45
 2-3
 
140
 4-5
 
40
 5+
 
20
The poll is closed.


Have your ever obtained a prescription from your vet to source medication for your dog elsewhere?
 Yes
 
89
 No
 
222
The poll is closed.


If you are an exhibitor, at how many shows would you exhibit, on average, each year?
 Less than 20
 
126
 20 to 39
 
92
 40 to 59
 
13
 60 or more
 
8
The poll is closed.


How much is the average stud fee in your breed?
 Under £100
 
0
 £100-£250
 
12
 £250-£500
 
81
 £500-£1,000
 
101
 Over £1,000
 
6
The poll is closed.


After obtaining your foundation bitch, how long did it take you to breed your first UK champion?
 
74
 
50
 
14
 
7
 
4
 
230


A year on from Pedigree Dogs Exposed has the impact of the programme been:
 Generally negative
 
148
 Generally positive
 
54
 A bit of both
 
57
The poll is closed.


How often do you worm your dogs?
 Roughly every three months
 
92
 Roughly every six months
 
111
 Roughly every year
 
23
 Never
 
13
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What is the average price of a pet quality puppy in your breed?
 Under £500
 
20
 £500-£1,000
 
208
 £1,000-£1,500
 
24
 Over £1,500
 
3
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What is the average price of a show quality puppy in your breed?
 Under £500
 
15
 £500-£1,000
 
230
 £1,000-£1,500
 
32
 Over £1,500
 
7
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How do you identify your dogs?
 Microchip
 
219
 Tattoo
 
13
 Collar and tag
 
133
 I don't identify my dogs
 
15
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How interested are you in breeds other than your own?
 I take an interest in all breeds
 
169
 I take an interest in my breed and a handful of others
 
154
 I am solely interested in my own breed
 
19
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Should double handling
 Never be allowed?
 
293
 Be allowed in moderation at breed shows?
 
30
 Be allowed at any show?
 
6
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Do you endorse in any way the KC registration certificates of
 All the puppies you sell?
 
128
 Only the puppies who are purely pets?
 
5
 None of the puppies you sell?
 
69
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Should committee members be able to judge at their own breed club's shows?
 Yes
 
82
 No
 
191
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Should committee members be able to show at their own breed club's shows?
 Yes
 
109
 No
 
196
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Do you follow dog show scenes in countries other than the UK?
 Yes, with great interest
 
63
 Yes, with mild interest
 
98
 No, I'm not interested at all
 
70
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Do you read Dog World in print as well as online?
 Yes
 
152
 No
 
69
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How do you feel about the use of treadmills for dogs?
 They can replace traditional forms of exercise
 
3
 They have therapeutic uses as long as dogs are exercised in the traditional way as well
 
128
 They shouldn't be used at all
 
69
The poll is closed.


Would you consider rehoming your dogs?
 Only in exceptional circumstances (e.g. divorce, dogs fighting etc)
 
95
 When their show/breeding careers are over
 
29
 Never
 
131
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How many dogs do you own?
 1
 
28
 2-3
 
130
 4-5
 
82
 6-10
 
81
 10+
 
39
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Have you ever been an exhibitor at a championship show under the jurisdiction of an overseas kennel club?
 Yes
 
89
 No
 
84
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Have you ever had difficulty finding accommodation or a suitable house as a dog owner?
 Yes
 
84
 No
 
39
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If it meant a reduction in entry fees, should benches be abolished?
 Yes
 
250
 No
 
95
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Do you think father to daughter, mother to son and full brother to sister matings should be:
 Banned altogether?
 
265
 Allowed only in special circumstances?
 
96
 Allowed at any time?
 
17
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Do you think Kennel Club membership should be:
 Open to all?
 
59
 Open to all with several years' proven experience of the dog world?
 
161
 Limited to 1,500 as at present?
 
89
The poll is closed.


Do you prefer
 Outdoor shows
 
155
 Indoor shows
 
32
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Do you Kennel Club register
 All the puppies you breed
 
166
 Some of the puppies you breed
 
6
 None of the puppies you breed
 
0
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Should The Kennel Club sell its Clarges Street headquarters and set up outside London?
 Yes
 
169
 No
 
72
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Is dog showing your
 Main hobby
 
139
 Only hobby
 
49
 Your hobby and your business
 
10
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In relation to your breed, are the benches at most general championship shows:
 Too small
 
100
 About the right size
 
78
 Too big
 
2
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Do you think vets understand and are supportive of dog breeders?
 Yes
 
24
 No
 
133
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Where official health schemes are available, should it be compulsory for both parents to be tested before their progeny are registered by the Kennel Club?
 Yes
 
217
 No
 
11
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Has this been:
 The best Crufts ever
 
72
 Much the same as always
 
107
 Not as good as usual
 
42
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Do you think that Crufts and the world of dogs as a whole is better or worse off without the BBC coverage?
 Better off
 
215
 Worse off
 
65
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Is it hypocritical of the BBC to star a St Bernard in EastEnders when it refused to televise Crufts if this breed, among others, were featured?
 Yes
 
401
 No
 
25
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How many times have you been to Crufts?
 0-5
 
270
 6-10
 
165
 11-20
 
213
 21-50
 
226
 51+
 
14
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How much extra mileage does travelling to and from dog shows put on your car in any one year?
 Under 5,000
 
21
 5,000 - 10,000
 
83
 10,000 - 15,000
 
40
 15,000 +
 
24
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