1. Heelwork to Music
Dog dancing or “Heelwork to Music” premiered at Crufts in 2005. It has since become a crowd favorite, existing somewhere between rhythmic gymnastics and Dancing With the Stars. Costumes are also involved.
Crufts also has “Flyball,” a high adrenaline dog race, complete with crowd participation and a few unwavering rules, like each team having “at least one ABC (anything but a collie) dog in the team.” Sorry collies!
3. It’s the biggest
This year, 25,000 dogs are expected to compete. Westminster pales with 3,200.