Mrs Cecil Sprigge of Abinger Common, Surrey interested the great showman, Charles Cruft in Boxers.
Charles Cruft in 1931
Alert as always to encourage a "new" breed, he gave the Boxer wide publicity.
At his Golden Jubilee Show in 1936 (held at the Royal Agricultural Hall consisting of 1466 classes, producing a new world record of 10,650 entries), he put on the first Boxer class ever to be held at a British dog show.
Mrs Sprigge guaranteed the class.
Royal Agricultural Hall, London
Ring 25 - Gallery, Main Hall.
Judge - Mr Chris Houlker
Entries - 9 (of which 2 N.F.C. - cropped ears)
GRAHAM, Mrs I. M.
3872 - Willi von Brandenburg (Dog, b. 16 Jun 1932, Breeder Miss P. M. Rogers , by Drill von Kurland - Cilly von Rothenburg ).
SPRIGGE, Mrs C.
3874 - Fritz of Leith Hill (N.F.C) (Dog, b. -, Breeder Mrs Westcott, by Armin v. Haake - Phillippa).
3875 - Cilly von Rothenburg (N.F.C) (Bitch, b. 7 Feb 1930, Breeder Hanrich Sommer, by Asso v. Zenith - Ens v. Niederhof).
- Dogs & Bitches
1st - Best of Breed & Best dog - 3872 - Willi von Brandenburg
SPECIAL BREEDERS - Dogs & Bitches
DEFINITION OF CLASSES
BRACE - For two exhibits (either sex or mixed) of one breed or variety, belonging to the same exhibitor, each exhibit having been entered in some other class than Brace or Team.
TEAM - For three or more exhibits (either sex or mixed) of one breed or variety, belonging to the same exhibitor, each exhibit having been entered in some other class than Brace or Team.
INDEX OF CRUFTS RESULTS