Crufts 2023: Who won Best in Show and full list of results including Utility, Toy and Working winners

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Crufts has come to an end for another year after thousands of animal lovers flocked to Birmingham to watch the annual dog show.

Crufts 2023 took place between March 9 and March 12 this year and dog lovers from across the world flocked to the NEC in Birmingham to watch the annual dog event.Throughout the four day competition, dogs of all shapes and sizes competed in various events.

This year’s Crufts saw The Kennel Club’s 150th Anniversary Celebration Stakes take place for the first time on opening day.This one-off competition marked The Kennel Club’s century and a half and saw the Best in Show winners from the All Breed Championship Dog shows that took place in 2022 take part.

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Crufts prestigious Best in Show winner was announced on Sunday evening and the award saw seven finalists competing to win the big prize. The winners of the Gundog, Working, Pastoral, Terrier, Hound, Utility and Toy dogs categories were competing for 2023’s Best in Show title.

But which contestant was named top dog of Crufts 2023 in the Best in Show category? Here’s everything you need to know.

Who won Crufts Best in Show 2023?

Four-year-old Orca the Lagotta Romagnolo was crowned the winner of Best in Show at Crufts 2023. The pup beat more than 19,000 pooches from around the globe over the competition to claim the number one prize.

The dog’s handler is Javier Gonzalez Mendikote, and the Croatian pooch is owned by Sabina Zdunić Šinković and Ante Lučin.

Full list of results for Crufts 2023

Orca the Lagotto Romagnolo was crowned Best in Show at Crufts 2023Orca the Lagotto Romagnolo was crowned Best in Show at Crufts 2023
Orca the Lagotto Romagnolo was crowned Best in Show at Crufts 2023 | Getty Images


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Winner: Lagotto Romagnolo - Am Gch Kan Trace Very Cheeky Chic (known as Orca)

Reserve: Labrador Retriever - Sh Ch Lapema Masquerade at Sandylands


Winner: Dobermann - Ch Manzart Wise Guy (known as Archie)

Reserve: Tibetan Mastiff - Fr Ch Rongshai Du Domaine De Toundra


Winner: Old English Sheepdog - Grk Gr Ch Airzeppeline Delia (known as Delia)

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Reserve: Border Collie - Etched in Sand by The Lake (known as Lenor)


Winner: Wire Fox Terrier - Ch Blanca Vd Schoenen Bergen (known as Blanca)

Reserve: Border Terrier - Ch Otterbobs Tolson


Winner: Irish Wolfhound - Ch Sade Paris (known as Paris)

Reserve: Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) - Ch Forget-Me-Not V Tum-Tum’s Vriendjes


Winner: Poodle (Standard) - Ch Huffish Rewrite The Stars with Atastar (known as Jake)

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Reserve: Japanese Akita Inu - Sh Ch Dai Kichi Go Shun’you Kensha


Winner: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Ch Ellemich American Express (known as Dublin)

Reserve: Yorkshire Terrier - Ch/multi Ch Royal Precious Jp’s F4 Conan

Crufts 2024 dates

Crufts will take place over four days next year. The dates and categories include:

  • Thursday, March 7 - Utility and Toy
  • Friday, March 8 - Gundog
  • Saturday, March 9 - Working and Pastoral
  • Sunday, March 10 - Terrier and Hound
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