Person    | Male  Born 1852  Died 1938

Charles Cruft

Categories: Animals

Dog show promoter. Worked as a travelling salesman for Spratt's. His first dog show was run in 1878 at the request of the French breeders at the Paris Exhibition. There followed some more on behalf of the British breeders. In 1886 he ran the first Cruft's Show, for the Allied Terrier Club, held at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster (now the Central Hall, Westminster). In 1891 the show moved to the Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington where it ran until 1939.

It is said that he preferred cats.

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Charles Cruft

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Charles Cruft

Historic House Charles Alfred Cruft, dog show promoter lived near here, 1913...

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Spratt's

Spratt's

Canine food specialists and operators of the "largest dog biscuit factory in the world" in Fawe Street, Poplar. Started by an American entrepreneur James Spratt, who introduced the biscuit to Lond...

Group, Animals, Commerce, Food & Drink, USA

1 memorial
Patty Astley

Patty Astley

Wife of Philip; see there for more info. We cannot be certain that the image represents Patty.

Person, Animals, Theatre

1 memorial
Barking Lord Scruff

Barking Lord Scruff

Music critic, dog poet, photographic model and all round good egg.

Animal, Animals

1 memorial
Ciuffo
1 memorial
Humphry

Humphry

A cat who lived at nearby Mary Ward House for 18 years. A ginger tom, he was named after the husband of Mary Ward, Humphry Ward (1845 – 1926).

Animal, Animals

1 memorial