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One of my favourite UK shows, and will be great for me because I haven't judged in my home country for a few years. Also, I'll be a bit of a pioneer of wheelchair judging in Britain. This year the Crufts winner was the dog that Alison picked last November at Working & Pastoral Breeds of Scotland, which was a very enjoyable weekend for us, with all-you-can-eat breakfasts and a nice sirloin steak dinner. Yes, we judge mainly for the meals! On a serious note, UK Mastiffs are coming up in the world, and I'm hoping in my lifetime to see us starting to export again from this country.
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Wishing you a prosperous assignment!
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