“I’ve been here [Westminster] two years, and I’ve not had anyone offer me a bribe,” says Sarah Champion with mock indignation. “Maybe they have, and I’ve just not recognised it. Maybe there’s an agency you sign up to.”
In 1891 at the first Crufts dog show, Queen Victoria entered her beloved pet, Gina the Pomeranian. Possibly because Victorian show judges knew when polite deference was needed, Gina was placed equal first in group. No one cared that the British queen’s dog was originally from Italy.