The Sunday Telegraph is the first of the papers to cover Crufts and they have chosen to go with the Size zero Dachshund story, an issue covered in our magazine several months ago.
You'd have thought the KC would have taken firm action on this issue even if it was only for PR effect. They could have banned the scales at all shows, but instead only chose to ban them at Crufts - probably hoping this would keep the issue out of the news.
Banning them at their show proved they thought there was a welfare issue, yet allowing the scales to continue at all the qualifying shows showed inconsistency.
Knowing this story was brewing the KC issued a statement saying water would now be available in the Mini Dachshund rings at shows... but as Jemima Harrison points out in the Telegraph, as dogs are shown on leads it's not going to help.
It's a bit like London fashion week saying they'll be taking action on size zero models by lining the catwalk with cream cakes.
Rather oddly the Telegraph picture desk has chosen to illustrate the piece with a photo of a Chinese Crested - in the on line version at least... only the Mini Dachshund is weighed at shows, but never mind!
Tucked away at the end of the story is a mention that Crufts will be broadcast this year via the KC's YouTube channel.
Here's the link to the story.