This montage of Cruft’s Catalogues graphically illustrates the changes over the year. Forty years ago the front cover was little more than advertisements with a small amount of spot colouring.
Advertising was confined to spine and back cover for the Kennel Club’s Centenary Year, not illustrated, with a pale green cover and darker lettering for the 1973 Catalogue.
The following year saw a split front cover in two shades of green, again not illustrated, not unlike the Crufts Centenary Cover which was in Green and White.
1996 brought a new innovation when the Kennel Club introduced a reproduction one of its art works on the front cover with advertising confined to the back cover and inside-pages.
By 2004 a further change brought different images for each day with each featuring one of the breeds exhibited that day.