The only explanation, surely, is that the Kennel Club - which claims no editorial control over the TV footage - vetoed it being shown, embarrassed at the state of the dog.
The bitch, Cruaghaire Catoria, really was a shocker, and very stressed by the occasion. She was nervy in the breed ring earlier in the day, too.
But of course it wasn't just her temperament.
Below is footage of her winning Best of Breed at Crufts today - alongside the just-as-awful Best Dog, Ch Yupp Vom Hammelsbacher Hof.
The Crufts Facebook page is being bombarded with complaints.
It is just heart-breaking.
How much longer can we stand by and not insist that something is done about the state of this breed?