CRUFTS - 2017

Speak to one of our country and or equestrian property owners and  9 times out of 10 you will also be speaking to a dog owner,  our canine friends are very much part of living a country or equestrian lifestyle.  

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Large or small, scruffy or sleek we are a nation of dog lovers which is probably why  Crufts ‘The World’s largest Dog show’  is hosted here in the UK and once again returns to the NEC in Birmingham from Thursday 9th March - Sunday 12th March 2017 with around 22,000 dogs competing for the World Class Title of Crufts Best in Show.  

Crufts celebrates dogs all over the world and people travel far and wide to both partake in the show and to watch all the fantastic dogs in action. Thousands of dogs and their owners will head to the NEC to compete for the prestigious title of Crufts Best in Show, with a vast range of competitors including the fresh talent of the Young Kennel Club. Be exhilarated with world-class Agility, Flyball, Heelwork to Music and more, and admire the discipline and precise work of those competing in Obedience.

Join the emotional rollercoaster of the Eukanuba Friends for Life competition which celebrates dog heroes who have made a difference, and visit the Kennel Club breed rescue stand to see all the amazing work the team are doing to promote the welfare of abandoned and homeless dogs. There really is something for everyone at Crufts and it offers the perfect family day out for all dog lovers!

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BREED SHOWING GROUPS : 

•Day 1 - Thursday 9 March 2017 - Terrier breeds and Hound breeds

•Day 2 - Friday 10 March 2017 - Toy breeds and Utility breeds

•Day 3 - Saturday 11 March 2017 - Gundog breeds

 •Day 4 - Sunday 12 March 2017 - Working breeds and Pastoral breeds

•The Main Arena  holds over 6,000 dog fans and offers action packed entertainment throughout all four days with Agility, Flyball, Showing and lots of great fun displays and competitions, including the Scruffts final! Saturday

•Eukanuba Discover Dogs – meet, greet and discover around 200 breeds of pedigree dogs

•36 Showing Rings where you can watch your favourite breeds all day long

•5 halls of Shopping Heaven - over 400 stands with special treats and offers for you and your dog

•Young Kennel Club ring where competitors from 8-24 enjoy their own ‘junior Crufts’

•Good Citizen Dog Scheme display ring where you can learn that all dogs can enjoy being a good canine citizen

•Dog Activities Display Ring where you can learn about how to get involved in all the many great fun dog activities such as agility, gundog training, rally, and so much more.

The Kennel Club Activities: •Agility  •Obedience  •Flyball  •Heelwork to Music

Special Competitions for everyone - kids, crossbreed dogs and more: •Eukanuba Friends For Life  •International Junior Handling  •Junior Warrant Competition 

Daily General admission tickets to Crufts  are priced from £ 18.00 per adult (Children under 12 go free)

Crufts on TV - Watch the highlights of Crufts 2017 from the comfort of your home!

With Clare Balding at the helm, Channel4 and More4 will broadcast all the action on the four days leading up to the grand finale on Sunday where the 'The Best in Show' will be crowned.

Clare will be joined at the famous dog show at Birmingham's NEC by both Iwan Thomas, TV presenter and former Olympic athlete, and Victoria Stilwell, world-renowned dog trainer and TV presenter. This year will also see a guest appearance from Channel 4's very own 'Supervet', Noel Fitzpatrick.

See the schedule below for when you can watch Crufts 2017 on Channel 4 and MORE4.

Thursday 9th March

•1600 – 1700 on C4

•1830 – 2000 on MORE4

•2000 – 2100 on C4

Friday 10th March

•1600 – 1700 on C4

•1830 – 1930 on MORE4

•1930 – 2100 on C4

Saturday 11th March

•1900 – 2100 on C4

Sunday 12 March

•1800 – 2030 on C4