What happens at the greatest dog show in the country?


What can you expect from Crufts?


Crufts is arguably the most famous dog show in the world – most people have heard of it, even if you don’t own a dog! It’s spread over 4 days (9-12 March 2023) meaning there’s plenty to do and see. There’ll be over 20,000 dogs competing for the world-class title of Best In Show, which feature’s on TV and attracts worldwide social media interest.


Each day focuses on specific dog groups:


Thursday (Day 1)  Working and Pastoral
Friday (Day 2)  Terrier and Hound
Saturday (Day 3)  Utility and Toy
Sunday (Day 4)  Gundog


On Sunday the Best in Show judging takes place - one of the most anticipated events of the year due to the amount of hard work breeders have put in to get there.


Not only will there be breed specific judging on each day, but also an amazing range of demonstrations and displays which are enough to keep anyone occupied. These include:

 The West Midlands Police display
Medical Detection Dogs display
The Good Citizen dog scheme
Southern Golden Retriever display



Crufts isn’t just watching displays or breed judging. It’s also well known for its trade stands, where you can shop till you drop! There’ll be over 500 trade stands (including Barking Bags in Hall 2) with special show offers and exciting new products for you and your best friend!



Are you looking to add a new member to the family?


Just like The Discover Dogs event in London, Crufts is an amazing opportunity for you to get up close with many different breeds. You can get advice about breeds from experts who can help you decide on the perfect breed for you and your family. You can meet over 150 breeds and find out about some you’ve never heard of.  As well as seminars there are loads of trade stalls, demonstration events and opportunities to meet amazing charities.


Wondering if your dog meets standards to compete in the future?


On the Cruft’s website, you can find out how to qualify



Robert Angell