The world famous dog show, Crufts, will take place this weekend, starting on Thursday, 9 March and finishing on Sunday, 12 March.

The four-day event will take place at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, and is organised by the Kennel Club to celebrate “every aspect of the role that dogs play in our lives”.

Thousands of dogs take part every year across a range of breeds and events, and the show is televised to a large audience. However, despite its popularity, dog lovers can still get their hands on some last minute tickets to see the event live.

Here’s everything you need to know…

How can I get tickets for Crufts?

You can buy tickets for Crufts 2023 on the Crufts website here.

How much do Crufts tickets cost?

Adult single-day tickets start at £20, while children under 16 pay £14 and tickets for under-8s are free.

Tickets for Sunday’s ‘Best in Show’ event start at £22

Crufts schedule

The show is split into four main categories: gundog, working and pastoral, terrier and hound, and utility and toy.

Here is the full schedule for each day of the show:

Thursday – gundog

  • 8.15am: Agility – Crufts Novice Cup Final (Jumping)
  • 9.25am: Agility – Championships – Intermediate/Large (Jumping)
  • 10.30am: East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Display Team
  • 11:00am: Freestyle HTM Competition
  • 12:20pm: Break
  • 12:55pm: Agility – Crufts Novice Cup Final (Agility)
  • 1:50pm: Agility – Championships – Intermediate/Large (Agility)
  • 3.10pm: Flyball Competition – Last 16
  • 3:50pm: Freestyle Heelwork to Music Competition Winner
  • 3.55pm: West Midlands Police Display
  • 4.20pm: Break
  • 5pm: Agility – Championships – Intermediate/Large Final
  • 5pm: Junior Warrant Competition Final
  • 6pm: Breeders Competition Final
  • 6.25pm: Gundog Display
  • 6.45pm: Gamekeepers Competition Final
  • 7pm: The Kennel Club 150th anniversary celebration stakes (presentation of painting to 2022 BIS winner)
  • 7.20pm: Group Judging (Gundog) and Presentation
  • 8.10pm: Programme ends

Friday – working and pastoral

  • 8.30am – 10.00am: Joe Cartledge Memorial International Junior Handling Competition
  • 10.20am – 11.05am: Agility – Crufts Medium ABC and Intermediate/Large Novice ABC Final (Jumping)
  • 11.00am – 11.55am: Agility – Crufts Singles Heat – S/M/I/L (Jumping)
  • 11.55am: Heelwork to Music Competition
  • 1.10pm: Break
  • 1.30pm: Agility – Crufts Singles Heat – S/M/I/L (Agility)
  • 2.25pm: Agility – Crufts Medium ABC and Intermediate/Large Novice ABC Final (Agility)
  • 3.15pm: Flyball Competition – Last 16 4pm Heelwork to Music Competition Winner
  • 4.05pm: West Midlands Police Dog Display 4.30pm Programme Ends
  • 5.10pm: Agility – Crufts Singles Final. Small, Medium, Intermediate and Large (Agility)
  • 5.55pm: Vulnerable Breed Competition Final
  • 6.20pm: Joe Cartledge Memorial International Junior Handling Final Judging
  • 6.40pm: Group Judging (Working) and Presentation
  • 7.35pm: Group Judging (Pastoral) and Presentation
  • 8.25pm: Programme ends

Saturday – terrier and hound

  • 8.15am: Crufts – International Invitation – Large (Jumping)
  • 9am: Scruffts Semi-Finals 10am Good Citizen Dog Scheme
  • 10.30am: Medical Detection Dogs Display 11am Southern Golden Retriever Display Team
  • 11.20am: West Midlands Police Display
  • 11.50am: Heelwork to Music – Freestyle International Competition
  • 1.15pm: Break
  • 1.40pm: Display tbc
  • 2.10pm: Agility – International Invitation – Large (Agility)
  • 3.10pm: YKC ADOY Finals
  • 3.55pm: Flyball Competition Young Kennel Club Flyball Finals, followed by the Quarter Finals
  • 4.35pm: Break
  • 5.05pm: Agility – International Invitation – Large – Agility Finals
  • 5.45pm: Scruffts Final
  • 6.10pm: Heelwork to Music – Freestyle International Winner
  • 6.15pm: Obedience Champion (Bitch) and Reserve (Bitch) Display
  • 6.30pm: Group Judging (Terrier) and Presentation
  • 7.20pm: Group Judging (Hound) and Presentation
  • 8.10pm: Programme Ends

Sunday – utility and toy

  • 8.45am: Agility – Championships – Small/Medium (Jumping)
  • 9.50am: Rescue Dog Agility
  • 10.10am: Good Citizen Dog Scheme Display
  • 10.40am: Heelwork to Music
  • 10.45am: Dog Activities Display
  • 11.15am: Southern Golden Retriever Display Team
  • 11.35am: Break
  • 12pm: Agility Championships – Small/Medium (Agility)
  • 1.05pm: Medical Detection Dogs Display
  • 1.50pm: Programme ends and Arena to be cleared
  • 3pm: Doors open to ticket holders
  • 4.15pm: Augusta Hebbert, soprano
  • 4.30pm: Agility – Championship – S/M – Final
  • 5.15pm: Flyball Semi-Finals followed by the Finals
  • 5.40pm: Kennel Club Hero Dog Final
  • 5.50pm: YKC Stakes Final and Presentation
  • 6pm: Group Judging (Utility) and Presentation
  • 6.50pm: Group Judging (Toy) and Presentation
  • 7.50pm: Augusta Hebbert, soprano
  • 8pm: West Midlands Police
  • 8.20pm: Presentation of the Police Dog Team Operational and Humanitarian Action of the Year Award
  • 8.20pm: Augusta Hebbert, soprano
  • 8.30pm: Best in Show and Presentation
  • 9pm: Programme Ends

How can I watch Crufts on TV?

Crufts is being shown daily on Channel 4 and More4. You can also watch main arena competitions on the Crufts YouTube channel.

Here is the TV schedule:

Thursday

  • 3pm – 4pm: Channel 4
  • 6.30pm – 8pm: More4
  • 8pm – 9pm: Channel 4

Friday

  • 3pm – 4pm: Channel 4
  • 6.30pm – 7.30pm More4
  • 7.30pm – 9pm: Channel 4

Saturday

  • 3pm – 6pm: Channel 4
  • 7pm – 9pm: Channel 4

Sunday

  • 3pm – 5.30pm: Channel 4
  • 7pm – 9pm: Channel 4 – Crufts 2022: Best in Show Live

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