Celebrating the British love affair with dogs, Crufts will be
returning to the NEC Arena in Birmingham and to our television
screens again on 6th- 9thMarch 2014.
The four-day event will see the nation's most heroic dogs rewarded
in the prestigious Friends for Life competition; the UK's favourite
crossbreeds compete in the Scruffts grand final; the world's most
athletic canines battling it out in dog sports such as agility and
flyball, and the world-famous Best in Show competition.
The individual breed judging that leads to the Best in Show final
on Sunday evening will see Working and Pastoral breeds compete on
Thursday 6th March, Terriers and Hounds on Friday 7th March, Toy
and Utility breeds on Saturday 8th March and Gundogs on Sunday 9th
Those outside the UK can watch all the key action live on the
Crufts YouTube Channel - www.youtube.com/Crufts.
Crufts will be preceded by a three week Channel 4 series called
The Dog Show, where dogs will compete in a series of activity
challenges and the winner will make an appearance at Crufts. The
Kennel Club will also be asking for people to submit videos of
their own talented canines in the New Year, for its online Crufts
"Crufts is a British institution and a must see for all dog
lovers" says Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary. "It is the
world's largest gathering of all dogs - pedigree and crossbreed,
large and small, athletic and competitive, companion and heroic,
and celebrates everything that we love the most about man's best
"The event hosts a vast range of exciting competitions, and is
packed with information, advice and entertainment for all dog
lovers. Every single dog is special and so we will be hosting an
online Crufts Factor competition to showcase the vast range of
talents our dogs possess and will be asking people to post photos
and stories about their dogs for competitions on our Facebook
Among the competition and events at Crufts will be the inaugural
'Obreedience' competition, where different breeds will go
head-to-head to demonstrate their superior obedience skills.
Visitors to the show will be able to visit the Discover Dogs area,
where they will meet more than 200 breeds and find out more about
buying the right dog for them. Visitors will also be able to learn
about Kennel Club Assured Breeders, who put the health and welfare
of their puppies first and foremost, and about the pioneering
projects that the Kennel Club and the Animal Health Trust are
working on to improve dog health.
As well as enjoying watching the many different events and
competitions at the show, visitors can also enjoy the ultimate
doggie shopping experience with hundreds of trade stands selling
everything and anything for dogs and dog lovers.
Tickets cost £16.50 for adults in advance and £18 on the door for
Thursday and Friday, Saturday and Sunday prices are £17.60 for
adults in advance and £19 on the door. Best in Show tickets start
from £17.50. Concessions are also available. All tickets are
subject to a booking fee. Book by calling the Crufts Ticket
Hotline at The Ticket Factory on 0844 338 0338, or online at www.crufts.org.uk/ticket-office
For more information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk.