Crufts returns to Channel 4 this March to celebrate the 125th
anniversary of the world's largest dog show. With Clare Balding at
the helm, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action on the
four days leading up to the grand finale on Sunday when Best in
Show will be crowned.
Channel 4 and More4 will cover the event at the following
- Thursday 10th March: 18:30-21:00
- Friday 11th March: 18:30-19:30
On Channel 4
- Friday 11th March: 19:30-21:00
- Saturday 12th March: 19:00-21:00
- Sunday 13th March: 19:00-21:00
Clare Balding will be joined at the famous dog show at
Birmingham's NEC by TV presenter and former Olympic athlete, Iwan
Thomas, and Channel 4's very own 'Supervet', Noel Fitzpatrick.
All of the Arena action from the show will also be shown live on
the Crufts YouTube channel which can be found at www.youtube.com/crufts.
Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which runs Crufts,
said: "This year is the 125th anniversary of Crufts. The show holds
such a special place in dog lovers' hearts because it celebrates
everything that we love most about dogs, and Channel 4 and More4
will reflect on how the show has grown over the years and the many
different aspects of the event.
"The TV coverage not only brings exciting sports such as agility
and flyball into people's homes, but it enables people to see the
diverse range of wonderful dog breeds, including the most
vulnerable native breeds and unusual breeds that are not often seen
in the streets and parks across the country, through the dog show
aspect of Crufts. It also covers topics about choosing, caring for
and enjoying life with dogs, as well as different issues affecting
dog owners in the UK."
Channel 4 and More4's coverage of Crufts will be produced by
Sunset + Vine.