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 times:
- 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.