This year’s Crufts competition has launched and one lucky pooch will soon be crowned 2019’s Best in Show.

But if you think that your four-pawed pal could be in with a chance of winning the coveted prize, why not apply for next year’s Crufts 2020?

Here’s everything you need to know about the Crufts 2020 submission rules and how you can watch this year’s highly anticipated competition.

Mary Murray from Dublin with Uisce a Retriever (Chesapeake Bay), which was the Best of Breed winner in 2018

Will Crufts 2019 be on TV?


Channel 4 will be providing extensive coverage of the entire Crufts competition each evening.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s coverage will air on Channel 4 from 7.30pm-9 pm.

It is also available on Channel 4 +1.


When is the Crufts 2019 Best in Show?

The prestigious Best in Show finale will commence on the last day, Sunday.

There is no exact time for the Best in Show final, although it should commence sometime after 7 pm.

The show-stopping final day includes the Agility Championship final, Eukanuba Pup of the Year, YKC Stakes final and a host of other finals.

Most of the finals and presentations will take place from 3:30 pm.


How do I apply for Crufts 2020?

In order to apply for Crufts 2020, you can simply take your four-legged friend to a show day of your choice.

However, you need to first make sure that your dog fits the set of requirements.

To show your dog at Crufts, your dog must either be registered with the Kennel Club or you must obtain an Authority to Compete (ATC) number from the Kennel Club.

  • Your dog must have a veterinary health check to make sure they are healthy to compete.
  • Your dog must also be able to show in the ring, so it’s advised to take ‘ringcraft’ classes to help your dog develop the basic skills expected by the judges.
  • Dogs also have to be able to stand still during the judging process and this also requires specific training from classes that are provided countrywide.

To find out the breed standards expected by the judges, visit



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