It’s time for the greatest dog show on earth, Crufts!
Crufts 2019 will welcome more than 27,000 pooches over four days of doggy trials and competitions at the NEC Birmingham – and the competition has already started!
Here’s everything you need to know about Crufts 2019 and how to watch the event on TV.
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Crufts 2019: Schedule
Crufts 2019 runs from Thursday, March 7th to Sunday, March 10th.
The competition is split into four separate day categories:
- Thursday, March 7th: Gundog
- Friday, March 8th: Working and Pastoral
- Saturday, March 9th: Terrier and Hound
- Sunday, March 10th: Utility and Toy
The show takes places at the NEC, Birmingham.
For a complete rundown of the times and events – such as ‘what day and time is the Heelwork to Music display? – check out the official schedule here.
Crufts 2019: Terrier Day
The day for terrier breeds is Saturday, March 9th.
How to watch Crufts 2019 live
You can watch all of the live action from the main arena via the official Crufts YouTube channel.
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Is Crufts 2019 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.
At the helm of the action will be Clare Balding, joined by former Olympic athlete Iwan Thomas and world-renowned dog trainer Victoria Stilwell.
Clare told Chanel 4:
The quintessentially British event is a four-day celebration of everything that we love about dogs. I enjoy the variety of the programmes, with all of the action from the various competitions, from agility to showing, and the interviews and features with interesting and passionate people about the issues that are important to dog lovers.
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.
WATCH CRUFTS ON CHANNEL 4 FROM MARCH 7TH-10TH