On behalf of the Kennel Club, welcome to the world’s greatest dog show. Crufts celebrates all that is great about man’s best friend. The show welcomes dogs and their owners from over 55 countries with an overall entry last year of 21,838. With all the fantastic displays and Discover Dogs area at the show, there will be some 27,000 enjoying their special day at Crufts over the four days.
Crufts has grown significantly since it first started and we hope that you will join this very special show. Crufts is a unique show and brings together a celebration of dogs from all walks of life underpinned by the greatest competition for pedigree dogs to win Crufts Best in Show. But the 162,000 visitors from all corners of the world will also enjoy all day Agility displays and competitions, top level obedience competitions, Discover Dogs - educating them about all the many amazing pedigree dogs that could suit their family, plus all the shopping with over 550 trade stands where some £20m is spent over the four days of the show! All this and viewed by a UK TV audience of 8.8 million and broadcast to the world through our live YouTube channel.
Our aim is to support all our exhibitors to ensure that they and their dogs have a fun, exciting and safe experience. This Handbook has been compiled with all the things that we believe you need to know about exhibiting and handing your dog at Crufts.
We hope that you join us next year and if you have any questions, please join us on our Facebook fanpage where we will be sharing updates, news and answering any questions that we can.
See you next year we hope!Download Crufts Overseas Exhibitors Guide
In order to show your dog in the UK (and at Crufts), your dog must be already registered with the Kennel Club or you must have obtained an Authority to Compete (ATC) number from the Kennel Club.
Find out more about overseas qualifying shows for Crufts and how to obtain an ATC.Overseas qualifying shows
Read our answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding:
- Time of arrival
- Getting to the NEC
- Additional help for exhibitors
- What to bring, and much more.
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