The Gundog group will be shown on Thursday 7th March; Working and Pastoral on Friday 8th; Terriers and Hounds on Saturday 9th; and Utility and Toys on Sunday 10th.
For the first time at Crufts, four newly-approved breeds will be competing – the Braque d’Auvergne, Russian Toy, White Swiss Shepherd Dog and Black and Tan Coonhound. These will be exhibited in the Imported Breed Register classes.
The Obedience Championships for dogs are on Saturday, with bitches on Sunday. Sunday also sees the Agility Championships.
The final of the Kennel Club Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition is on Thursday and the final of the Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition is on Friday.
The entry fee for breed classes is £30 per dog, with subsequent entries free. Full details of fees for the Gamekeepers’ classes and Young Kennel Club classes are given in the schedule along with admission prices.
Exhibitors are asked to note that the West car park is no longer part of the NEC site, so all parking will be in either the South or East car parks in which there is ample parking. The price, if booked with dog entry (exhibitors only), is £11 per day; booked in advance via the NEC website, £12 per day; paid on the day (online or at the NEC), £16 per day. These prices are set by the venue.
Tom Mather, Crufts Chairman, said: “Crufts is an absolute must on the canine calendar and looks set to be better than ever. Each year we see more overseas exhibitors competing, so this year will once again be a truly international celebration of dogs. We are, as usual, looking forward to welcoming exhibitors to the show.”
To view the Crufts schedule and/or enter online, please visit www.crufts.org.uk/content/dog-exhibitors/crufts-entries/.