Crufts 2021 – Kennel Club statement 29/09/2020

In light of recent government announcements, The Kennel Club has been discussing the holding of Crufts 2021 which is set to take place from 11 - 14 March at the NEC Birmingham.

The Kennel Club Board would like to reassure competitors, exhibitors and everyone involved in the dog world that it remains actively committed to holding the show next year.  In particular, the Crufts team have been looking at different options for how Crufts 2021 might look. However, the most important aspect will be the safety of all those who attend and any possible negative impact that holding the event may have.

Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, commented: “The Crufts Committee and events team have been liaising with the NEC and others to discuss how to make it possible to hold Crufts safely next year, ensuring that there is minimal risk of the transmission of Covid-19 and assuming indoor events will be able to take place.

“It is inevitable that Crufts won’t be quite the same as usual due to the pandemic and that the requirement to follow current government guidelines will have an impact on hall capacities and other logistical issues.  As such it will be necessary to make some alterations to the show to enable it to take place, as with any large event in this current climate. We hope to provide more information on this when we can.  However within this continually changing climate, further details including the qualification, may not be released until later this year and we ask for your patience in these unprecedented times.”

For up to date information on Crufts please go to www.crufts.org.uk. The Kennel Club will endeavour to make announcements as soon as it can to any changes to the show. 

Crufts 2021 – Kennel Club statement 12/06/2020

 

The Kennel Club and the Crufts Committee are committed to holding Crufts 2021 if permitted to do so by the Government. We greatly appreciate the support the show receives each year from our exhibitors, sponsors, trade-stand holders, public visitors and Channel 4.


The qualification criteria for the show will be announced once the Government guidance is clear on future events, which may not be until the autumn. It may be that the show will need to be reformatted in a way to comply with new regulations. If so, more details about this will be announced as information becomes available.


We would ask for patience at what is a difficult time for everyone with limited information currently available as to how things will progress in the coming weeks and months.


Crufts is the world’s best known celebration of dogs and we very much look forward to welcoming you all to the show in happier times in 2021, if circumstances allow.