You can watch clever Crufts dogs live on TV this weekend

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How to watch Crufts 2023 on TVYouTube/Crufts

Crufts is the biggest dog event in the world, attracting over 18,000 competitors alongside hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Organised by The Kennel Club, it celebrates every aspect of the role that dogs play in our lives.

The much-loved event includes a large trade show of mainly dog-related goods and services, plus competitions in dog agility, obedience, flyball and heelwork to music. Crufts celebrates the unique relationship that dogs share with their owners, encouraging the breeding of healthy dogs.

Crufts 2023: Dates and tickets

Crufts is taking place from 9th-12th March 2023 at The NEC Birmingham. You can purchase advanced tickets online or buy general admission tickets at the door. Please note that General Admission tickets allow entry into the entire show but do not include the Best in Show programme on Sunday afternoon.

Adult single-day tickets start at £20. Children under 16 pay £14 and tickets for under-8s are free.


birmingham, england march 13 crufts best in show is judged at national exhibition centre on march 13, 2022 in birmingham, england crufts returns this year after it was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic 20,000 competitors will take part with one eventually being awarded the best in show trophy photo by shirlaine forrestgetty images
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How to watch Crufts on TV

You can watch Crufts on TV from the comfort of your home on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March on Channel 4 and More4. You can also watch main arena competitions across the Crufts YouTube channel throughout each day of the show.

On Channel 4, Clare Balding will host the coverage of Crufts, featuring live judging and highlights from the main arena. The show will also look at the serious side of dog breeding and ownership, with an emphasis on health and welfare.


The show is split into four main categories: gundog, working and pastoral, terrier and hound, and utility and toy. From all of the main arena action to the obedience ring, the full TV Crufts guide is as follows:

15.00-16.00 – Channel 4
18.30-20.00 – More4
20.00-21.00 – Channel 4

FRIDAY 10th MARCH (Working and pastoral)
15.00-16.00 – Channel 4
18.30-19.30 – More4
19.30-21.00 – Channel 4

SATURDAY 11th MARCH (Terrier and hound)
15.00-18.00 – Channel 4
19.00-21.00 – Channel 4

SUNDAY 12th MARCH (Utility and toy)
15.00-17.30 – Channel 4
19.00-21.00 – Channel 4 Crufts 2022: Best In Show Live

For the full line-up, visit

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