Crufts 2022 on TV: dates of Birmingham NEC dog show, schedule, and what channel is it on?

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Dog show Crufts is back in Birmingham

Crufts is the largest competitive dog show of its kind, with a heritage dating from the 1890s.

The competition involves a series of challenges designed to test dogs of all breeds over four days, ranging from jumping to agility, and heelwork.

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Winners of the prestigious Best in Show title winners will take home a replica of the silver Keddell Memorial Trophy and £100 in cash.

Wire-Haired Dachshund, Maisie, was the Crooks Best in Show 2020 winner. Wire-Haired Dachshund, Maisie, was the Crooks Best in Show 2020 winner.
Wire-Haired Dachshund, Maisie, was the Crooks Best in Show 2020 winner. | AFP via Getty Images

What is the Crufts schedule?

Crufts will run form 10-14 March this year, with a packed schedule of events each day.

This is the full schedule for each day of Crufts 2022:

Thursday 10 March

  • 8:45am: Agility Kennel Club British open final (Jumping)
  • 9:40am: Agility championship small/medium  
  • 10:45am: East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier display team
  • 11:15am: Freestyle heelwork to music competition
  • 12:40pm: Break
  • 1:10pm: Agility Kennel Club British open final (Agility)
  • 2:05pm: Agility championships small/medium
  • 3:15pm: Flyball team quarter-finals
  • 3:55pm: West Midlands police display
  • 4:25pm: Freestyle heelwork to music competition winner
  • 4:30pm: BREAK
  • 5:15pm: Agility championship small/medium final
  • 6:00pm: Group judging (working) and presentation
  • 6:50pm: Group judging (pastoral) and presentation
  • 7:40pm: Programme ends

Friday 11 March

  • 9:00am: Agility Crufts medium ABC and intermediate/large novice ABC final (jumping)
  • 9:40am: Agility Crufts singles heat small/medium/intermediate/large (jumping)
  • 10:35am: Good Citizen Dog Scheme display
  • 11:05am: Heelwork to music competition
  • 12:35pm: BREAK
  • 1:05pm: Rescue dog agility
  • 1:35pm: Agility Crufts singles heat small/medium/intermediate/large (agility)
  • 2:30pm: Agility Crufts medium ABC and intermediate/large novice ABC final (agility)
  • 3:10pm: Flyball team quarter-finals
  • 3:50pm: Vulnerable breed competition
  • 4:20pm: Heelwork to music competition winner
  • 4:25pm: BREAK
  • 4:45pm: Agility Crufts singles final small/medium/intermediate/large (agility)
  • 5:30pm: Breeders competition final
  • 6:10pm: Group judging (Terrier) and presentation

Presentation of painting to Crufts 2020 Best in Show winner

  • 7:00pm: Group judging (Hound) and presentation
  • 7:50pm: Programme ends

Saturday 12 March

  • 8:45am: Crufts international invitation large jumping
  • 9:30am: Scruffts semi-final
  • 10:30am: Hearing dogs 40th anniversary
  • 10:50am: Lowland search and rescue
  • 11:20am: Southern Golden Retriever display team
  • 11:40am: Medical detection dogs display
  • 12:00pm: BREAK
  • 12:30pm: Heelwork to music freestyle international competition
  • 1:55pm: West Midlands police display
  • 2:25pm: Agility international invitation large (agility)
  • 3:10pm: Young Kennel Club agility dog of the year finals
  • 3:55pm: Flyball team semi-finals (including Young Kennel Club flyball)
  • 4:45pm: BREAK
  • 5:15pm: Agility international invitation large agility finals
  • 6:00pm: Heelwork to music freestyle international winner
  • 6:05pm: Scruffts final
  • 6:20pm: Obedience champion (dog) and reserve (dog) display
  • 6:45pm: Group judging (utility) and presentation
  • 7:35pm: Group judging (toy) and presentation
  • 8:25pm: Programme ends
A man carries his Miniature Smooth-Haired Dachshund at Crufts in 2018. (Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images)A man carries his Miniature Smooth-Haired Dachshund at Crufts in 2018. (Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images)
A man carries his Miniature Smooth-Haired Dachshund at Crufts in 2018. (Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images) | Getty Images

Sunday 13 March

  • 8:45am: Agility championship intermediate/large
  • 9:50am: Good Citizen Dog Scheme display
  • 10:10am: Lowland search and rescue
  • 10:40am: Heelwork to music
  • 10:45am: Dog activities display
  • 11:15am: Southern Golden Retriever display team
  • 11:35am: BREAK
  • 12:00pm: Agility championship intermediate/large
  • 1:05pm: Gundog display
  • 1:25pm: Flyball team final
  • 1:50pm: Programme ends and arena to be cleared
  • 3:00pm: Doors open to ticket holders
  • 4:15pm: Augusta Hebbert, soprano

Agility championship intermediate/large final

The Kennel Club Hero Dog

Guide Dogs demonstration

Young Kennel Club stakes final and presentation

Gamekeepers competition final

Group judging (Gundog) and presentation

Gundog display

Augusta Hebbert, soprano

West Midlands police

Presentation of the police dog team operational and humanitarian action of the year award

Augusta Hebbert, soprano

Best in Show and presentation

  • 9:00pm: Programme ends

Can you still get tickets for Crufts 2022?

Good news, for those who want to see competitors in the flesh, or fur - tickets are still available to purchase for Best in Show.

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Ticket prices range from £20 for standard tickets up to £165 for the Crufts hospitality package, which includes a two course lunch with prosecco afternoon tea.

Tickets for all events can be purchased directly from the Crufts website.

How to watch Crufts on TV

Those who are unable to attend the event in Birmingham will still be able to see coverage of the competition on TV.

UK viewers can catch Crufts live on Channel 4 at the following times:

10 March - 3pm-4pm and 8pm-9pm

11 March - 3pm-4pm and 8pm-9pm

12 March - 3pm-6pm and 7pm-9pm

13 March - 3pm-5.30pm and 7pm-9pm

How to watch Crufts online

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In additional to live television coverage, events will be shown on More4, Channel 4’s free online streaming service, at the following times:

10 March - 6.30pm-8pm

11 March - 6.30pm-7.45pm

Those watching outside the UK can see all of the main arena and obedience ring events on the Crufts YouTube channel.

Additionally, The Kennel Club Podcast will be providing coverage of the event on iTunes.

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