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Crufts 2022: What’s on the schedule for the world’s biggest dog show and are tickets still available?

Maisie, the 2020 Crufts Best in Show winner, with owner Kim McCalmont.

Last year’s Crufts, which was due to be held in July, was canceled due to the global pandemic – but is back in March, with thousands of dogs, owners and spectators heading to Birmingham.

Here’s what’s going to happen over the four days of the event, culminating in the crowning of this year’s Best in Show, and how to get along.

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When is Crufts?

After being postponed last year due to Covid-19, this year’s Crufts – the 131st – takes place from March 10-13 at the NEC Birmingham.

There will be full coverage of all four days of Crufts on Channel 4 and More4, as has been the case since 2010.

Organized and hosted by the Kennel Club, it is the largest show of its kind in the world, with over 20,000 dogs expected.

Can I buy tickets?

Tickets are still available for most sessions at Crufts and are available on the event website.

Prices range from £14 for a concession (children 9-15, seniors and students) and £20 for an adult, to £165 for a VIP tour.

Children under 9 enjoy free entry.

What is the program ?

The following is a timeline of everything happening at this year’s event in the main arena.

There’s also action in the Young Kennel Club Ring, obedience competitions, individual breed judging, canine activities and the Good Citizen Dog Training Scheme.

Meanwhile, there will be over 500 trade stalls offering information, products and advice on all things dog.

Thursday March 10 – Work and Pastoral

8:45 am: Agility Kennel Club British open final (Jumping)

9:40 a.m.: Small/medium agility championship

10:45 a.m.: East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Show Team

11:15 am: Freestyle competition from heel to music

1:10 p.m.: Agility Kennel Club British open final (Agility)

2:05 p.m.: Small/medium agility championships

3:15 p.m.: Flyball team quarter-finals

3.55pm: West Midlands Police display

4:25 p.m.: Freestyle heelwork to music competition winner

5:15 p.m.: Final of the small/medium agility championship

6:00 p.m.: Collective judgment (work) and presentation

6:50 p.m.: Collective judgment (pastoral) and presentation

Friday March 11 – Terrier and Dog

9:00 a.m.: Agility Crufts medium ABC and intermediate/large novice ABC final (jumping)

9:40 a.m.: Agility Crufts single heat small/medium/intermediate/large (jump)

10:35 am: Exhibition of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme

11:05 a.m.: Heel to music competition

1:05 p.m.: Rescue dog agility

1:35 p.m.: Agility Crufts single heat small/medium/intermediate/large (agility)

2:30 p.m.: Agility Crufts medium ABC and intermediate/large novice ABC final (agility)

3:10 p.m.: Flyball team quarter-finals

3:50 p.m.: Vulnerable breed competition

4:20 p.m.: Winner of the Heelwork to music contest

4:45 p.m.: Agility Crufts single final small/medium/intermediate/large (agility)

5:30 p.m.: Final of the breeders’ competition

6:10 p.m.: Group judging (Terrier) and presentation, plus presentation of the painting to the winner of Crufts 2020 Best in Show

7:00 p.m.: Group judging (Hound) and presentation

Saturday March 12 – Utility and Toy

8:45 am: Crufts international invitation big jump

9:30 a.m.: Scruffts semi-final

10:30 a.m.: 40th anniversary of hearing dogs

10:50 a.m.: Search and rescue on the plain

11:20 a.m.: Southern Golden Retriever Demonstration Team

11:40 am: Display of medical detection dogs

12:30 p.m.: International tailgating competition with freestyle music

1.55pm: West Midlands Police display

2:25 p.m.: Agility wide international invitation (agility)

3:10 p.m.: Young Kennel Club Agility Dog of the Year Final

3:55 p.m.: Flyball team semi-finals (including Young Kennel Club Flyball)

5:15 p.m.: Agility international invitation to the agility grand finale

6:00 p.m.: Heelwork to music freestyle international winner

6:20 p.m.: Demonstration of the champion (dog) and the reserve (dog) of obedience

6:45 p.m.: Collective judgment (usefulness) and presentation

7:35 p.m.: Collective judgment (toy) and presentation

Sunday March 13 – Gundog

8:45 a.m.: Intermediate/large agility championship

9:50 a.m.: Good Citizen Dog Scheme exhibit

10:10 a.m.: Search and rescue on the plain

10:40 a.m.: Heels to music

10:45 a.m.: Display of canine activities

11:15 a.m.: Southern Golden Retriever Demonstration Team

12:00 p.m.: Intermediate/large agility championship

1:25 p.m.: Flyball team final

3:00 p.m.: Doors open to ticket holders

Intermediate/Grand Final Agility Championship

Young Kennel Club finals and stakes presentation

Game warden competition final

Group judging (Gundog) and presentation

Presentation of the award for operational and humanitarian action of the police canine team of the year

Presentation of the award for operational and humanitarian action of the police canine team of the year

Best in Show and presentation

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