Crufts is returning to the NEC from 10 – 13 March 2022, bringing together over 20,000 four-legged furry friends under one roof in Birmingham! One lucky reader will win a pair of tickets to the big event…
The four-day event boasts a diverse programme of dog competitions in different categories and levels, including the finale of the prestigious Kennel Club Hero Dog Award which recognises unsung canine heroes, and a celebration of crossbreeds with the Scruffts final. There will also be opportunities to meet and greet different breeds in the Discover Dogs area, shop for doggie delights at the many specialist trade stands, and enjoy the full arena show with all its displays and competitions – from fast-paced agility to fun flyball (also known as doggy relay!) The event culminates with the exciting Best in Show finale on Sunday evening, with the journey to the ultimate title beginning from Thursday, with the Working and Pastoral group.
Elsewhere, stands and areas offer opportunities to learn more about other Kennel Club activities, including how to get involved with your four-legged friend, and work that is done into canine health by the organisation. Kennel Club Breed Rescue organisations will also be showcasing their hard work and successes in rehoming dogs on The Kennel Club stand, where visitors can find out about rescue dogs looking for their forever home.
“We’re delighted Crufts is returning this March, bringing together thousands of dogs and dog lovers and celebrating the unique relationship humans have with our four-legged friends,” commented Vanessa McAlpine, Events Executive at The Kennel Club, which organises Crufts.
Crufts in numbers
- 20,000 dogs expected at the NEC across the four days of the show, from 10-13 March
- 222 different breeds of dogs can compete for the prestigious Best in Show title
- 2 new breeds are competing for Best in Show 2022 – the Harrier and the Smooth Faced Pyrenean Sheepdog
- 150 breeds represented in the Discover Dogs area of the show, where visitors can meet and greet their favourite breeds and find out which might be a good match for them
- 118 – This year is the 118th Crufts (that’s 826 years for our furry four-legged friends)
- Over 5,000 people volunteering at Crufts 2022, from stewards to breed experts in the Discover Dogs area
- Hundreds of crossbreeds will take part through agility, flyball, obedience, heelwork to music and Scruffts
- 83 – The number of years the Best in Show prize has been awarded
- 7 – The number of times a Cocker Spaniel has won Best in Show – more than any other breed
- 1 incredible four-legged friend will receive The Kennel Club Hero Dog Award 2022 on Sunday
- 25 – The number of acres of the NEC in Birmingham that Crufts covers. This includes five halls, the Pavilion and the Crufts Best in Show Arena
- 4 – The number of venues in which Crufts has been held over the years
- 9 years 7 months – the oldest dog to win Best in Show, which was a Flat Coated Retriever in 2011
- 1 dog has pooped live on TV in the main arena!
To win 2x tickets to the four day event, just answer the following question:
Q: How many times has the Cocker Spaniel won Best in Show at Crufts?
Competition closes: 3rd March 2022