Your Guide to The World's Greatest Dog Show: #Crufts2019

Your Guide to The World's Greatest Dog Show: #Crufts2019

It's that time of year again folks, Crufts 2019 is fast approaching and is taking place from the 7th to the 10th of March at the NEC in Birmingham. 

This year, the four-day event will play host to another series of judging, ring programmes and much, much more. A brief judging schedule is below:

  • Day 1 - Thursday 7th March 2019: Gundog
  • Day 2 - Friday 8th March 2019: Working & Pastoral
  • Day 3 - Saturday 9th March 2019: Terrier & Hound
  • Day 4 - Sunday 10th March 2019: Toy & Utility

Please click here for judging times

The show opening times are from 8:15am until 6:30pm every day. 

Getting there:

The NEC in Birmingham has unrivaled transportation access links - whether you're travelling by; car (via the M6 or M42), rail (to Birmingham International) or even by plane (to Birmingham Airport). The NEC is one of the best-connected exhibition centres in the whole of Europe. Please click here for a map of the NEC and surrounding areas.


Visiring, and staying, at the NEC has recently become much easier following the introduction of the "My Visit" online booking service. The service will give you the best accomodation at the NEC and surrounding areas. Many of the hotels in and around the venue are dog-friendly, and will happily welcome you and your four-legged friends. You have a choice of staying close to the venue, in Birmingham city centre, or in surrounding towns such as Coventry and Solihull. 

N.B. The NEC do not permit caravans or motorhomes to park on the premises overnight. For details of Caravan Parks close to the NEC, please click here to visit the Caravan Club's website.

History of Crufts:

As we all know, Crufts is the greatest dog show on the plant. Hosted by The Kennel Club, Crufts celebrates every aspect of the role that dogs play in our lives. Now in it's 128th year, Crufts has changed in ways that couldn't possibly have been imagine when the show was first imagined.

Crufts celebrates the unique relationship that dogs share with their owners. Judges are specifically trained to ensure that only healthy dogs win prizes, which in turn encourages the breeding of healthy dogs.

The Kennel Club's "Breed Rescue" Programme:

The Kennel Club will once again have their "Breed Rescue" stand up and running at Crufts 2019. The Kennel Club, like other good dog rescue organisations, will always strive to match each applicant with an appropriate dog. There are certain criteria and questions which you will be asked to show you're ready for the commitment of adopting a rescue dog, so be prepared for a wide spectrum. 

Kids at Crufts:

Bringing your little one with you too? Look no further! Children between the ages of 6-24 can visit the Young Kennel Club (YKC) ring, which showcases the top young people in the country. The YKC ring boasts a variety of competitions and displays over the four days, and senior members will be on hand to help competitors and offer advice to new members. For more information, please click here.

Trade Stand Holders:

As always, brands from all over the doggy industry will come together to showcase their various products and services. Scruffs will be located in Hall 3, Stand 82 at Crufts this year, and we'll have massive one-off discounts across all of our products. Up to 50% OFF RRPs across selected lines!


To purchase tickets for Crufts 2019, please click here to be redirected to the official ticket vendor for the show - The Ticket Factory.

We can't wait to see you in Birmingham!

The Scruffs Team

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