Crufts 2020 – full timetable, live TV coverage, tickets and results – The Sun

THE world's largest dog show begins TODAY, with Crufts 2020 set to continue for its 129th year despite coronavirus fears.

So here's all the info on the schedule, tickets, what breeds have won before and how you can watch and follow all the results at home.



When is Crufts 2020?

Crufts 2020 is being held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Day one kicked off on Thursday morning March 5 and the event will continue until Sunday March 8.

Canines will be battling it out to take the title from reigning champion pooch of last year – a papillon called Dylan.

The event is the largest of its kind in the world, and despite some restrictions in place due to the coronavirus outbreak it is still expected to attract thousands of dogs and people to the four day event.

Can I watch Crufts on TV?

Crufts will air on Channel 4:

  • Thursday 5 – Live coverage from 3pm to 4pm on Channel 4; Highlights from 6.30pm to 8pm on More4; Live coverage from 8pm to 9pm on Channel 4
  • Friday 6 – Live coverage from 3pm to 4pm on Channel 4, Highlights from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on More4; Live coverage from 7.30pm to 9pm on Channel 4
  • Saturday 7 – Live coverage from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Channel 4; Live coverage from 7pm to 9pm on Channel 4
  • Sunday 8 -1630-1830 – Channel 4 1900-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts 2020: Best In Show Live. Clare Balding presents live coverage as the 2020 Best in Show Champion is announced

Which dogs have won Crufts in recent years?

  •  2018-Whippet Tease
  • 2017 – American Spaniel Afterglow Miami Ink
  • 2016 – West Highland White Terrier Devon (pictured)
  • 2015 – Scottish Terrier Russia With Love
  • 2014 – Poodle Afterglow Maverick Sabre
  • 2013 – Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Soletrader Peek A Boo
  • 2012 – Lhasa Apso Zentarr Elizabeth
  • 2011 – Flat-Coated Retriever Vbos The Kentuckian
  • 2010 – Hungarian Vizsla Hungargunn Bear It’n Mind

Is Crufts streamed on YouTube?

Crufts will be streamed live on their official YouTube channel.

The live stream will show all the action from the main arena each day.

Viewers watching through YouTube's live stream can add comments and questions and interact with the official Crufts page.

Crufts 2020 schedule – what are the highlights?

Here's which breeds are showing on which day:

  • Day 1- Thursday March 5- Utility breeds and Toy breeds
  • Day 2- Friday March 6- Gundogs
  • Day 3- Saturday March 7- Working and Pastoral
  • Day 4- Sunday March 8- Terrier breeds and Hound breeds

What happens on each of the days?

Day 1 Thursday, March 5, 2020 – Utility breeds and Toy breeds

08:45 Agility – Kennel Club Novice Cup Final (Jumping)

09:35 Agility – Kennel Club British Open Final (Jumping)

10:20 Agility – Crufts Team – Large Final

11:05 East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Display Team

11:25 Dog Activities Display

11:45 BREAK

12:15 Freestyle HTM (Heelwork to Music) Competition

13:40 Agility – Kennel Club British Open Final (Agility)

14:25 Agility – Kennel Club Novice Cup Final (Agility)

15:15 Flyball – Team Quarter Finals

16:00 West Midlands Police Display

16:30 Freestyle Heelwork to Music Competition Winner

16:35 BREAK

17:00 Junior Warrant Competition Final

Eukanuba World Challenge Final

YKC Agility Dog of the Year

Group Judging (Utility) and Presentation

Group Judging (Toy) and Presentation

19:40 Programme Ends

Day 2 – Friday, March 6, 2020 / Gundogs

08:45 Agility – Crufts Large Novice and Medium ABC Final (Jumping)

09:25 Agility – Crufts Singles Heat – S/M/L (Jumping)

10:20 Agility – Crufts Team – Medium Final

11:05 Good Citizen Dog Scheme Display

11:45 BREAK

12:05 Heelwork to Music Competition

13:35 Rescue Dog Agility

14:00 Agility – Crufts Singles Heat – S/M/L (Agility)

15:05 Agility – Crufts Large Novice and Medium ABC Final (Agility)

15:55 Flyball – Team – Quarter Finals

16:40 Heelwork to Music Competition Winner

16:45 BREAK

17:10 Agility – Crufts Singles Final: Small, Medium and Large (Agility)

Breeders Competition Final

Gamekeepers Competition

Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

Group Judging (Gundog) and Presentation

19:35 Programme Ends

Day 3 Saturday, March 7, 2020 / Working and Pastoral

08:15 Crufts – International Invitation – Large – Jumping

08:55 Agility – Crufts Team – Small Final

09:55 International Junior Handling Competition part 1

11:15 Lowland Search and Rescue

11:35 International Junior Handling Competition part 2

12:25 Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

12:45 Heelwork to Music – Freestyle International Competition

14:10 RAF Display

14:40 Agility – International Invitation – Large (Agility)

15:30 West Midlands Police Display

15:50 Flyball – Team – Semi Finals (inc YKC Flyball)

16:40 BREAK

17:10 Agility – International Invitation – Large – Agility Finals

Heelwork to Music – Freestyle International Winner

International Junior Handling Competition – Final Judging

Scruffts Final

Obedience Champion (Dog) and Reserve (Dog) Display

Group Judging (Working) and Presentation

Group Judging (Pastoral) and Presentation

20:10 Programme Ends

Day 4 – Sunday, March 8, 2020 / Hound and Terrier breeds 

08:45 Agility – Championship – Round 1 – Jumping

09:55 Dog Activities Display

10:15 Good Citizen Dog Scheme Display

10:35 Agility – Championships – Round 2 – Agility

12:05 Lowland Search and Rescue

12:35 Medical Detection Dogs Display

12:50 Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

13:10 Flyball – Team Final

13:30 RAF Display

14:00 Programme ends and Arena to be cleared

15:00 Doors open to ticket holders

16:15 Agility – Championship Final

Friends for Life

Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

YKC Stakes Final and Presentation

Group Judging (Terrier) and Presentation

Group Judging (Hound) and Presentation

West Midlands Police

Presentation of the Police Dog Team Operational and Humanitarian Action of the Year Award

Stage Set for Best in Show

Best in Show and Presentation

21:00 Programme Ends

How much is it to go to Crufts – and can I still get tickets?

Advanced sales tickets for Crufts 2020 are now closed but you can still buy tickets on the door.

Adult tickets on the door for Thursday and Friday cost £18, and are £21 for Saturday and £20 for Sunday.

Child, Senior Citizen, Disabled and Student tickets are also available.

Tickets for the Best In Show event have sold out.

You can find all the details on the different ticket categories on offer here.

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