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

CRUFTS, the world's largest dog show, has returned for its 129th year, despite coronavirus fears, which have seen events cancelled in the UK.

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, March 5, and the event will continue until Sunday, March 8.

Canines will be battling it out to take the title from reigning 2019 champion pooch – 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; Live coverage from 6.30pm to 8pm on More4; Highlights 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 – Live coverage from 4.30pm to 9pm on Channel 4; Clare Balding presents live coverage as the 2020 Best in Show Champion is announced


Which dogs have won Crufts in recent years?

  • 2019 – Papillon Dylan
  • 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

8.45am Agility – Kennel Club Novice Cup Final (Jumping)

9.35am Agility – Kennel Club British Open Final (Jumping)

10.20am Agility – Crufts Team – Large Final

11.05am East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Display Team

11.25am Dog Activities Display

11.45am BREAK

12.15pm Freestyle HTM (Heelwork to Music) Competition

1.40pm Agility – Kennel Club British Open Final (Agility)

2.25pm Agility – Kennel Club Novice Cup Final (Agility)

3.15pm Flyball – Team Quarter Finals

4pm West Midlands Police Display

4.30pm Freestyle Heelwork to Music Competition Winner

4.35pm BREAK

5pm Junior Warrant Competition Final

Eukanuba World Challenge Final

YKC Agility Dog of the Year

Group Judging (Utility) and Presentation

Group Judging (Toy) and Presentation

7.40pm Programme Ends

Day 2 – Friday, March 6, 2020 / Gundogs

8.45am Agility – Crufts Large Novice and Medium ABC Final (Jumping)

9.25am Agility – Crufts Singles Heat – S/M/L (Jumping)

10.20am Agility – Crufts Team – Medium Final

11.05am Good Citizen Dog Scheme Display

11.45am BREAK

12.05pm Heelwork to Music Competition

1.35pm Rescue Dog Agility

2pm Agility – Crufts Singles Heat – S/M/L (Agility)

3.05pm Agility – Crufts Large Novice and Medium ABC Final (Agility)

3.55pm Flyball – Team – Quarter Finals

4.40pm Heelwork to Music Competition Winner

4.45pm BREAK

5.10pm Agility – Crufts Singles Final: Small, Medium and Large (Agility)

Breeders Competition Final

Gamekeepers Competition

Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

Group Judging (Gundog) and Presentation

7.35pm Programme Ends

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

8.15am Crufts – International Invitation – Large – Jumping

8:55am Agility – Crufts Team – Small Final

9.55am International Junior Handling Competition part 1

11.15am Lowland Search and Rescue

11.35am International Junior Handling Competition part 2

12.25pm Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

12.45pm Heelwork to Music – Freestyle International Competition

2.10pm RAF Display

2.40pm Agility – International Invitation – Large (Agility)

3.30pm West Midlands Police Display

3.50pm Flyball – Team – Semi Finals (inc YKC Flyball)

4:40pm BREAK

5.10pm 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

8.10pm Programme Ends

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

8.45am Agility – Championship – Round 1 – Jumping

9.55am Dog Activities Display

10.15am Good Citizen Dog Scheme Display

10.35am Agility – Championships – Round 2 – Agility

12.05pm Lowland Search and Rescue

12.35pm Medical Detection Dogs Display

12.50pm Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

1.10pm Flyball – Team Final

1.30pm RAF Display

2pm Programme ends and Arena to be cleared

3pm Doors open to ticket holders

4.15pm 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

9pm 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 £19, and are £22 for Saturday and £21 for Sunday.

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

Tickets for the Best In Show event start at £20.30

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

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