Lauded as the show with “the greatest dog events in the world”, Crufts celebrates the talents, looks and ability of all different kinds of dogs.
There is even a section dedicated to the achievements of hero dogs through the Friends of Life competition.
This year’s show kicks off on Thursday, March 8 at 8.15am, running until 6.30pm (9pm for some show ticket holders) on Sunday, March 11.
Hosted by Clare Balding, Crufts 2018 will see an action-packed schedule featuring everything from beauty pageants and obedience tests to agility challenges and flyball displays.
See the entire Crufts schedule here.
How to get Crufts 2018 tickets
Advance tickets for the dog-centered event are available to buy now online.
General adult admission prices start from £15, plus an administration fee and £2 fulfilment fee per order.
The ticket price enables full access to the arena competitions and displays, apart from Best in Show and Obedience Ring, which both require additional tickets.
The Obedience Ring costs £12 for an advance ticket but the Best in Show is sold out except for hospitality tickets for £168.16.
General admission tickets are available on the door priced at £18 for adults and £14 for concessions on Thursday/Friday, £21 for adults on Saturday and £17 for concessions on Saturday,and £20 for adults on Sunday and £16 for concessions.
Concessions are classed as children aged between eight and 15, students with valid NUS cards and senior citizens aged over 60. Under 8s go free.
Can you take your dog?
There will be more than 27,000 dogs at Crufts 2018 with breeds divided into four categories: Working and Pastoral, Terrier and Hound, Utility and Toy, Gundog.
All the attending pooches have been formally invited by event organisers Kennel Club and the invitation does not extend to members of the public who want to bring their own dog.
The Crufts website states: “Please note that unfortunately NO DOGS other than those that have been invited by the Kennel Club and Assistance Dogs are permitted into the show.”
What is the TV schedule?
If tickets do sell out, then you can still see all the action by tuning into on TV to Channel 4 and More 4.
New for this year is an extra hour-long programme called Crufts Daily Show, which will be broadcast each day from 3pm on Channel 4.
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