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Welcome to Crufts - 2015 preview

Once again hosted in the NEC arena, Birmingham, Crufts 2015 is ready to go! For another four glorious days, competitive dogs and their equally competitive owners will be flooding back to see if another year’s worth of preparation have left them in winning form, or about to go home with their tails between their legs.

Crufts 2014 was a roaring success, and featured 524 more dogs than the previous year (which had itself played host to a record number of pooches), as well as canine entrants from 4 previously unrepresented countries; Argentina, China, Serbia and Taiwan.

If last year’s event was anything to go by, Crufts 2015 should be even bigger and better! Of course, as with previous years, Crufts 2015 is not all about the competition, and features a wide variety of fun diversions and activities for dog lovers to partake in and enjoy. Numerous stalls and canine experts will be scattered around the venue; all with the aim of further enriching the lifestyle of both you and your four legged friend.

If you have any questions in regards to how to best take care of your pooch, or simply want to try something new, you’ll find plenty of food for thought at Crufts 2015.

The overview of this year’s four day event is as follows:

  • Thursday 5th March: Gundog Group breed showing
  • Friday 6th March: Working and Pastoral breed showing
  • Saturday 7th March: Terrier and Hound Groups breed showing
  • Sunday 8th March: Toy and Utility Groups breed showing and Best in Show.

Depending on the particular day, the start and finish times of Crufts’ events can potentially vary to some degree. Events kick off between 8:30 and 9:00 on most days, with the final event of the Crufts long weekend being the prestigious best in show award, which is scheduled to take place in the final slot on the Sunday, at 20:30.

Discover Dogs at Crufts 2015

For those who desperately desire a dog, but can’t decide between Dachshund, Dalmatian or Doberman, the Discover Dogs event is returning from previous shows, to give you a helping hand.

This year, Discover Dogs will feature over 200 breeds of pedigree pooch, allowing you to make an informed decision when it comes to your choice of hound. Whatever your circumstances, the Discover Dogs Area is a must visit if you’re looking for another addition to your pack.

Kids at Crufts 2015

Once again, a variety of kid friendly events have been organised to keep younger dog lovers competing before they can enter the competitive circuit proper.

This year a stand and ring organised by the Young Kennel Club (YKC) will be hosting a variety of competitions and events over the four days of the event, as well as hosting the YKC Groomer of the year award.

The Kennel Club itself will be hosting the cream of international junior handlers over the course of Crufts 2015, all competing in the International Junior Handling Competition.

Stay updated on the go

Having been freshly updated last year, the Crufts app once again means that you can enjoy the latest developments no matter where you are.

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