What: Crufts 2024

When: Thursday 7 March to Sunday 10 March

Where: The NEC, Birmingham

Who: More than 24,000 dogs put their best paw forward in hundreds of canine competitions over four days, culminating in the world renowned Best in Show award.

Organised by The Kennel Club, Crufts 2024 will run from Thursday over four days. The event will showcase over 200 diverse breeds and see dogs from all walks of life put their best paw forward in hundreds of competitions including agility, heelwork to music, flyball and obedience, culminating in the famous Best in Show.

The family-favourite Scruffts final will see the nation’s pets – who earned their place in heats across the country throughout the year – compete for the ‘top dog’ title and on Sunday evening, one of four very special finalists will be crowned as the winner of The Kennel Club Hero Dog Award, as voted by the public. Shortly after, following four days of competition, one canine Crufts competitor will put their paws on the coveted Best in Show trophy.

Each day will conclude with one dog earning their place in the Best in Show final on Sunday evening, beginning with the Utility and Toy groups on Thursday 7 March, Gundog group on Friday 8 March, Working and Pastoral groups on Saturday 9 March and concluding with the Terrier and Hound groups on Sunday 10 March.

For the 30th year, the popular Discover Dogs area will be welcoming over 200 different breeds, of all shapes, sizes and personalities, enabling visitors to learn more about the variety of our four-legged friends from breed experts and see which canine might be the right companion for them.

From discovering the lesser known ‘underdogs’, like the rare Otterhound, to understanding what the popular family-favourites, like the Labrador Retriever, really need in a home, Discover Dogs is a unique area of the event. Each breed ‘booth’ can help prospective puppy owners on every step of their journey – from responsible puppy buying tips to day-to-day training and caring requirements.