Crufts Set to Return
21st February 2018
21st February 2018
Dog lovers can look forward to a record-breaking 14 hours of television coverage when Crufts returns to Channel 4 and More4 this March to celebrate the world’s largest dog show!
This is two and a half hours more than the 2017 show which was then a record in itself.
With Clare Balding at the helm, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action from the show, leading up to the grand finale on Sunday 11th March when Best in Show will be crowned.
This year, Channel 4 will be broadcasting an extra one-hour programme from the show in the afternoon on all four days, including a new show on the Wednesday before Crufts begins.
Clare will host daily highlights of the world’s biggest dog event live from the NEC and will be joined by Alan Carr, who will be presenting the afternoon show with Clare, and Channel 4’s ‘Supervet’, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick.
The presenters will be supported by vet, health and welfare expert Nick Blayney, as well as dog reporters and breed experts, Jessica Holm and Frank Kane.
All of the Arena action from the show will also be shown every day live on the Crufts YouTube channel which can be found at youtube.com/crufts.
Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which runs Crufts, said: “We are delighted that Channel 4 and More4 will be offering viewers at home the opportunity to enjoy even more of this year’s Crufts. The event holds such a special place in dog lovers’ hearts because it celebrates everything that we love most about dogs, and the programmes will reflect on the benefits dogs bring to our lives and the many fascinating aspects of Crufts.”
Caroline added: “The enhanced TV coverage will not only bring exciting sports such as agility and flyball into people’s homes but will enable people to see the diverse range of wonderful dog breeds, including some of the more unusual breeds that are not often seen in the streets and parks across the country, through the dog show aspect of Crufts. It will also cover topics about choosing, caring for and enjoying life with dogs, as well as different issues affecting dog owners in the UK.”
The Pantiles is a regular haunt for dogs and their owners, and we’re sure that many of our visitors and our shoppers will be eagerly awaiting the return of the much-loved show Crufts. As well as a range of dog-friendly cafes, we also cater for pampered pooches by way of the shop ‘Collared’.
Collared is a dog accessory and gift shop in the heart of The Pantiles that sources top quality products from around the world for dogs and dog lovers. These include Puppia, West Paw, Wacky Walker, Rough Wear, Walters, Hunter and Flexi.
Collared loves to meet their customers, especially the furry ones! So be sure to pop in-store next time you’re at The Pantiles and browse their selection of dog collars, bowls, leads and accessories.
Crufts begins on Wednesday 7th March at 3pm on Channel 4.