Crufts 2023

21st February 2023

Dog lovers rejoice! Crufts is returning for 2023, bringing thousands of wagging tails to the fore from 9th to 12th March.  With a packed and diverse schedule, the event will see every dog have its day, but just one will take home the coveted Best in Show trophy.

Over 20,000 Dogs!

Run by The Kennel Club, Crufts is inviting thousands of visitors to join in a celebration of everything dog, from 9th to 12th March at the NEC in Birmingham.

Crufts sees over 20,000 dogs and 130,000 people expected to attend and celebrate each dog having its day, cumulating on Sunday 12th March, when the prestigious Best in Show title is awarded, which last year saw an additional 2.4 million TV viewers tune in to watch the exciting finale.

Each day will conclude with a new Group Winner earning their place in the Best in Show final on Sunday evening, beginning with the Gundog group on Thursday 9 March, Working and Pastoral groups on Friday 10 March, Terrier and Hound groups on Saturday 11 March and Utility and Toy groups on Sunday 12 March.

Just prior to the Best in Show final, the Resorts World Arena will welcome five very special canine companions and their owners, who have made it as finalists in The Kennel Club Hero Dog Award 2023. Results from the nationwide public vote will reveal which pair have been crowned the winner.

Crufts Coverage

Dog lovers will be treated to a record-breaking 16 hours and 30 minutes of Crufts coverage on Channel 4 and More4. With Clare Balding at the helm once again, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action from the show, leading up to the grand finale on Sunday when Best in Show will be crowned.

The details of times and channels are as follows:

Thursday 9th March

15.00-16.00 – Channel 4

18.30-20.00 – More4

20.00-21.00 – Channel 4

Friday 10th March

15.00-16.00 – Channel 4

18.30-19.30 – More4

19.30-21.00 – Channel 4

Saturday 11th March

15.00-18.00 – Channel 4

19.00-21.00 – Channel 4

Sunday 10th March

15.00-17.30 – Channel 4

19.00-21.00 – Channel 4 Crufts 2022: Best in Show Live

Vanessa McAlpine, Crufts Show Manager, said: “We are delighted that Channel 4 and More4 will be offering viewers at home the opportunity to enjoy this year’s Crufts, with more coverage than ever. The event celebrates everything that we love the most about dogs, and highlights the benefits that dogs bring to our lives, so it’s no surprise that it holds such a special place in dog lovers’ hearts.”


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 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.

Help make your own four-legged friend Crufts-worthy this March!