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Crufts 2018: Full list of arena competitions, displays and times, plus other top events

By Kirsten Rawlins | Birmingham | Attractions | Published: | Last Updated:

Thousands of dogs and pooch lovers will descend on Birmingham's NEC this week for Crufts.

Whippet dogs arriving at the 2017 event

The annual show, held from Thursday to Sunday, will see a multitude of breeds compete in a variety of categories, from agility, to freestyle heelwork, flyball and more.

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There will also be a variety of displays and stalls.

See a trailer for Crufts 2018 here:

CRUFTS 2018 IS COMING!

Events and timings for the main arena on each of the four days are as below:

Thursday

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Kagayaki, a Yorkshire Terrier from Japan who won the Best in Toy Group title at Crufts 2017

8.45 to 9.30am - Agility – Kennel Club Novice Cup Final (Jumping)

9.35 to 10.15am - Agility – Kennel Club British Open Final (Jumping)

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10.20 to 11am - Agility – Crufts Team – Large Final

11.05 to 11.25am - East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Display Team

11.25am - Dog Activities Display

11.45am - BREAK

12.15 to 1.30pm - Freestyle Heelwork to Music Competition

1.40 to 2.20pm - Agility – Kennel Club British Open Final (Agility)

2.25 to 3.05pm - Agility – Kennel Club Novice Cup Final (Agility)

3.15 to 4pm - Flyball – Team Quarter Finals

4pm - West Midlands Police display

4.30pm - Freestyle Heelwork to Music Competition Winner

4.35pm - BREAK

5pm - YKC Agility Dog of the Year

5.30pm - Eukanuba Stakes finals

6.15pm - Junior Warrant Competition Final

6.35pm - Group Judging (Working Group) and Presentation

7.25pm -Group Judging (Pastoral Group) and Presentation

8.15pm - Programme Ends

Friday

Kim Lyddon with Tyler from Warrington

8.45am - Agility – Crufts Large Novice and Medium ABC Final (Jumping)

9.25am - Agility – Crufts Singles Heat – S/M/L (Jumping)

10.20am - Agility – Crufts Team – Medium Final

11.05am - Good Citizen Dog Scheme Display

11.25am - Dogs for Good Display

11.40am - BREAK

12.05pm - Heelwork to Music Competition

1.35pm - Rescue Dog Agility

2pm - Agility – Crufts Singles Heat – S/M/L (Agility)

3.05pm - Agility – Crufts Large Novice and Medium ABC Final (Agility)

3.55pm - Flyball – Team – Quarter Finals

4.40pm - Heelwork to Music Competition Winner

4.45pm - BREAK

5pm - Agility – Crufts Singles Final: Small, Medium and Large (Agility)

5.30pm - Breeders Competition

6.15pm - Group Judging (Terrier) and Presentation

7.05pm - Group Judging (Hound) and Presentation

7.55pm - Programme Ends

Saturday

Irish Wolfhounds arriving for Crufts last year

8.30am - International Junior Handling Competition part 1

9.30am - Crufts – International Invitation – Large – Jumping

10.10am - Agility – Crufts Team – Small Final

11.10am - Dog Activities Display

11.30am - International Junior Handling Competition part 2

12.30pm - Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

12.50pm - Heelwork to Music – Freestyle International Competition

2.15pm - RAF Display

2.45pm - Agility – International Invitation – Large (Agility)

3.35pm - Flyball – Team – Semi Finals

4.25pm - West Midlands Police Display

4.45pm - BREAK

5pm - Agility – International Invitation - Large – Agility Finals

5.30pm - Heelwork to Music – Freestyle International Winner

5.35pm - International Junior Handling Competition – Final Judging

5.55pm - Scruffts Final

6.10pm - Obedience Champion (Bitch) and Reserve (Bitch) Display

6.25pm - Vulnerable Breeds Competition

6.55pm - Group Judging (Utility) and Presentation

7.45pm - Group Judging (Toy) and Presentation

8.35pm - Programme ends

Sunday

Crufts 2017

9.30am - Agility – Championship – Round 1 – Jumping

10.40am - Good Citizen Dog Scheme Display

11am - Agility – Championships – Round 2 – Agility

12.15pm -Trailrunners

12.40pm - Heelwork to Music

12.45pm - Gundog Display (Castlemans Gundogs – Philippa Williams)

1.05pm - Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

1.20pm - Flyball – Team Final

1.40pm - West Midlands Police Dog Display

2pm - Programme ends and arena to be cleared

Each of the days will also see a variety of events take place at the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Ring, YKC Ring and Dog Activities Ring.

Pyper the Boarder Collie from Manchester at last year's Crufts

On Sunday, there will be an added evening performance for ticket holders.

In the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Ring, top events taking place include the Puppy Foundation Display, Scent Work Display, West Midlands Police Display, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Royal Air Force Display, Therapy Dogs Nationwide, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Gizmo the Cavalier King Charles at last year's Crufts

At the YKC Ring, top events are the Agility Dog of the Year Semi Final, Obedience Presentations, Stakes (Terriers and Hounds), Groomer of the Year, and Team Agility.

The Dog Activities Ring, meanwhile, will feature events such as Showing and Ringcraft, Working Trials, Bloodhounds, Gundogs, and Heelwork to Music.

For the full list of events taking place across The NEC, or to book tickets, click here

Kirsten Rawlins

By Kirsten Rawlins
@kirsten_native

Online Entertainment Editor for the Express & Star, Shropshire Star and Native Monster. E-mail me kirsten.rawlins@nativemonster.co.uk, or phone 01902 319368

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