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Crufts 2019: Full list of arena competitions, displays and times, plus other top events

By Rebecca Stanley | Birmingham | Attractions | Published: | Last Updated:

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

Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham

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.

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

THURSDAY

Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham

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08.45 - Agility – Kennel Club Novice Cup Final (Jumping)

09.35 - Agility – Kennel Club British Open Final (Jumping)

10.20 - Agility – Crufts Team – Large Final

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11.05 - East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Display Team

11.25 - Dog Activities Display

11.45 - BREAK

12.15 - Freestyle HTM Competition

13.40 - Agility - Kennel Club British Open Final (Agility)

14.25 - Agility - Kennel Club Novice Cup Final (Agility)

15.15 - Flyball - Team Quarter Finals

16.00 - West Midlands Police Display

16.30 - Freestyle Heelwork to Music Competition Winner

16.35 - BREAK

17:00 - Eukanuba World Challenge finals opening

Junior Warrant Competition Final

Eukanuba World Challenge Final

YKC Agility Dog of the Year

Vulnerable Breeds Competition

Gamekeepers Competition

Gundog Display (Castlemans Gundogs – Philippa Williams)

Group Judging (Gundog Group) and Presentation

20.40 - Programme Ends

FRIDAY

Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham

08.45 - Agility - Crufts Large Novice and Medium ABC Final (Jumping)

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

10.20 - Agility - Crufts Team - Medium Final

11.05 - Good Citizen Dog Scheme Display

11.45 - BREAK

12.05 - Heelwork to Music Competition

13.35 - Rescue Dog Agility

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

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

15.55 - Flyball – Team – Quarter Finals

16.40 - Heelwork to Music Competition Winner

16.45 - BREAK

17.00 - Agility - Crufts Singles Final: Small, Medium and Large (Agility)

Eukanuba UK Champions Stakes

Breeders Competition Final

Group Judging (Working) and Presentation

Group Judging (Pastoral) and Presentation

20.20 -Programme Ends

SATURDAY

Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham

08.30 - Crufts - International Invitation - Large - Jumping

09.10 - Agility - Crufts Team - Small Final

10.10 - International Junior Handling Competition part one

11.30 - Lowland Search and Rescue

11.50 - Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

12.10 - International Junior Handling Competition part two

13.00 - Heelwork to Music - Freestyle International Competition

14.25 - RAF Display

14.55 - Agility - International Invitation - Large (Agility)

15.45 - West Midlands Police Display

16.05 - Flyball - Team - Semi Finals (inc YKC Flyball)

16.55 - BREAK

17.10 - Agility - International Invitation - Large - Agility Finals

Heelwork to Music – Freestyle International Winner

International Junior Handling Competition – Final Judging

Scruffts Final

Obedience Champion (Dog) and Reserve (Dog) Display

Presentation of painting to 2018 Best in Show winner

Group Judging (Terrier) and Presentation

Group Judging (Hound) and Presentation

20.20 - Programme Ends

SUNDAY

Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham

09.10 - Agility - Championship - Round one - Jumping

10.20 - Dog Activities Display

10.40 - Good Citizen Dog Scheme Display

11:00 - Agility - Championships - Round two - Agility

12.15 - Lowland Search and Rescue

12.40 - Heelwork to Music

12.45 - Gundog Display (Castlemans Gundogs – Philippa Williams)

13.05 - Southern Golden Retriever Display Team

13.20 - Flyball - Team Final

13.40 - RAF Display

14.00 - Programme ends and Arena to be cleared

15.30 - Doors open to ticket holders

Agility – Championship Final

Friends for Life

Eukanuba Pup of the Year

YKC Stakes Final and Presentation

Group Judging (Utility) and Presentation

Group Judging (Toy) and Presentation

Interval

West Midlands Police

Presentation of the Police Dog Team Operational and Humanitarian Action of the Year Award

Stage Set for Best in Show

Best in Show and Presentation

21.00 - Programme Ends

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

Crufts at the NEC in Birmingham

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.

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.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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