Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show will be taking place from 6th – 9th March 2008 at the NEC, Birmingham. The show is open from 8.15 to 19.30 each day.
Officially recognized as the world’s largest dog show by the Guinness Book of Records, Crufts 2008 looks forward to expecting almost 23,000 dogs, including 1,165 dogs from overseas. As for human visitors the 2007 show had over 153,000.
Here is some of what you can enjoy right at home:
Listen to what's going on at Crufts live, via CruftsFM. You'll be able to hear interviews and features, the results as they happen and the LIVE chat with the winner conveying all the emotion and drama - that only radio can portray.
See the results here!
Check out the schedules:
March 6th - including agility, confirmation for utility and toy, musical freestyle and flyball.
March 7th - more agility, confirmation for gun dog, obedience, and more.
March 8th - agility small team finals and international final, flyball team semifinals, obedience winners, confirmation for working and pastoral.
March 9th - obedience world cup, agility finals, confirmation for terrier and hound, best in show and more!
Since I'm a huge agility fan we found some Crufts agility resources and tidbits of info:
- A dog is eligible for entry in the Agility Championships if it has won a Kennel Club Agility Certificate (Large, Medium and Small Dogs) at a show held between 8 January 2007 and 7 January 2008.
- Check at the BBC website for up-to-date info and vids!
- The full agility schedule courtesy of AgilityNet.com.
- List of breeds eligible.
- Carrie Jones and her Border Collie, MACH 2 Sagehill's Time Steppin' Jive (Jive) will represent the US in agility at the prestigious Crufts.
- The Crufts 2008 Agility Heat Regulations.
- Crufts 2008 Agility Teams and Singles Qualifying Events.
- Check out this vid of the 2007 Crufts Young Kennel Club Agility Winner.
- Marcus Topps and Juice took Third Place Overall at Crufts in 2007. Read more!
- Check out the BBC website for broadcasts schedule of Crufts 2008.
- Check out the Crufts YouTube channel for lots more vids; and follow them on Twitter!
- Dave Gannon and his Golden Retriever, OTCH Breakwater Ice Skater UDX35 JH (Skater) will represent the US in obedience at the prestigious Crufts. Updates may be posted here by the AKC.
Enjoy Linda and Flynn the 2007 Crufts supreme obedience champion!
Check out this vid of the finals of the 2007 Crufts Flyball Finals!
2007 Crufts Agility Champion - large dog!