Crufts 2023: dates announced for Birmingham dog competition - here’s when it is and how you can enter

Crufts will be once again held at the NEC in Birmingham

The Kennel Club has announced when Crufts will return to Birmingham next year. The world famous show was held in Brum last year and following a successful event, it will return once again next March.

The 2023 show will also see Crufts return in full for the first time since 2020 and will see the Kennel Club celebrate its 150th anniversary. Vanessa McAlpine, Education and Events Executive of Crufts said: “We are very excited to be bringing Crufts back in its entirety this year, something we haven’t been able to do since pre covid.

“With many of the popular events back on the programme and the new one off competition celebrating The Kennel Club’s 150th anniversary, we look forward to it being one of the best shows yet, celebrating our dog heroes and what they have meant to us over the last few years.”

Here’s what we know so far about the 2023 show, including which events will return to Birmingham and when they will take place.

When is Crufts 2023?

Crufts 2023 will be held from March 9 to 12 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Crufts 2023 schedule

Thursday March 9

Agility – Championships (Intermediate/Large), Crufts Novice Cup Final

Breeders Competition

Friday March 10

Agility – Crufts Medium ABC and Intermediate/Large Novice ABC Final, Crufts Singles competition

Vulnerable Breed Competition

Saturday March 11

Agility – Crufts International Invitation, Young Kennel Club Agility Dog of the Year

Sunday March 12

Agility – Championships (Small/Medium)

When are the breed competitions?

The breed competitions at Crufts 2023 will take place on the following days:

  • Thursday, 9 March 2023 — Gundog
  • Friday, 10 March 2023 — Working and Pastoral
  • Saturday, 11 March 2023 — Terrier and Hound
  • Sunday, 12 March 2023 — Utility and Toy

How to enter and get tickets

Crufts schedules and entries will be open online from November 14 with admission tickets going on sale on the same day.

Entry fees and admission tickets prices will remain unchanged from the 2022 show.

To view an online version of the schedule or to enter your dogs (which must have qualified) in the show, visit the entries page after November 14.