Crufts 2023 schedule: When is it on TV and who's presenting?
All the highlights to look out for this year
Crufts is back, and Channel 4's coverage is set to bring viewers all the action, from shiny coats to best in show.
With Clare Balding fronting the show again, dogs and their owners are lining up to claim their rosettes.
Here's all you need to know about the schedule and presenters
When is Crufts 2023 on TV?
Crufts runs from 9 to 12 March this year, with coverage available on Channel 4 and All4.
The show's coverage launches on the first day at 3pm and 8pm, followed by 3pm and 7.30pm on the second day of the contest.
Who is presenting Crufts this year?
Sports broadcaster Clare Balding is back at the helm of the dog show coverage again this year.
Balding will be joined by Sophie Morgan, who made her Crufts debut last year, and Radzi Chinyanganya.
Other guest presenters include vet Dr Paul Manktelow, dog trainer Ashleigh Butler, pet nutritionist and assistance dog advocate Chloé Fuller, and dog behaviourist Chirag Patel.
Balding said: "Crufts is always a massive highlight of my year. There’s really nothing like it, the sights and sounds of the place, the agility, heelwork to music, flyball and judging every day, the people and of course the dogs!
"For a dog lover, there’s nothing like it and as a viewer there’s nowhere better to find expert tips, advice, and guidance on how best to look after your own dog, and basically just indulge your passion for all things canine."
What are the Crufts highlights to look out for?
The prestigious dog show is entering its 133rd year and is back at the NEC Birmingham, where more than 20,000 dogs will take part.
Returning classic favourites include Flyball, Agility, Heelwork to Music, The Kennel Club Hero Dog award and of course, the infamous Best in Show title.
Coverage also includes a spotlight on some of Britain’s fast disappearing native breeds, dog ownership in a cost-of-living crisis, canine communication, and expert advice on responsible dog ownership and care.
Crufts coverage begins on 9 March on Channel 4.