Crufts 2017

Series 8



It’s time for reigning Best in Show champion Devon (Ch Burneze Geordie Girl, to give her her full title), the west highland white terrier, to paws and reflect on her year of glory as the Kennel Club returns to Birmingham to search for 2017’s top dog. 

Four days of fun and frolics kick off at the NEC, with Clare Balding on hand to guide us through the festivities. Agility and flyball are top of the agenda on day one and there’s a treat for terrier lovers, too, as Clare is joined by Paralympian and terrier owner Natasha Baker to discuss why the breed is so popular.


Clare Balding presents further coverage from the world's largest dog show at Birmingham NEC, where a packed programme includes judging of the Terrier and Hound groups and highlights of the Agility and Flyball. Clare also meets last year's Crufts winner Devon, who is competing in the Eukanuba World Challenge - a league of nations-style competition for top winners from different countries. Kate Beavan and Nim Patel team up to talk about dog health and welfare, Iwan Thomas reports on dog socialisation, and there's an appearance from cat-detection dog Molly.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Clare Balding
Executive Producer David Stranks
Series Director Daniel Hudson
Series Director Phil Sibson
Series Producer Lucy Cutler