When does Crufts 2020 start? What it's about and why it's faced criticism in the past
The annual dog show returns for its 129th year with TV coverage on Channel 4 and More 4
World-famous dog show Crufts is returning for another four-day extravaganza this March.
Hosted at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre, an estimated 26,000 pooches are expected to take part – of which just one will win the prestigious title 'Best in Show'.
Crufts, officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest dog show in 1991, is celebrating its 129th anniversary this year.
Interested in seeing who ultimately gets to be top dog? Here's what you need to know.
When is Crufts taking place?
When is Crufts 2020 on TV?
What is Crufts?
The dogs are examined by judges, and those which most closely meet their breed's specifications win the awards. There is only one overall winner, however, and that pooch takes home the renowned prize Best in Show.
What is the Crufts 2020 daily schedule?
How to get tickets for Crufts?
Why has Crufts faced criticism?
Who is the host of Crufts?
What awards are given at Crufts?
Which breed won Best in Show last year?
Best in Show at Crufts 2019 was won by a Papillon named Dylan.
Owned by Kathleen Roosens, Dylan had also been victorious in the Toy Dog breed group earlier on in the event.
Crufts first airs on Channel 4 on Thursday 5th March at 3pm