More than 20,000 dogs from some 200 breeds descended on the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, England, for the 2022 Crufts Dog Show. The show runs from March 10-13, promising a long weekend of canine fun and showmanship. on stage. And with last year’s Crufts canceled due to COVID-19, this year’s contestants are ready to strut their stuff!
Show dogs will compete for group titles in seven categories: toy, gun, utility, hunting, working, pastoral and terrier. And among these seven winners, a dog will win the coveted Best in Show prize! Attendees and viewers will also see hard-working puppies competing in agility, flyball, obedience and tailgating categories.
Mixed-breed dogs will also have their chance to shine at the Scruffts competition, and dog lovers will also learn which hero dog will win the Kennel Club Hero Dog Award this year. Enjoy these arrival photos and learn some fun facts about the Crufts Dog Show!
The show dogs are coming
Check out the canine competitors arriving and ready for the weekend!
Did you know that the first Crufts Dog Show took place in 1891? Dogs and their parents are still flocking to compete over a hundred years later!
The Crufts Lounge occupies over 10 acres of the Birmingham NEC! That’s a lot of space for the dogs!
The first Best in Show winner at Crufts was a Greyhound.
These beautiful competitors must prepare their hair show!
There will be over 5,000 dog lovers volunteering at Crufts 2022.
A stylish pack ready for the weekend!
Even the smallest puppies are happy to have fun.
After last year’s cancellation, mother dogs and their puppies are so happy to be at Crufts!
With 458 entries into the breed, the Golden Retriever will be the most predominant breed at this year’s show.
Fun fact: The oldest dog to win the Best in Show award was a Flat-Coated Retriever named Jet in 2011. He was just three months old before ten years old.
A chihuahua ready for an interview!
The youngest dog to win Best in Show was Chuckles, a Bulldog who was one year and four months old in 1952.
Arriving in a leopard print style!
These Corgis are ready for a howling good time!
Look at these beautiful sheepdogs taking care to keep their paws clean with cute booties!
Donnie is getting ready.
Line up for the start!
Over 130 Great Danes are entered in the competition.
Let the games begin!
Are you ready for Crufts fun? Find out how to watch the Crufts Dog Show here!