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CRUFTS – The world’s largest dog show is back!
9th – 12th March 2023
NEC Birmingham

The BIGGEST and BEST dog show in the world is back! Get your tickets now to Crufts 2023 for an unforgettable day out full of furry fun. From 9th-12th March watch over 22,000 dogs compete for the world famous title of Crufts Best in Show Champion, plus enjoy hundreds of trade stands full of wonderful products for both you and your canine pal. You can also watch pawsome pups raise the roof of the NEC with Agility, Flyball, Heelwork to Music and inspiring doggy displays. Thinking of buying a puppy? You can meet 200 different dog breeds at the Discover Dog area, in association with Frontline; say ‘hello’ to your favourites and get to know the breeds you’ve never before heard of! It’s the perfect family day out AND under 8s go FREE.

Day 1 – Thursday 9th March – Gundog breeds
Day 2 – Friday 10th March – Working and Pastoral breeds
Day 3 – Saturday 11th March – Terrier and Hound breeds
Day 4 – Sunday 12th March – Toy and Utility breeds

Each day runs from 8.15am to 6.30pm, though Best In Show is from 4.45pm to 9pm Each day also features an Obedience Ring starting at 8.15am.

Tickets: www.crufts.org.uk

You’ll need to leave your pooch at home however, as the only dogs allowed in Crufts are those invited by the Kennel Club, or assistance dogs.

Shopping Heaven – over 400 stands with special treats and offers for you and your dog.

Fantastic Family Fun in the Arena – jam packed with agility, flyball, displays and competitions including the Scruffts final!

Eukanuba Discover Dogs – come meet, greet and discover over 200 breeds.

Best in Show – over 22,000 dogs striving for the title of Crufts Best in Show 2023.


At this time of year please check under your car and wheel arches for cats trying to keep warm, before you set off on your journey!

During the cold winter months cats will often seek out any warm space they can find. One particularly irresistible lure seems to be the cosy confines of a warm car engine. Unfortunately, cats that seek shelter under the bonnets of cars can then be injured or killed when that car is started. Help keep your own and your neighbourhood cats safe this winter by tapping the bonnet of your car before you start the engine.


At this time of year please check for these prickly creatures before lighting your bonfire.

Bonfires are perfect sleeping areas for hedgehogs and every year many get burnt alive. If you are having a bonfire, just make sure you check inside before lighting it. If you do find a hedgehog, move it to a safe place. This year second litters have been born later than usual. This means that there may still be young and underweight hedgehogs around. Remember if they are under 600gr they will not survive hibernation and need to be taken to a local animal rescue centre.

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