Exhibitors are reminded that postal entries for Crufts closed on Monday 8th January (postmarked) and online entries on Monday 22nd January.

The Working and Pastoral groups will be shown on Thursday 8th March; Hounds and Terriers on Friday 9th; Utility and Toys on Saturday 10th; and Gundogs on Sunday 11th.

This year for the first time the winner of Best AV Imported Register Breeds will compete in the relevant group competition each evening.

The Obedience Championships for bitches are on Saturday, with dogs on Sunday. Sunday also sees the Agility Championships.

The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition is on Friday and the final of the Kennel Club Vulnerable British & Irish Breeds Competition is on Saturday.

The entry fee for breed classes is £30 per dog, with subsequent entries free. Full details of fees for the Gamekeepers’ classes and Young Kennel Club classes are given in the schedule along with car parking and admission prices.

Gerald King, Crufts Chairman, said: “Crufts looks set to be better than ever and we are once again looking forward to welcoming exhibitors to the show. This is the one event above all others which breeders want to achieve success at. Each year we see more overseas exhibitors competing, so this year will once again be a truly international celebration of pedigree dogs.”

To view the Crufts schedule and/or enter online, please visit http://www.crufts.org.uk/content/dog-exhibitors/crufts-2018-entries/.