The fantastic four-day event will see the nation’s most heroic dogs rewarded in the prestigious Friends for Life competition; the nation’s favourite crossbreeds compete in the Scruffts grand final; the world’s most athletic canines battling it out in dog sports such as Agility and Flyball and the world-famous Best in Show competition.

“Crufts is a British institution and a must see for all dog lovers” said Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary. “It is the world’s largest gathering of dogs – pedigree and crossbreed, large and small, athletic and competitive and companion and heroic, and celebrates everything that we love the most about man’s best friend.”

“The event hosts a vast range of exciting competitions, and is packed with information, advice and entertainment for all dog lovers. Every single dog is special and so we are hosting an online Crufts Factor competition in the run up to the event to showcase the vast range of talents our dogs possess and are asking people post photos and stories about their dogs for competitions on our Facebook page.”

Amongst the competition and events at Crufts will be the inaugural Obreedience Competition, where different breeds will go head-to-head to demonstrate their superior obedience skills.

Weekday tickets cost £16.50 for adults in advance and £18 on the door and weekend tickets cost £17.60 in advance and £19 on the door. Best in Show tickets start from £17.50. Concessions are also available. All tickets are subject to a booking fee.  Book by calling the Crufts Ticket Hotline at The Ticket Factory on 0844 338 0338, or online at www.crufts.org.uk

For more information visit www.crufts.org.uk or www.facebook.com/crufts