Crufts 2022: How to watch full TV coverage and results

Crufts 2022: How to watch full TV coverage and results

CRUFTS which celebrates our four-legged friends is back for its 188th year.

If you're not heading to Birmingham's NEC to watch the canine competitors, don't despair – you can watch from home.

How to watch Crufts 2022

You can watch live judging and highlights from the main arena TODAY (Thursday, March 10, 2022) on Channel 4 and More 4.

The action kicks off from 3pm on Channel 4.

As well as showing the perfect pets jump hurdles and chase balls, this year's TV coverage of Crufts will be educational.

Viewers will learn about dog breeding and ownership, with an emphasis on health and welfare.

If you're watching Crufts from outside of the UK, you can catch the action from the main arena and the obedience ring on the Kennel Club's YouTube channel.

Take a look at the times to watch on Channel 4 and More4 below.

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Thursday, March 10

  • 3pm-4pm on Channel 4
  • 6.30pm-8pm on More4
  • 8pm-9pm on Channel 4

Friday, 11 March

  • 3pm-4pm on Channel 4
  • 6.30pm-7.45pm on More4
  • 8pm-9pm on Channel 4

Saturday 12 March

  • 3pm-6pm on Channel 4
  • 7pm-9pm on Channel 4

Sunday 13 March

  • 3pm-5.30pm on Channel 4
  • 7pm-9pm on Channel 4 (Best In Show Live)

When does Crufts start?

As mentioned, Crufts starts TODAY (March 10, 2022), at the NEC in Birmingham.

This will be the first show since 2020, as the pandemic put a stop to thefun in 2021.

More than 20,000 dogs will take part in displays and competitions.

Aside from Best in Show, highlights will include Scruffts, the crossbreed competition, and The Kennel Club Dog Hero Award, for dogs that provide lifetime service, support and love.

Which dogs are competing in Crufts 2022?

Over 200 pedigree dog breeds will compete to take the title of Best in Show.

Crufts will also welcome breeds never before seen at the dog show – the Smooth Faced Pyrenean Sheepdog – with two competing in the Imported Breed Register classes.

Compared with 2020, this year has seen an increase of 40 per cent or more in the number of Irish water spaniel, sloughi, lowchen (little lion dog) and Canadian eskimo dog breeds entering competitions.

The dogs with the highest number in their breeds

  • Working – Bernese mountain dog (140)
  • Utility – dalmatian (202)
  • Toy – pug (223)
  • Pastoral – border collie (253)
  • Terrier – Staffordshire bull terrier (306)
  • Hound – whippet (382)
  • Gundog – golden retriever (458)

When are the results of Crufts announced?

The Crufts results will be announced on March 13, 2022.

We will then discover who has taken the Best in Show trophy from 2020's winner, wire-haired dachshund Maisie.

This prize has been awarded for 83 years – and 2020 was the first time a dog has pooped live on TV in the main arena during Best in Show.

Winner Maisie marked her territory during her victory lap.

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