Crufts 2012 to take place in March

Wednesday, 2nd November 2011

Thousands of owners head to Crufts every year to find out about new dog food, see agility competitions and marvel at the Best in Show.

Next year's competition will take place between March 8th and 11th in Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.

This year marked the 120th iteration of the event and the Best in Show was Jet, a Flatcoated Retriever - the oldest dog to ever win the competition.

Caroline Kisko, communications director for the Kennel Club, which organises the event, said: "Crufts 2012 will be a wonderful celebration of all that is great about dogs.

"The show remains the most important and anticipated date on any dog-lover’s calendar and the 2012 event will focus on healthy, happy dogs and provide a wealth of information and entertainment for dog lovers of all ages."

Should dog enthusiasts be looking to attend for a specific day, details have been released. Toy and Utility Groups will be shown on the 8th, Gundog Group on the 9th and Working and Pastoral Groups on the 10th.

On the 11th, the Terrier and Hound Groups, Friends for Life and Best in Show will take place.