How to watch Crufts 2024 from anywhere in the world – plus the full schedule

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  • Crufts, the largest show of its kind in the world, returns to Birmingham’s NEC once again this year. Organised and hosted by The Kennel Club, Crufts celebrates all types of dogs from the largest dog breeds to the smartest dog breeds, and toy dogs to hound breeds across four days of competition (7–10 March 2024). Hundreds of dogs head to the NEC for their chance to earn the title of Crufts Best In Show.

    Not only is Crufts home to a wide range of competition – there are five rings running simultaneously each day – but there are displays running in the main arena, too, so there is plenty to watch. If you’re lucky enough to attend in person, you’ll find hundreds of trade stands selling everything from the longest-lasting dog chews to the best pet GPS trackers.

    How to watch Crufts 2024 online free in the UK

    Rights to air Crufts in the UK belong to Channel 4. You’ll be able to tune into the coverage at the times listed below. There will also be coverage of the competitions in the main arena on the Crufts YouTube channel. If you experience problems viewing, then using this VPN to access the full Crufts live stream on YouTube may help.

    Thursday, 7 March – Utility and toy

    15.00–16.00 Channel 4
    18.30–19.30 More4
    19.30–21.00 Channel 4

    Friday, 10 March – Gundog

    15.00–16.00 Channel 4
    18.30–19.30 More4
    19.30–20.30 Channel 4

    Saturday, 11 March – Working and pastoral 

    15.30–18.00 Channel 4
    19.00–21.30 Channel 4

    Sunday 12, March – Terrier and hound, and Best In Show

    16.00–18.00 Channel 4
    19.00–21.00 Channel 4 – Crufts 2024: Best in Show live

    How to watch Crufts 2024 from outside the UK

    Those outside the UK will be able to watch every minute of Crufts main arena action on the Crufts YouTube channel across all four days of competition (7–12 March). Classes include obedience, agility and flyball. If you experience problems viewing, using a VPN in order to watch may help.

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    How to use a VPN

    Three simple steps to using a VPN to watch Crufts 2022.

    1. Download and install a VPN – we recommend ExpressVPN

    2. Connect to the relevant server location – launch the VPN app, click on “choose location” and select a location away from the UK

    3. Head to the chosen broadcaster’s live stream – in this case, head to YouTube

    NB: We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:

    1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)
    2. Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad

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