Preview – Crufts 2017

Marie Burns from County Durham with West Highland White Terrier, Ch Burneze Geordie Girl

The annual dog show returns to our screens as Channel 4 and More4 present four days of coverage from the NEC in Birmingham.

Clare Balding, Natasha Baker, Kate Beavan, Nim Patel and Iwan Thomas are among the presenters this year, of a show that in recent years has had its fair share of controversy due to the way the health of certain breeds of dog was being compromised by the Kennel Club.

You can expect the return of certain challenges such as the “flyball” as well as some dogs with rather incompressible names. Last year’s winner (pictured above) was called Ch Burneze Geordie Girl, although mercifully she is also called Devon for short.

Crufts is on Channel 4 at 16.00 and 20.00, and on More4 at 18.30.