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Crufts Best in Show 2020: What time is Best in Show announced? How to watch

Every year thousands of dogs descend on Birmingham’s NEC to prove they are the canine crème de la crème at Crufts. The dogs have been put through their paces this year and the coveted Best in Show award will soon be awarded to one lucky pup.



Crufts began in 1891, making this year the 129th consecutive year of the ‘World’s Greatest Dog Show’.

Crufts 2020 started on Thursday, March 5 and has run for four days.

This year 26,000 pooches were expected to take part in the show, with a whopping 3,171 of them making the trip overseas for the event.

However, only one can earn their rightful place as Crufts’ 83rd Best in Show winner.

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Crufts Best in Show 2020: What time is Best in Show announced? How to watch (Image: GETTY)

Crufts Best in Show 2020: Thousands of dogs took part in Crufts this year (Image: GETTY)

What time is Best in Show announced?

The Crufts Best in Show winner will be announced today (Sunday, March 8).

But before a winner can be announced, Crufts are running a jam-packed schedule for Sunday afternoon.

From 4.15pm there will be the Agility Championship Final and the Southern Golden Retriever Display Team will take to the floor.

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Crufts Best in Show 2020: Tease the Whippet won Crufts 2018 (Image: GETTY)

The final Group Judging for the Terrier and Hound Breeds respectively will then take place.

After this, working dog breeds will be honoured with a presentation of the Police Dog Team Operational and Humanitarian Action of the Year Award.

The stage will then be set for the Best in Show presentation, and the winner will be announced towards the end of the programme.

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The programme is scheduled to end at 9pm.


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How can you watch Crufts 2020?

This year Channel 4 has been covering Crufts, and it has been hosted by presenter Clare Balding.

You can watch Crufts on TV, or stream the coverage online via All4.

On Sunday, Channel 4 will be screening Crufts from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.

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The last installment of Crufts 2020 will air from 7pm until 9pm.

The official Crufts YouTube channel will also be streaming the Best in Show awards as it happens.

For more Crufts coverage, Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffat will be hosting Crufts Extra on the YouTube channel until the show ends on Sunday night.

And if you’re looking for more pawsome dog content, the Crufts YouTube channel is collating hours of all the best bits from Crufts 2020.

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