Is there a Crufts equivalent for cats?The Supreme Cat Show is organised every year, but the show is much less understated than its canine equivalent.Unlike Crufts, which is organised by The Kennel Club, The Supreme Cat Show is organised by the world’s oldest cat registry, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy.
The show is not televised, and is not subjected to the same public fanfare, but is equally as prestigious for cat breeders as Crufts is for dog breeders.
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The Supreme Cat show is only open to cats which have won an open class in other feline championships, so the competition amongst contenders is fierce.
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When is Crufts 2020?
Crufts 2020 will run from Thursday, March 5 until Sunday, March 8 this year.
Thursday saw the performances and judging of utility and toy breeds.
On Friday, gundogs will be tested, and on Saturday working and pastoral breeds will take to the floor.
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On Saturday, hound and terrier breeds will be competing, before the stage is set for the ultimate award of Best in Show.
This year 20,000 dogs will be competing with the hope of getting their paws on the prestigious prize.Planet Waves Forever Young Daydream Believers, a papillon, took centre stage last year as Crufts Best in Show 2019.
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How can I watch Crufts 2020?Crufts will be televised on Channel 4 over the next few days, and will be hosted by Clare Balding.
You will also be able to watch more pawsome content on More4 and on the official Crufts YouTube channel.If you can’t catch Crufts on TV, you can catch-up or livestream the event on All4.
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