Update about exhibitors from Russia at Crufts 2022

The Kennel Club as organiser of Crufts condemns the invasion of Ukraine by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.


In the light of rapidly evolving circumstances, it is with a heavy heart we have taken the decision not to allow exhibitors from Russia to compete at Crufts 2022. This is as testament to our sadness and concern about this situation, which we recognise is driven by the leaders of the country and not the people.

Our hearts and thoughts are with everyone within our community, and those beyond, who are affected by this violation of human rights. Our friends in Ukraine, and their dogs, are fearing for their lives and we will do all that we can to support them wherever possible.