Doggone: the World’s Largest Dog Show

Rent serviced apartments in Birmingham and you’re within easy distance of the NEC – the National Exhibition Centre. Famous for its trade shows and public exhibitions, it is also the home of the world’s biggest dog show – Crufts. Whether you’re a dog lover, exhibitor or just plain curious, we at Serviced City Pads can’t imagine any better reason to book Birmingham serviced apartments than to view this yearly event.

March 2010 marks the 109th Crufts dog Show. Originally housed at London’s Kensington Olympia, Crufts switched venues in 1991, its centenary year. It has remained at the NEC ever since, and with so much accommodation in Birmingham so nearby, its no wonder that this event is so popular.  A magnet for tradespersons, exhibitors and the public alike, Crufts has faced controversy in the past, owing to some of the extreme breeding practices that used to be in practice by exhibitors. The modern approach is markedly different, with the emphasis on healthy, happy dogs and the role dogs play in society.

This year, DFS will be celebrating the relationships that exist between dogs and their owners. The most popular judging event is the Best of Show award, but the show-ring hosts a number of “doggy” events besides the winning classes. Popular attractions include rescue service demonstrations, the World Agility Championships and the Friends for Life competition, which features tales of bravery and friendship in adversity.

Crufts is amazingly good value for such a big event, and you can stretch the budget even further by ignoring the NEC chain hotels, and renting luxury serviced apartments in Birmingham from us at Serviced City Pads instead. Not only are they better value, they are far more central to Birmingham’s other attractions.