Crufts: Hero Dog Awards

The Kennel Club Hero Dog Award takes place at Crufts each year. It celebrates the unique relationship people have with their dogs, the important role man’s best friend plays throughout our lives and the support they give us in the face of adversity.

Five finalists, across the following categories, have been announced for the 2024 award:

  • Extraordinary life of a working dog – For those who have shown extraordinary qualities working in the army, police force, RAF, airport, search and rescue etc.
  • Hero support dog – Celebrating all support and assistance dogs, from medical detection dogs or hearing dogs, to therapy dogs or pets who provide emotional support
  • Best friends – Celebrating a canine companion who has seen its owner through the hardest times, as well as the happiest
  • Child’s champion – Recognising a dog that has supported and had a positive impact on a child’s life (16 years and under)
  • Rescue dog hero – for a rescue dog who has overcome adversity and gone on to irrevocably improve the life of their owner/s.

Sunset Vine contacted us in the New Year as they wanted to film over at Hove beach, filming two owners and their dog walking and playing along the seafront. We got some great feedback from Junior Production Manager Charlotte Birch about how she found working with us: “Absolutely brilliant. The team were friendly and responsive. Hove beach was a beautiful location and just what we needed.” Thank you Charlotte!

Crufts 2024 will take place from 7th – 10th March at the NEC Birmingham – we can’t wait to see the results of the public vote!

Channel 4 and More 4 will be broadcasting the action over the show’s four days; the details of times and channels are as follows:


1500-1600 – Channel 4

1830-1930 – More4

1930-2100 – Channel 4


1500-1600 – Channel 4

1830-1930 – More4

1930-2030 – Channel 4


1530-1800 – Channel 4

1900-2130 – Channel 4


1600-1800 – Channel 4

1900-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts 2024: Best in Show live.

Alternatively you can check out their Facebook page for show highlights during the event and don’t forget you can stream all the action in the main arena on their Youtube channel!