Crufts 2021 cancelled due to safety fears and covid uncertainty

Maisie the Wire-haired Dachshund winner of Best in Show 2020 at the Birmingham National with her owner Kim McCalmont. Credit: PA Images

The world's biggest dog show Crufts has been cancelled for 2021.

The event was due to take place at the NEC in Solihull in July, after already being pushed back from March as a result of coronavirus restrictions.

The Kennel Club said the event could not take place over safety fears and uncertainty around coronavirus.

It's the first the show has been cancelled since 1954.

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In a statement, The Kennel Club said:

Organisers hope to bring Crufts back on 10-13 March 2022.

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