Crufts is billed to be the largest Dog Show in the world. It is held, annually, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, and attracts international exhibitors and visitors. It was founded in 1891 by Charles Cruft. After his death in 1938, his widow, Emma, took over running the show until 1948, when she gave control of Crufts to the British Kennel Club.
Havanese first competed in breed classes at Crufts in 2001.