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Qualification for Crufts 2018

CRUFTS 2018 QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY OF DOGS

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS A DOG MUST HAVE FOR ENTRY AT CRUFTS 2018.

a. ENTRY IN BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2018, WHERE CHALLENGE CERTIFICATES ARE OFFERED.

A dog is eligible for entry in breed classes where Challenge Certificates are offered if it has qualified in any of the following ways under the Rules and Regulations of the Kennel Club.

(1) If it is a champion, show champion, field trial champion, working trial champion, obedience champion or agility champion under the Rules of the Kennel Club.

(2) If it is entered in the Kennel Club Stud Book, or qualifies for entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book by 22nd January 2018.

(3) If it is entered in the Kennel Club Stud Book, or qualifies for entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book by 22nd January 2018 through field trials or working trials.

(4) If it has won any of the following prizes in a breed class (as defined in Kennel Club Regulations for the Definitions of Classes at Championship Shows) at a championship show, including Crufts, where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed between 23rd January 2017 and 22nd January 2018.

i. First, Second or Third in Minor Puppy class
ii. First, Second or Third in Puppy class
iii. First, Second or Third in Junior class
iv. First, Second or Third in Yearling class
v. First, Second or Third in Post Graduate class
vi. First, Second or Third in Limit class
vii. First, Second or Third in Open class
viii. First, Second or Third in Veteran class

(5) If it has won a first prize in any breed class at Crufts 2017.  (NB This is in addition to those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under a. (4) above).

(6) If a Beagle, has won a First Prize at a Hound Show between 23rd January 2017 and 22nd January 2018 held under the Rules and Regulations of the Masters of Harriers and Beagles Association.   

(7) If it has been declared Best of Breed at a premier open show, provided there were more than three breed classes (more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds) scheduled for the breed between 23rd January 2017 and 22nd January 2018.

(8) If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a general or group open show between 23rd January 2017 and 22nd January 2018.

b. ADDITIONAL ENTRY INTO BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2018 WHERE CHALLENGE CERTIFICATES ARE OFFERED.

If it has won any of the following prizes at general and group championship shows, scheduled between 23rd January 2017 and 22nd January 2018, in non-CC classes for breeds normally allocated Challenge Certificates (provided there are more than three breed classes or more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds).

i. Best of Breed
ii. Best Puppy in Breed
iii. First, Second or Third in Minor Puppy Class
iv. First, Second or Third in Puppy Class
v. First, Second or Third in Junior Class
vi. First, Second or Third in Post Graduate Class
vii. First, Second or Third in Limit Class
viii. First, Second or Third in Open Class

c. ENTRY IN BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2018 WHERE CHALLENGE CERTIFICATES ARE NOT OFFERED.

A dog is eligible for entry in breed classes where Challenge Certificates are not offered if it has qualified in any of the following ways under the Rules and Regulations of the Kennel Club.

(1) If it has been declared Best of Sex or Reserve Best of Sex of a breed or gained any of the following prizes in breed or variety classes at a championship show, including Crufts between 23rd January 2017 and 22nd January 2018.

i. First, Second or Third in Minor Puppy class
ii. First, Second or Third in Puppy class
iii. First, Second or Third in Junior class
iv. First, Second or Third in Post Graduate class
v. First, Second or Third in Limit class
vi. First, Second or Third in Open class
vii. First, Second or Third in Veteran class

(See note 2.)

(2) If it has won a first prize in any breed class at Crufts 2017.  (NB This is in addition to those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under c. (1) above).

(3) If it has been declared Best of Breed at a premier open show provided there were more than three breed classes (more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds) scheduled for the breed.

(4) If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a general or group open show held between 23rd January 2017 and 22nd January 2018.

d. ENTRY INTO AV IMPORTED REGISTER CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2018.

A dog is eligible if it has been awardedBest of Sex or Reserve Best of Sex or gained any of the following prizes in the Imported Register classes at a general or group championship show held between 23rd January 2017 and 22nd January 2018.                                                                               

i. First, Second or Third in Puppy class
ii. First, Second or Third in Junior class
iii. First, Second or Third in Post Graduate class
iv. First, Second or Third in Open class

e. ENTRY IN FIELD TRIAL CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2018.

A dog is eligible for entry in field trial classes for its breed if it has at any time won an award, a Diploma of Merit or a Certificate of Merit in actual competition at a field trial held under Kennel Club or Irish Kennel Club Regulations.

f. ENTRY IN SPECIAL WORKING GUNDOG CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2018.

A dog is eligible for entry in Special Working Gundog classes for its breed if it has at any time been awarded a Working Gundog certificate, a Kennel Club Show Gundog Working Certificate or won an award, Diploma of Merit or Certificate of Merit in competition at a field trial held under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club.


g. ENTRY IN SPECIAL WORKING TRIAL CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2018.

With the exception of Bloodhounds, a dog is eligible for entry in Working Trial classes for its breed if it has gained a qualification not lower than UD Excellent under Kennel Club Working Trial Regulations.  A Bloodhound is eligible for entry in Working Trial classes if it has won a prize at a working trial for Bloodhounds held under Kennel Club Working Trial Regulations.

h. OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CRUFTS 2018.

A dog is eligible for entry if it has won a Kennel Club Obedience Certificate at a Show held between 23rd January 2017 and 22nd January 2018.

i. AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CRUFTS 2018.

A dog is eligible for entry if it has won a Kennel Club Agility Certificate (large, medium and small Dogs) at a show held between 23rd January 2017 and 22nd January 2018.

 

j. OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS.

The following qualifications refer to Kennel Club fully recognised breeds only.

(1) Any champion from a country with which the Kennel Club has a reciprocal agreement qualifies automatically if it is domiciled in the UK and is on the Kennel Club Breed Register.

(2)  Any FCI International Beauty Champion and the two show champion titles CIB for 'non-working breeds' and CIE for 'working breeds’.

(3) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and the Best Bitch at specified shows in European countries covered by the UK PET TRAVEL SCHEME.

(4) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at FCI World Winners Show 2017. Winners of Junior Dog, Junior Bitch, Veteran Dog, Veteran Bitch plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at European Winners Show in 2017.  This applies to dogs resident in countries covered by the UK PET TRAVEL SCHEME.

(5) USA – Winners of Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Awards of Excellence at the AKC Invitational, December 2017.  Additionally, Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Grand Champion Select Dog and Bitch, Awards of Merit Winners (if offered) and Best Bred by Exhibitor (if offered), at one National Breed Speciality show per breed chosen by the parent breed club and agreed by the AKC.

(6) CANADA – The top five dogs from each group according to the Dogs in Canada Top Show Dog point system, as well as the Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Select Dog, Select Bitch and Award of Merit Winners at the National Specialties agreed by the Canadian Kennel Club. Additionally All Group Placement Winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th in each group) at the Renaissance Dog Association held on Saturday 15th April 2017 are eligible

(7) AUSTRALIA – One show has been nominated for 2017 in each of the eight states. Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and the Best Bitch to qualify at each show.

(8) JAPAN – Winners of Best Dog of each breed (BOB Dog) and Best Bitch of each breed (BOB Bitch), as well as Best Puppy Dog of each breed (BPOB Dog) and Best Puppy Bitch of each breed (BPOB Bitch) at the FCI Japan International Show 2017, Tokyo, which is the JKC Annual Show.

(9) NEW ZEALAND – Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and Best Bitch to qualify from the NZKC National Show.

(10) GUERNSEY – All Group Winners, Best Puppy in Show, Reserve Best Puppy in Show, Best Veteran in Show plus Best Junior in Show from the Spring, Autumn and Winter Open Shows in 2017.

(11) JERSEY – All Group Winners, All Puppy Group Winners, All Junior Group Winners plus Best Veteran in Show from three nominated Championship Shows in 2017.

(12) BERMUDA - All Group Winners, Best Puppy in Show plus Best Veteran in Show from the annual All Breed International Championship Shows in October 2017.

(13) HONG KONG – Winners of CAC Dog and CAC Bitch for all Kennel Club recognised breeds from the 2017 International Championship Show, Hong Kong.

 

NOTES ON QUALIFICATIONS

  1. A breed class is a class confined to one breed.
  1. Awards as above qualify a dog for entry at Crufts 2018 only if the class in which the award was gained was not made ‘Special’ in any way, i.e. by age, colour, height, weight, coat, to members of a society, to breeders etc.  Wins in sweepstake classes do not qualify, nor do wins in any classes other than those stated above.
  1. In any class scheduled at Crufts 2018 for which an age limit appears in the definition the age is calculated to 8th March 2018.
  1. No entries will be accepted ‘Not for Competition’.
  1. Dogs qualifying after 8th January 2018 can only be entered online.
  1. For a full list of overseas qualifying shows please go to www.crufts.org.uk.

 

COMPETING IN THE UK

COMPETING WITH DOCKED OR CROPPED DOGS IN THE UK

Dogs which were docked before 6th April 2007

If your dog was docked either in the UK or in a foreign country before 6th April 2007 then it may compete at Crufts.

Dogs which were docked on or after 6th April 2007

If your dog was docked on or after 6th April 2007 it is not, under the law, permitted to be shown at Crufts (where the public are admitted on payment of a fee).

No dog with cropped ears is eligible to compete at any Kennel Club licensed event.

 

UK PET TRAVEL SCHEME – Bringing dogs into the UK

Crufts exhibitors must ensure that their dogs fully comply with the entry rules for bringing dogs into the UK. In the case of dogs being brought from some countries, this will involve a process which can take a number of months to complete prior to travel to the UK and Crufts.

For further details please see www.defra.gov.uk/pets

ENTRIES CLOSE ON MONDAY, 8th JAN 2018

(P.O. POSTMARKED)

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE ON MONDAY, 22nd JAN 2018

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