7-10 March 2024, The NEC Birmingham

Vulnerable breeds competition

The competition is open to all vulnerable British and Irish breeds competing at the following championship shows:

  • Hound Association
  • National Working and Pastoral Breeds society
  • National Gundog Association
  • United Kingdom Toy Dog society
  • National Terrier Club

Dogs of breeds that are on The Kennel Club’s Vulnerable British and Irish breeds list which win Best of Breed at the above shows will be invited to compete in the grand final at Crufts 2023. In cases where the Best of Breed winner is unable to compete in the final, the Best Opposite Sex winner will be invited.

The Crufts vulnerable breed competition judge for 2024 is Mr G. Robertson.

Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds

  • Bearded Collie
  • Bloodhound
  • Bull Terrier (Miniature)
  • Collie (Smooth)
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Deerhound
  • English Setter
  • English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan)
  • Foxhound
  • Fox Terrier (Smooth)
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Gordon Setter
  • Greyhound
  • Harrier
  • Irish Red & White Setter
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • Lakeland Terrier
  • Lancashire Heeler
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Mastiff
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Otterhound
  • Retriever (Curly Coated)
  • Sealyham Terrier
  • Skye Terrier
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Spaniel (Clumber)
  • Spaniel (Field)
  • Spaniel (Irish Water)
  • Spaniel (Sussex)
  • Spaniel (Welsh Springer)
  • Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)