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CRUFTS 2010 QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY OF DOGS
1. A DOG UNDER 8 CALENDAR MONTHS OF AGE ON THE 11 MARCH 2010 IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY AT THIS SHOW UNLESS IT HAS QUALIFIED FOR ENTRY IN THE KENNEL CLUB STUD BOOK. N.B. A Puppy so qualified which is between 6 and 8 months of age is not eligible for entry in Special Puppy or Special Junior.
2. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS A DOG MUST HAVE FOR ENTRY AT CRUFTS 2010.
a. ENTRY IN BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2010, 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 8 January 2010.
(3) If it is entered in the Kennel Club Stud Book, or qualifies for entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book by 8 January 2010 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 5 January 2009 and 8 January 2010.
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 (For Breeds in Stud Book Band E only – see list below)
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
STUD BOOK BAND E
Hound Group – Whippet
Gundog Group – Irish Setter, Retriever (Flat Coated), Retriever (Golden), Retriever (Labrador), Spaniel (Cocker)
Terrier Group – Border Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Utility Group –
Pastoral Group – Bearded Collie, Border Collie, Shetland Sheepdog
Working Group – Boxer, Dobermann, Great Dane, Rottweiler
Toy Group – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Papillon
(5) If it has won a first prize in any breed class at Crufts 2009. (NB This is in addition to those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under 2 a (4) above)
(6) If a Beagle, has won a First Prize at a Hound Show between 5
January 2009 and 8 January 2010 held under the Rules and Regulations of the Masters of Harriers and Beagles Association.
(7) Premier Open Show
For dogs that have been declared Best of Breed provided there were more than three breed classes (more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds) scheduled for the breed between 5 January 2009 and 8 January 2010.
(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 5 January 2009 and 8 January 2010.
b. ENTRY IN BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2010 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 5 January 2009 and 8 January 2010.
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 2009. (NB This is in addition to those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under 2 b (1) above)
(3) Premier Open Show
For dogs that have been declared Best of Breed 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 5 January 2009 and 8 January 2010.
c. ENTRY IN FIELD TRIAL CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2010.
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.
d. ENTRY IN SPECIAL WORKING GUNDOG CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2010.
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
e. ENTRY IN SPECIAL WORKING TRIAL CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2010.
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.
f. OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CRUFTS 2010.
A dog is eligible for entry if it has won a Kennel Club Obedience Certificate at a Show held between 5 January 2009 and 8 January 2010.
g. AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CRUFTS 2010.
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 5 January 2009 and 8 January 2010.
h. QUALIFIED DOGS TOO YOUNG TO COMPETE IN 2009.
A dog which gained a qualifying award prior to the 5 January 2009 but was under 8 months of age on the 5 March 2009 and, therefore, ineligible for competition at Crufts 2009, is eligible for Crufts 2010 without further qualification.
i. 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.
(3) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and the Best Bitch at specified Shows in each of the European countries entitled to take part in the UK PETS TRAVEL SCHEME. One show only nominated by the Kennel Club in the country concerned – except in the case of Ireland (see below).
(4) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at FCI World Winners Show 2009. Winners of Junior Dog, Junior Bitch, Veteran Dog, Veteran Bitch plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at European Winners Show in 2009. This applies to dogs resident in countries entitled to take part in the UK PETS TRAVEL SCHEME.
(5) USA – Winners of Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Awards of Merit and Best Bred by Exhibitor in the classes at the AKC Invitational, December 2009. Additionally, Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, 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, published in Dogs in Canada July issue.
Additionally, Best of Breed, Best of Opposite and Award of Merit Winners at the National Specialities agreed by the Canadian Kennel Club.
(7) AUSTRALIA – One Show has been nominated for 2009 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
Location Name of Show
Australian Capital Territory (DOGS ACT) Canberra Royal Championship Dog Show
Western Australia (DOGS WEST) Advance Western Classic
Queensland (CCCQ) Brisbane Royal Show
Northern Territory (DOGS NT) Royal Darwin Show
New South Wales (DOGS NSW) Spring Fair Dog Show (Sunday only)
South Australia (DOGS SA) Advance Autumn International Championship Show (Sunday only)
Tasmania (TCA) Royal Hobart Show
Victoria (DOGS VICTORIA) Melbourne Royal Show
(8) JAPAN - Winners of Best King and Best Queen also Best Junior King and Best Junior Queen at FCI Asian International Championship Show 2009, Tokyo.
(9) NEW ZEALAND – Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and Best Bitch to qualify from the NZKC ProPlan National Show.
(10) IRELAND – Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch plus Best Adult Dog and Best Adult Bitch from the seven Irish Kennel Club Group Championship Shows.
NOTES ON QUALIFICATIONS
1. A Breed Class is a class confined to one breed.
2. Awards as above qualify a dog for entry at Crufts 2010 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. An exception is made only in the case of Prize Winners in Special Puppy, Special Junior and Veteran at Crufts 2009. Wins in sweepstake classes do not qualify nor do wins in any classes other than those stated above.
3. Only dogs of 8 calendar months of age or over on 11 March 2010 will be eligible for entry at Crufts 2010 unless a Kennel Club Stud Book qualification has been obtained.
4. In any class scheduled at Crufts 2010 for which an age limit appears in the definition the age is calculated to the 11 March 2010.
5. No entries will be accepted ‘Not for Competition’.
COMPETING WITH DOCKED OR CROPPED DOGS IN THE UK
· Docked Dogs
Dogs which were docked before 6th April 2007 (28th March for shows held in Wales).
If your dog was docked either in the UK or in a foreign country before 6th April 2007 (28th March for shows in Wales) then it may compete at all Kennel Club licensed events.
Dogs which were docked on or after 6th April 2007 (28th March for shows held in Wales).
If your dog was docked on or after 6th April 2007 (28th March for shows held in Wales and irrespective of where it was docked) it will not, under the law, be permitted to be shown at any show in England or Wales where the public are admitted on payment of a fee.
However, if your dog was legally docked either in the UK or in another country on or after 28th March/6th April 2007, you will be permitted to compete with it at:
a) all shows held in Scotland
b) all shows held in Northern Ireland
c) those shows held in England and Wales where the public do not pay to be admitted.
Shows where the public are admitted on payment of a fee
All shows which charge the public for admission must state this on the show schedule and entry form - but you should check carefully whether or not your dog is eligible before entering.
· Cropping
No dog with cropped ears is eligible to compete at any Kennel Club licensed event.

ENTRIES CLOSE ON FRIDAY, 8 JANUARY 2010
(P.O. POSTMARKED)
ON-LINE ENTRIES CLOSE ON FRIDAY, 15
JANUARY 2010

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