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Overseas Qualifying Shows

The Kennel Club has liaised with overseas Kennel Clubs and nominated specific awards at particular Shows in each of the overseas countries entitled to take part in the UK PETS Travel Scheme, as qualification for Crufts 2015.

The qualifying dogs will be the winners of the following classes:

Therefore, four dogs of each breed will qualify for Crufts 2015 at each nominated Show. This will apply to Kennel Club recognised breeds only

The Kennel Club for each country has been contacted to nominate up to two major shows as their representative Show. Qualification for Crufts is not limited to residents of the particular country therefore a dog not qualifying at its own National Show could endeavour to qualify at a Show in another country.

PLEASE NOTE:  Crufts exhibitors must ensure that their dogs fully comply with the requirements of the UK Pet Travel Scheme.  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.


Overseas Qualifying Shows in 2014 for Crufts 2015

Country Show Location Date
Sweden My Dog 2 Gothenburg 4 - 6th January 2014
Italy International Dog Show of Rho Rho 11 - 12th Janury 2014
Portugal 78th Norte International Dog Show (Porto Winner 2014) Porto 18th January 2014
Slovenia CACIB Ljubljana II 2014 Ljubljana 19th January 2014
Phillipines 75th FCI CACIB International All-Breed Championship Dog Show Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 25th January 2014
Croatia International Dog Show (IDS) Rijeka 15th February 2014
Czech Republic International Dog Show (IDS) Brno 22nd February 2014
Republic of Ireland St Patricks Celtic Winners Cloghran 15th March 2014
Russia Eurasia - 2014 Moscow 22nd - 23rd March 2014
Luxembourg Spring Show Luxembourg 29th - 30th March 2014
Hungary Show CACIB Szilvasvarad 20th April 2014
Czech Republic IDS Praha 3rd May 2014
Greece CACIB Show Athens 4th May 2014
Germany VDH - Europassieger Ausstellung Dortmund 9th - 11th May 2014
Denmark International CACIB Show Roskilde 11th May 2014
Switzerland CACIB Show St Gallen 11th May 2014
India SIKC Show Ooty, Tamilnadu 11th May 2014
Italy International Dog Show of Firenze Firenze 18th May 2014
San Marino 2014 International Dog Show San Marino 24th - 25th May 2014
Spain Spring International Dog Show Madrid 24th - 25th May 2014
Estonia Winner 2014 Show Tallinn 31st May - 1st June 2014
Belarus Summer of Belarus - 2014 Minsk 31st May 2014
Belarus MINSK - 2014 Minsk 1st June 2014
Slovakia International CACIB Show Nitra 1st June 2014
Latvia International CACIB Show Riga 7th June 2014
France Championship Show Angers 7th - 8th June 2014
Romania Euro Black Sea Cup – C.A.C.I.B. Constanta 21st June 2014
Denmark International CACIB Show Vejen 22nd June 2014
Bulgaria CACIB Show Varna Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort 26th June 2014
Portugal 121st Lisboa International Dog Show (Lisboa Winner 2014) Lisbon 11th July 2014
Bulgaria CACIB Show Varna Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort 18th July 2014
Finland FCI World Dog Show Helsinki 8th - 10th August 2014
Norway International Show Oslo 16th - 17th August 2014
Singapore SKC Championship Dog Show Singapore Expo 17th August 2014
Estonia Winner 2014 Show Tallinn 24th August 2014
Luxembourg Autumn Show Luxembourg 30th - 31st August 2014
Iceland CACIB Show Reykjavik 6th - 7th September 2014
Netherlands Show Benelux Winners Rotterdam 6th - 7th September 2014
Romania Dracula Dog Show Targu Mures 13th September 2014
Gibraltar Gibraltar International Dog Show Gibraltar 20th - 21st September 2014
Austria Bundessieger Ausstellung Tulln 27th - 28th September 2014
Moldova CACIB-FCI Dog Chisinau City 4th - 5th October 2014
Slovakia International CACIB Show Bratislava 5th October 2014
Greece CACIB Show Athens 12th October 2014
Germany Bundessieger-Ausstellung Dortmund 17th - 19th October 2014
Bermuda Four All Breed International Championship Dog Shows Somersfield Academy 18th - 19th October 2014
Poland International Dog Show Poznan 18th October 2014
Poland Duo - CACIB Show Poznan 19th October 2014
Malta The Maltese National Canine Federation Annual Championship Show Cottonera Sports Complex 8th - 9th November 2014
Russia Russia - 2014 Moscow 8th - 9th November 2014
Belgium CACIB Show Kortrijk 15th - 16th November 2014
Switzerland (CACIB) IHA-Geneva International Show Geneva 16th November 2014
Croatia International Dog Show Zagreb 22nd November 2014
Latvia International CACIB Show Riga 22nd & 23rd November 2014
China South China Winner Show Zhongshan 22nd & 23rd November 2014
Malta ALL BREED DOUBLE CAC /CACIB DOG SHOW Vittoriosa 29th November
Austria Doppel CACIB Wels 6th December 2014
Belgium CACIB Show Brussels 6th - 7th December 2014
San Marino 2014 San Marino International Dog Show San Marino 6th - 8th December 2014
Finland Finnish Winner Show Helsinki 7th December
Netherlands Show Amsterdam Winners Amsterdam 13th - 14th December 2014
Sweden Stockholm Hundmassa (Swedish Winner) Show Stockholm 13th - 14th December 2014


One Show has been nominated for 2013 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 (Friday & Saturday)
Queensland (DOGS QUEENSLAND) 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) DOGS SA Winter International Championship Show (Sunday only)
Tasmania (DOGS TASMANIA) Royal Hobart Show
Victoria (DOGS VICTORIA) Melbourne Royal Show

· Application for an ATC Number

· More information about ATC numbers

N.B. Dogs with cropped ears are NOT eligible to compete at any Kennel Club licensed event.


Class Eligibility

Kennel Club regulations for the preparation of dogs for exhibition in the UK (Regulations as published by the Kennel Club in the Year Book 2006/2007)

It is the exhibitors’ responsibility to make themselves aware of the Rules and Regulations that appear in the show schedule. In particular, they should be aware that:

No substance which alters the natural colour, texture or body of the coat may be present in the dog's coat for any purpose at any time during the show.

Any other substance (other than water) which may be used in the preparation of a dog for exhibition must not be allowed to remain in the coat or on any other part of the dog at the time of exhibition.

No act or operation which alters the natural conformation of a dog or any part thereof may be performed except:

a) Operations certified to the satisfaction of the General Committee of the Kennel Club

b) The removal of dew claws of any breed

c) The shortening of tails of customarily docked breeds but only up to an acceptable age limit which shall be prescribed from time to time

d) Operations to prevent breeding provided that such operations are notified to the Kennel Club before neutered dogs are shown.

Nor must anything be done calculated in the opinion of the General Committee to deceive:

The General Committee of the Kennel Club without previous notice, may order an examination of any dog or dogs at any show. Any examination thus ordered will be made by a person having executive authority who shall have a written directive from the Kennel Club in their possession. Samples may be taken for further examination and analysis.

An individual has the right to lodge an objection to a dog only if he/she is the owner or handler of a dog competing in the same breed or class. An objection may, however, be lodged by an official of the show or by
anyone so deputed by the Kennel Club.

Rules and regulations for the exhibition of dogs in the UK

A - 1) Dogs must be present on their benches at all times except:

2) Dogs may be removed from their benches by order of the Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Practitioner or Show Management

B - Preparation of exhibits should generally take place on benches or in the area provided by the Show Society.

C - Except when securely benched or caged, all dogs must be on a lead for the duration of the show (including in the exercising area), except when competing in the ring in an Obedience Class or Agility Test, or taking part in a demonstration.

D - Cages, grooming tables and trolleys are not allowed at the ringside.

E - Obstruction of the gangways/walkways is prohibited.

F- No dog shall be allowed in a judging ring other than actual exhibits in the class being judged.

G - Printed awards may not be displayed in the ring except when judging is taking place for Groups and Best in Show. Nothing may be carried, worn or displayed by a handler or a dog in the ring which is capable of indicating the identity of the exhibit, owner or company which might be sponsoring that handler or dog. Nor must anything be said or any action be taken which identifies the exhibit other than by exhibit number.

H - The attracting of the attention of exhibits by any method from outside the ring is prohibited.

I - Every exhibitor must ensure that whilst the dog is being exhibited, its handler shall display the correct ring number.

Class Definition

Class definitions are included in the show schedule and exhibitors should make themselves aware for which class their dog is eligible.

Champions from a country with which the Kennel Club has a reciprocal agreement are eligible to enter the following:

Open Class

AV Champion Class (Stakes)

Age restricted Class (Special Puppy, Special Junior and Yearling)

Junior Champions are not recognised by the Kennel Club and therefore, when entering please do not put ‘Ch’ before the dog’s name.

Overseas wins:

A five point Green Star or above is equivalent to winning a Challenge Certificate in the UK and should be counted as such.

A CACIB is equivalent to winning a Challenge Certificate in the UK and should be counted as such.

A CAC is equivalent to winning a Challenge Certificate in the UK and should be counted as such.

Any points won that count towards the title of Champion, under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club must be included when deciding class eligibility.

For example, under the American Kennel Club system, three point and five point major wins are equivalent to a Challenge Certificate.

Dogs in Vehicles

Appropriate action will be taken immediately in the event of dogs being left in vehicles and found to be in a distressed condition.