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:
- Junior Dog
- Junior Bitch
- Best Dog
- Best Bitch
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
|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||Rijeka||15th February 2014|
|Czech Republic||International Dog Show||Brno||22nd February 2014|
|Russia||Russia - 2014||Moscow||8th - 9th March 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|
|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||21st 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|
|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|
|Poland||International Dog Show||Poznan||18th October 2014|
|Poland||Duo - CACIB Show||Poznan||19th October 2014|
|Czech Republic||International Dog Show||Praha||1st November 2014|
|Malta||The Maltese National Canine Federation Annual Championship Show||Cottonera Sports Complex||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|
|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|
N.B. Dogs with cropped ears are NOT eligible to compete at any Kennel Club licensed event.
EXHIBITION OF DOGS
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:
- when being judged
- when being prepared for exhibition and/or being exercised
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 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:
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.
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.