Changes to Qualifications for Crufts 2013

With entries for Crufts 2012 now closed, the Kennel Club has already turned its attention to next year’s show. At its January meeting, the Kennel Club General Committee approved the following additions to the qualification criteria for Crufts 2013:

  1. For General and Group Championship Shows, Best of Breed and Best Puppy in Breed in non-CC classes for breeds normally allocated CCs qualify for Crufts, provided there are more than three breed classes or more than five for Stud Book Band E breeds.
  2. AV Imported Breed Register Classes

A dog is eligible for entry in Any Variety Imported Breed Register classes if it has qualified in any of the following ways under the Rules and Regulations of the Kennel Club:

Best of Sex or Reserve Best of Sex or gained the following prizes in the Imported Breed Register Classes at a General or Group Championship Show in 2012:

a.                  First, Second or Third in Puppy Classes
b.                  First, Second or Third in Junior Class
c.                  First, Second or third in Post Graduate Class
d.                  First, Second or Third in Open Class

The full qualifications for Crufts 2013 will be published in due course.

18th January 2012

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