Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant Competition

On Thursday 8th March, ten young dogs will be heading to the NEC, Birmingham to compete at Crufts 2009 in one of the highest levels of achievements for young pedigree dogs.

The Grand Final of the Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant Winner of the Year Competition is aimed at dogs from the dog show world from the ages of 6 to 18 months.

For the chance to win this special Kennel Club award, dogs need to have achieved the title of Junior Warrant winner by collecting points awarded for first prizes at both Open and Championship Dog shows over the previous year. The finalists then won through from semi-finals held last November at the Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs event in London.

The overall winner for 2009 will be presented with an award and trophy and will be featured in the flagship publication of the Kennel Club, the Kennel Gazette, which keeps readers up to date with all the latest developments within the world of dogs every month.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club spokesperson, said, “All the competitors in the Junior Warrant Winner of the Year have done extremely well over the past year to qualify for the grand final. The gold standard for young dogs is set at this competition, and we wish everyone well.”

The Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant competition is just one of the fascinating activities taking place at Crufts, which is celebrating happy, healthy dogs from 5th - 8th March 2009 at the NEC, Birmingham. For further information, please visit To find out how you can subscribe to the Kennel Gazette, an essential guide to what’s happening in the world of dogs, produced by the Kennel Club, please visit the Kennel Gazette page.