The Junior Warrant Competition is an annual competition where Junior Warrant winners compete for the coveted title ‘Junior Warrant Winner of the Year’ award.
The Junior Warrant is an award for pedigree dogs from the ages of 6 to 18 months which have won a series of first prizes at both open and championship shows. Achieving a Junior Warrant is one of the highest levels of success for young pedigree dogs.
Each year, a series of qualifying heats are held by General Canine Societies around the country scheduling Open Shows during August and September. At each heat, five dogs and a reserve are selected by the judge and 64 dogs from the heats are then invited to the Semi Finals at Discover Dogs. Ten finalists are then selected to then compete at the Final which is held at Crufts. The overall winner is presented with an award and trophy at Crufts.
The ten finalists competing at Crufts 2019 were:
English Toy Terrier, Witchstone Tommy Hawk at Richpin JW, owned by Messrs R Forsythe & C Milkins. Bred by Messrs N Gourley & A Leonard.
Pomeranian, Kamis Tin Tin at Altina JW, owned by Mrs T Berrington. Bred by Mrs E Severina.
Basset Hound, Nelgus Thyme Bomb JW, owned and bred by Mrs C Allchorne.
Australian Shepherd, Allmark The Sequel JW, owned by Mrs A Allen & Mr A Winfrow. Bred by Mrs A & Mr N Allen & Mr R Harlow.
Pointer, Pytchley Chasing The Dream for Hookwood JW, owned by Mrs S Welch & Miss C Hazeltine. Bred by Mrs U Henson.
Italian Greyhound, Newill Good As Gold JW, owned and bred by Mr D Willcock.
Cocker Spaniel, Kerriglow Honesty JW, owned and bred by Miss L Davies.
Bearded Collie, Debbeacol Rhythm Is A Dancer JW, owned and bred by Mrs D Weightman.
English Setter, Hawklawn Khamsin at Balvenie JW, owned by Mr P Schoneville & Mrs A Derry. Bred by Mr J & Mrs S Williamson.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Macdreams Trent from Cashel Vale JW, owned by Mrs Y Titovets & Mr S Eremin. Bred by Mrs H Van Der Hamsvoord.