Special Competitions

Agility Finals

At Crufts in the main arena, you can find the best and most spectacular displays of Agility taking place. All four days are jam packed with nail biting competitions. With the following competitions taking place across the four days; Kennel Club Agility Championships, Kennel Club 'British Open', Kennel Club Festival Novice Agility, Kennel Club Team Agility, Kennel Club Singles Agility, Kennel Club International Agility, Kennel Club Large Novice ABC Agility, Kennel Club Medium ABC Agility.

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Angie Allan at Crufts. Photo by The Kennel Club, BeatMedia

Breeders’ Competition

Angie Allan whose team comprised Champion Allmark The Sequel JW ShCM handled by Angie, Champion Allmark Forty Second Street at Wilduc JW ShCM handled by Dave Wilson, Champion Allmark Licensed To Thrill handled by Pete Simmons and Champion Allmark Vanity Fayre JW ShCM handled by Robyn Arnall, won the ultimate breeder’s title with their team of Australian Shepherds in front of a packed Resorts World Arena at the NEC, Birmingham on Friday 8thMarch. The team beat 32 other breeders to win the competition.

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Eukanuba World Challenge

The 11th Eukanuba World Challenge returned to Crufts in 2019 for the second time. The competition saw up to 60 of the world's top champion dogs competing for the title of Eukanuba World Challenge Champion.

The winner was Plant Waves Forever Young Daydream Believers from Belgium. For more information on this event click below.

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Eukanuba Champion Stakes Finals

The prestigious Champion stakes final returns to the Crufts Best in Show ring. Over 20 dogs will compete to be crowned EUKANUBA Champion Stakes winner. Champions have qualified by winning heats at General Group Championship shows in 2018 and Manchester 2019.

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Eukanuba Puppy of the Year

The longest standing Stakes competition returns to the Crufts Best in Show ring once again. Once again sponsored by Eukanuba, the competition will see 20 puppies competing to win the title EUKANUBA Pup of the Year. Puppies have qualified by winning an overall heat at a General Group Championship show in 2018 and Manchester 2019.

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Flyball

Every year Crufts - the world's largest dog show - highlights the fun, speed and excitement of a major flyball competition as sixteen teams strive to become Crufts Flyball champions in front of a massive, noisy and enthralled audience in the NEC Arena.

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Heelwork to Music

One of the highlights of a Heelwork to Music (HTM) competitor's career is the opportunity to compete in front of an audience of thousands at Crufts.

Each year Crufts hosts the finals of both Heelwork to Music and Freestyle competitions. All 'Advanced' level dogs and handlers can qualify for Crufts by entering one or more of a series of qualifying events held throughout the year.

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Junior Warrant Competition

Spike, an English Toy Terrier owned by Richard Forsythe and Clive Milkins from Brighton, won the Junior Warrant Winner of the Year competition final at Crufts 2019 yesterday (Thursday 7th March), handled by Richard. Click below to find out more about this competition.

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Obedience

Obedience competitions take place throughout the four days of Crufts, and are held in the ring dedicated to Obedience located in Hall 5 of the NEC, holding over 1,000 spectators and often filled to capacity. There are three different competitions that take place over the course of the event:

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Rally

Rally is the very latest dog activity to be recognised by the Kennel Club.  It's fun and no matter what level you and your dog may be at it's easy to get involved and start training and competing.

Rally involves you and your dog working as a team to navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform; think of it as a sort of 'obedience exercise obstacle course' including simple exercises.

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Vulnerable Breeds Competition

Barney [Ch Brakemill Barnum ShCM], a 7-year-old Skye Terrier owned by Jane Curtis from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, won the grand final of the Kennel Club Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds competition at Crufts on Thursday 7th March 2019. To find out more about the competition, click below.

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KCAI Trainer of the Year

The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Scheme (KCAI Scheme) recognises and promotes dog training instructors, who have undertaken to abide by the scheme’s code of practice which has the welfare, care and needs of the dog at heart. The KCAI Trainer of the Year award recognises the outstanding talents of dog training instructors, who are members of the KCAI Scheme.

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