The 11th Eukanuba World Challenge, will return to Crufts in 2019 for the second time. The competition will see up to 60 of the world's top champion dogs competing for the title of Eukanuba World Challenge Champion.
Pre-judging and main ring judging of the Eukanuba World Challenge final is scheduled for Thursday, 7th March 2019. Competitors qualify either by being their national kennel club's representative or by winning Best in Show at a major dog show such as Crufts, the FCI World Dog Show or the FCI Section Shows.
In addition and for the first time ever, 24 countries (who previously qualified via semi-final rounds) will also be invited to take part in the final. These countries are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Turkey and the Ukraine.Find out more about Eukanuba here
The Junior Warrant Competition is an annual competition where Junior Warrant winners compete for the coveted title ‘Junior Warrant Winner of the Year’ award. 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.
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Originally launched on January 15th 2009, the prestigious Breeders' Competition, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance, makes a return at Crufts 2019. The competition gives breeders the opportunity to showcase their skill and knowledge as a breeder.
Each year a number of qualifying heats take place at General and Group Championship shows. Teams compete to gain points by being placed between 1st - 4th. The top 40 teams will qualify for the final at Crufts 2019, of which two positions will be for the Breeders Competition winners from the European and World Dog Shows.Read more about the competition
The Vulnerable Breeds competition was launched in 2015. Each year the competition returns to the Best in Show ring to raise awareness of vulnerable British and Irish breeds. The competition recognises those people who are dedicated to the survival and prosperity of these breeds. To qualify for this competition, competitiors must win a Best of Breed at one of the designated Group Championship shows.
Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds 2018:
Bloodhound, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Clumber Spaniels, Curly Coated Retrievers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, Deerhounds, English Setters, English Toy Terriers (Black and Tan), Field Spaniels, Glen of Imaal Terriers, Gordon Setters, Irish Red & White Setters, Irish Terriers, Irish Water Spaniels, Kerry Blue Terriers, King Charles Spaniels, Lakeland Terriers, Lancashire Heelers, Manchester Terriers, Mastiffs, Miniature Bull Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Otterhounds, Sealyham Terriers, Skye Terriers, Smooth Collies, Smooth Fox Terriers, Sussex Spaniels.