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.
Barney [Ch Brakemill Barnum ShCM], a 7-year-old Skye Terrier owned by Jane Curtis from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, won the grand final at this year's Crufts!
The competition is open to all vulnerable British and Irish breeds competing at the following group championship shows:
Hound:The Hound Association
Gundog: National Gundog Association
Terrier: National Terrier Club
Working: National Working and Pastoral Breeds Society
Pastoral: National Working and Pastoral Breeds Society
Toy: United Kingdom Toy Dog Society
Dogs of breeds which are on the Kennel Club’s vulnerable British and Irish breeds list who win Best of Breed at the above shows can qualify for the competition and were invited to compete in the grand final at Crufts 2019.
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.