On behalf of The Kennel Club, welcome to the world’s greatest dog show. Crufts celebrates all that is great about man’s best friend. With all the fantastic displays and the Discover Dogs area at the show, there will be some 27,000 dogs enjoying their special day at Crufts over the four days.
Key points to remember to minimise stress and avoid injury and unnecessary suffering
The welfare of animals in transport is covered by EU Regulation 1/2005, implemented in England by The Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006 (WATEO 2006) and parallel legislation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Under Articles 4 and 5(1)(a) of WATEO 2006, there is a general duty of care provision protecting animals from being transported in a way which causes or is likely to cause them injury or unnecessary suffering.
EU Regulation 1/2005 and certain provisions of WATEO 2006 relate to the transport of animals in connection with an economic activity. If these provisions apply to you, there may be additional requirements when transporting your dog. Further guidance can be found at - www.gov.uk/government/publications/welfare-of-animals-during-transport
Where APHA Inspectors identify transport conditions that are not compliant with Article 4 or Article 5(1)(a) of WATEO 2006 they will take or direct action to be taken
In order to show your dog in the UK (and at Crufts), your dog must be already registered with The Kennel Club or you must have obtained an authority to compete (ATC) number from The Kennel Club.
You must have also qualified at one of the qualifying shows. Further information will be available shortly.
Note: Dogs with cropped ears are not eligible to compete at any Kennel Club licensed event.