This annual competition began in 1998, and is specifically for Junior Warrant winners to compete against each other for the coveted title of 'The Kennel Club Junior Warrant Winner of the Year' award.
Each year, there is a series of qualifying heats at Open Shows held by General Canine Societies around the country, during June, July and August.
At each heat, three dogs and one reserve are selected by the judge and 64 dogs from the heats are then invited to the Semi Finals at Discover Dogs at ExCeL London. At Discover Dogs the dogs are exhibited in the main ring in two groups simultaneously and from this, the judges select the ten finalists to go on and compete at the Grand Final which is held at Crufts, the following March.
Junior Warrant Final - Mrs S M Marshall
The ten finalists competing at Crufts 2020 are:
All dogs who gain their Junior Warrant between 1st June 2019 and 31st May 2020 are eligible for the competition. Due to the high number of entries that this competition attracts there will be a series of qualifying heats across the country held by General Canine Societies. From these heats up to 3 dogs will progress through to the Semi Final to be held at Discover Dogs in London in October 2019.
Out of the 64 dogs that make it to the Semi Final 10 will be chosen to go on to compete at the Grand Final held in the Main Arena at Crufts 2021.
|Society & Date||Secretary & Contact Number|
|Sunderland & District Canine Society, 14 June 2020||Mrs M Morrison & 0191 523 5202|
|Chesterfield & Pinxton Kennel Association, 14 June 2020||Mrs C A Biggs & 01246 451 526|
|Cheshire Agricultural Society, 16 June 2020||Mr A Moss & 01704 893 128|
|Bon Accord Kennel Association, 4 July 2020||Ms K Parkinson & 07398 715 033|
|East of England Agrictural Society, 8 July 2020||Mrs P Dufty & 01775 840 295|
|Durham County Canine Association, 12 July 2020||Mrs C Reid & 01207 571 972|
|Bakewell Agricultural & Horticultural Society, 18-19 July 2020||Mr P J Clayton & 01623 406 362|
|Norfolk & Norwich Canine Society, 19 July 2020||Miss J Cutler & 07771 743 138|
|Alfreton & District Canine Society, 19 July 2020||Mrs S Forman & 07754 918 089|
|Kingston Canine Society, 19 July 2020||Mrs P L Mills & 07956 061 970|
|York Canine Association, 18 July 2020||Mr M Thornton & 07919 050 636|
|Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society, 12 August 2020||Mr P Pask & 01656 863 162|
|Sedgefield & District Agricultural & Horticultural Society, 8 August 2020||Mrs A Scott & 01287 201 041|
|Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show Society, 19 August 2020||Mrs J Walmsley & 01963 364 434|
|Horley & District Show Society, 20 August 2020||Mrs S A Tadd & 01243 513 961|
|Scunthorpe Canine Association, 31 August 2020||Mrs A Mappin & 01724 764 096|
|Leicester City Canine Society, 31 August 2020||Mrs M S Ward & 01530 243 551|
|West Country Dog Club, 31 August 2020||Mrs B F Jones & 01179 081 930|