The aim of the Pets as Therapy Stakes Classes is to encourage support and subscription of the Pets As Therapy Charity and to draw attention to the high standards of excellence achieved by dogs in general.
The Kennel Club registered owner(s) of all dogs competing must have a valid Pets As Therapy subscription(s), either a registered visiting or supporter subscription. The winners of the qualifying round on each day will compete for the title Pets As Therapy Show dog of the Year at the final. The winner will receive £200, a trophy and rosette. The runner up will receive £100, a trophy and rosette.
Please note there will not be a final at Crufts 2022 due to no heats taking place throughout 2021. Heats for Crufts 2023 will be announced early in 2022.
Pets As Therapy Stakes classes are open ONLY to those who have a valid Pets As Therapy subscription. The handler should show the valid subscription card (or cards) when the dog is registered in multiple name(s) to the ring steward on entering the ring.