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.
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.
It is with great disappointment that The Kennel Club must announce that, due to the lack of opportunity to qualify, the Pets as Therapy Stakes will be unable to take place at Crufts 2021.