15 - 18 July 2021, The NEC Birmingham

Qualification for Crufts 2020

Please be aware that due to COVID 19 restrictions breeds numbers will be capped so entry will be on a first come, first served basis.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS A DOG MUST HAVE FOR ENTRY AT CRUFTS 2021.

 

a. Entry in breed classes at Crufts 2021, where challenge certificates are offered.

A dog is eligible for entry in breed classes where Challenge Certificates are offered if it has qualified in any of the following ways under the Rules and Regulations of the Kennel Club.

  1. If it is a Champion, Show Champion, Field Trial Champion, Working Trial Champion, Obedience Champion or Agility Champion under the Rules of the Kennel Club.
  2. If it is entered in the Kennel Club Stud Book, or qualifies for entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book by 25 January 2021.
  3. If it is entered in the Kennel Club Stud Book, or qualifies for entry in the Kennel Club Stud Book by 25 January 2021 through Field Trials or Working Trials.
  4. If it has won any of the following prizes in a breed class (as defined in Kennel Club Regulations for the Definitions of Classes at Championship Shows) at a championship show, including Crufts, where Challenge Certificates were offered for the breed between 21 January 2019 and 25 January 2021.

    i. First or Second in Minor Puppy Class
    ii. First or Second in Puppy Class
    iii. First or Second in Junior Class
    iv. First or Second in Yearling Class
    v. First or Second in Post Graduate Class
    vi. First or Second in Limit Class
    vii. First or Second in Open Class
    viii. First or Second in Veteran Class
  5.  If it has won a First Prize in any breed class at Crufts 2020.  (NB This is in addition to those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under a. (4) above).
  6. If a Beagle, has won a First Prize at a Hound Show between 21 January 2019 and 25 January 2021 held under the Rules and Regulations of the Masters of Harriers and Beagles Association.
  7. If it has been placed 1st – 4th in each Group and 1st – 4th in each Puppy Group at a Premier Open Show held on the Group system between 21 January 2019 and 25th January 2021.
  8. If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a General or Group Open Show between 21 January 2019 and 25 January 2021.
b. Additional entry into breed classes at Crufts 2021 where challenge certificates are offered.

If it has won any of the following prizes at General and Group Championship Shows, scheduled between 21 January 2019 and 25 January 2021, in non-CC classes for breeds normally allocated Challenge Certificates (provided there are more than three breed classes or more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds).

i. Best of Breed
ii. Best Puppy in Breed
iii. First or Second in Minor Puppy Class
iv. First or Second in Puppy Class
v. First or Second in Junior Class
vi. First or Second in Post Graduate Class
vii. First or Second in Limit Class
viii. First or Second in Open Class

c. Entry in breed classes at Crufts 2021 where challenge certificates are not offered.

A dog is eligible for entry in breed classes where Challenge Certificates are not offered if it has qualified in any of the following ways under the Rules and Regulations of the Kennel Club.

  1. If it has been declared Best of Sex or Reserve Best of Sex of a breed or gained any of the following Prizes in Breed or Variety Classes at a Championship Show, including Crufts between 21 January 2019 and 25 January 2021.

    i. First or Second in Minor Puppy Class
    ii. First or Second in Puppy Class
    iii. First or Second in Junior Class
    iv. First or Second in Post Graduate Class
    v. First or Second in Limit Class
    vi. First or Second in Open Class
    vii. First or Second in Veteran Class
    (See note 2.)
  2. If it has won a First Prize in any breed class at Crufts 2020. (NB This is in addition to those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under c. (1) above).
  3. If it has been placed 1st – 4th in each Group and 1st – 4th in each Puppy Group at a Premier Open Show held on the Group system between 21 January 2019 and 25 January 2021.
  4. If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a General or Group Open Show held between 21 January 2019 and 25 January 2021.
  5. If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a General or Group Open Show held between 21 January 2019 and 25 January 2021.
  6. In the case of Hungarian Pumis, which have breed classes at the show for the first time, they will qualify as per clause d. below.
d. Entry into AV Imported Register classes at Crufts 2021.

A dog is eligible if it has been awarded Best of Sex or Reserve Best of Sex or gained any of the following prizes in the Imported Register classes at a General or Group Championship Show held between 21 January 2019 and 25 January 2021.

i. First or Second in Puppy class
ii. First or Second in Junior class
iii. First or Second in Post Graduate class
iv. First or Second in Open class

e. Entry in field trial classes at Crufts 2021.

A dog is eligible for entry in Field Trial classes for its breed if it has at any time won an award, a Diploma of Merit or a Certificate of Merit in actual competition at a Field Trial held under Kennel Club or Irish Kennel Club Regulations.

f. Entry in special working gundog classes at Crufts 2021.

A dog is eligible for entry in Special Working Gundog classes for its breed if it has at any time been awarded a Working Gundog certificate, a Kennel Club Show Gundog Working Certificate or won an award, Diploma of Merit or Certificate of Merit in competition at a Field Trial held under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club.

g. Entry in special working trial classes at Crufts 2021.

With the exception of Bloodhounds, a dog is eligible for entry in Working Trial classes for its breed if it has gained a qualification not lower than UD Excellent under Kennel Club Working Trial Regulations.  A Bloodhound is eligible for entry in Working Trial classes if it has won a prize at a Working Trial for Bloodhounds held under Kennel Club Working Trial Regulations.

Overseas qualifications

The following qualifications refer to Kennel Club fully recognised breeds only.  Please note that if qualifying shows were subsequently held in 2020, these awards will also qualify for Crufts 2021.

  1.  Any champion from a country with which the Kennel Club has a reciprocal agreement qualifies automatically if it is domiciled in the UK and is on the Kennel Club Breed Register.
  2. Any FCI International Beauty Champion and the two Show Champion titles CIB for 'non-working breeds' and CIE for 'working breeds’.
  3. Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and the Best Bitch at nominated shows in overseas countries who held qualifying shows for Crufts 2020.
  4. Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at the World Dog Show 2019. Winners of Junior Dog, Junior Bitch, Veteran Dog, Veteran Bitch plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at the European Dog Show in 2019.  This applies to dogs resident in countries covered by the UK PET TRAVEL SCHEME.
  5. USA – Winners of Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Awards of Excellence at the AKC Invitational, December 2019 and in addition, Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Grand Champion Select Dog and Bitch, Awards of Merit Winners (if offered) and Best Bred by Exhibitor (if offered), at one National Breed Speciality show per breed chosen by the parent breed club and agreed by the AKC.
  6. CANADA - The top five dogs from each breed according to the Top Show Dog point system, as well as the Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Select Dog, Select Bitch and Award of Merit Winners at the National Specialties agreed by the Canadian Kennel Club.
  7. AUSTRALIA – One show has been nominated for 2019 in each of the eight states. Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and the Best Bitch to qualify at each show.
  8. JAPAN – Winners of Best Dog of each breed (BOB Dog) and Best Bitch of each breed (BOB Bitch), as well as Best Puppy Dog of each breed (BPOB Dog) and Best Puppy Bitch of each breed (BPOB Bitch) at the FCI Japan International Show 2019, Tokyo, which is the JKC Annual Show.
  9. NEW ZEALAND – Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and Best Bitch to qualify from the NZKC National Show.
  10. GUERNSEY – All Group Winners, Best Puppy in Show, Reserve Best Puppy in Show, Best Veteran in Show plus Best Junior in Show from the Spring, Autumn and Winter Open Shows in 2019
  11. JERSEY – All Group Winners, All Puppy Group Winners, All Junior Group Winners plus Best Veteran in Show from three nominated Championship Shows in 2019.
  12. BERMUDA - All Group Winners, Best Puppy in Show plus Best Veteran in Show from the annual All Breed International Championship Shows in November 2019.
  13. HONG KONG – Winners of CAC Dog and CAC Bitch for all Kennel Club recognised breeds from the 255th & 258th All Breed Championship Dog Show, on 30 June 2019.
  14. SOUTH AFRICA – All Challenge Certificate (CC’s) and Best of Breed (BOB) winners at the KUSA National Show 2019.
  15. IRELAND – Winners of Best Junior Dog, Best Junior Bitch, Best Dog and Best Bitch in each Kennel Club recognised breed from the IKC Celtic Winners International Show 16 March 2019 and the Irish Kennel Club International (CACIB) Show 6 October 2019.
Notes on qualifications
  1. A breed class is a class confined to one breed.
  2. Awards as above qualify a dog for entry at Crufts 2021 only if the class in which the award was gained was not made ‘Special’ in any way, i.e. by age, colour, height, weight, coat, to members of a society, to breeders etc. Wins in sweepstake classes do not qualify, nor do wins in any classes other than those stated above.
  3. Junior and Veteran Champion titles are not recognised by the Kennel Club
  4. No entries will be accepted ‘Not for Competition’.
  5. For a full list of overseas qualifying shows please go to crufts.org.uk.
  6. Entry numbers are capped for Crufts 2021, so therefore once a breed has reached its maximum number, entries will close even it is before the official closing date.
  7. Online entries only will be accepted.
Competing in the UK

COMPETING WITH DOCKED OR CROPPED DOGS IN THE UK

  • Docked Dogs

Dogs which were docked before 6 April 2007

If your dog was docked either in the UK or in a foreign country before 6 April 2007 then it may compete at Crufts.

Dogs which were docked on or after 6 April 2007

If your dog was docked on or after 6 April 2007 it is not, under the law, permitted to be shown at Crufts (where the public are admitted on payment of a fee).

  • Cropping

No dog with cropped ears is eligible to compete at any Kennel Club licensed event.

UK PET TRAVEL SCHEME – Bringing dogs into the UK

Crufts exhibitors must ensure that their dogs fully comply with the entry rules for bringing dogs into the UK. In the case of dogs being brought from some countries, this will involve a process which can take a number of months to complete prior to travel to the UK and Crufts.

For further details please see www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

ONLINE ENTRY ONLY
ENTRIES CLOSE ON MONDAY, 31 MAY 2021
However it should be noted that breed numbers are capped this year so they will be closed when the maximum number is reached.