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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
COMPETING WITH DOCKED OR CROPPED DOGS IN THE UK
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).
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.