Competitors may enter more than one dog in a heat.
Competitors may qualify more than one dog for the final.
The first placed previously unqualified dog from each heat in both heelwork to music and Freestyle will be invited to compete in the Crufts finals, i.e. in the event that the first and second placed dogs have already qualified for the Crufts final at a previous heat, the third placed dog from that heat will be invited to compete in the Crufts final.
If a qualified dog does not wish to accept their place they will write to the Crufts heelwork to music competition manager within 7 days from receipt of their confirmation letter. In this event the place will be offered to the next unqualified dog and handler team from the show results where the dog qualified. The original qualified dog may continue to enter the advanced class at shows where qualifying heats are taking place but will not be offered a further qualifier should the situation arise again for the remainder of the qualifying year. The qualifying year for this competition is March to November (inclusive).
Once a dog has qualified for the Crufts final, further heats may be entered for competitions although any placings in these further heats will not affect the dog’s eligibility for the Crufts finals.