a. ENTRY IN BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2014, 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, 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 20 January 2014.
(3) 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 7 January 2013 and 20 January 2014.
i. First, Second or Third in Minor Puppy Class
ii. First, Second or Third in Puppy Class
iii. First, Second or Third in Junior Class
iv. First, Second or Third in Yearling Class
v. First, Second or Third in Post Graduate Class
vi. First, Second or Third in Limit Class
vii. First, Second or Third in Open Class
viii. First, Second or Third in Veteran Class
(4) If it has won a first prize in any breed class at Crufts 2013. (NB This is in addition to those dogs which have qualified in classes listed under 2 a (3) above)
(5) Premier Open Show
For dogs that have been declared Best of Breed provided there were more than three breed classes (more than five classes for Stud Book Band E breeds) scheduled for the breed between 7 January 2013 and 20 January 2014.
(6) If it has won Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show or Best Puppy in Show at a General or Group Open Show between 7 January 2013 and 20 January 2014.
(7) For General and Group Championship Shows, Best of Breed and Best Puppy in Breed in non-CC classes for breeds normally allocated Challenge Certificates qualify for Crufts (provided there are more than three breed classes) scheduled for the breed between 7th January 2013 and 20th January 2014.
b. QUALIFIED DOGS TOO YOUNG TO COMPETE IN 2013.
A dog which gained a qualifying award prior to the 7 January 2013 but was under 8 months of age on the 7 March 2012 and, therefore, ineligible for competition at Crufts 2013, is eligible for Crufts 2014 without further qualification.
c. OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS.
The following qualifications refer to Kennel Club fully recognised breeds only.
(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.
(3) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and the Best Bitch at specified Shows in each of the European countries entitled to take part in the UK PETS TRAVEL SCHEME.
(4) Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at FCI World Winners Show 2013. Winners of Junior Dog, Junior Bitch, Veteran Dog, Veteran Bitch plus CACIB Dog and CACIB Bitch at European Winners Show in 2013. This applies to dogs resident in countries entitled to take part in the UK PETS TRAVEL SCHEME.
(5) USA – Winners of Best of Breed, Best of Opposite, Awards of Excellence at the AKC Invitational, December 2013. Additionally, 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 group according to the Dogs in Canada Top Show Dog point system, published in Dogs in Canada July issue.
Additionally, Best of Breed, Best of Opposite and Award of Merit Winners at the National Specialities agreed by the Canadian Kennel Club.
(7) AUSTRALIA – One Show has been nominated for 2013 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 King and Best Queen, also Best Junior King and Best Junior Queen at FCI Asian International Championship Show 2013, Tokyo.
(9) NEW ZEALAND – Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the Best Dog and Best Bitch to qualify from the NZKC ProPlan National Show.
(10) IRELAND – Winners of Junior Dog and Junior Bitch plus Best Adult Dog and Best Adult Bitch from the seven Irish Kennel Club Group Championship Shows.
(11) GUERNSEY – All Group Winners, Best Puppy in Show, Reserve Best Puppy in Show plus Best Veteran in Show from the Spring, Autumn and Winter Open Shows 2013.
(12) JERSEY – All Group Winners, All Puppy Group Winners, All Junior Group Winners plus Best Veteran in Show from three nominated Championship Shows in 2013.
(13) BERMUDA – All Group Winners, Best Puppy in Show plus Best Veteran in Show from the annual All Breed International Championship Shows 2013 (Hamilton).
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 2014 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. An exception is made only in the case of Prize Winners in Special Puppy, Special Junior and Veteran at Crufts 2013. Wins in sweepstake classes do not qualify nor do wins in any classes other than those stated above.
3. Only dogs of 8 calendar months of age or over on 6 March 2014 will be eligible for entry at Crufts 2014 unless a Kennel Club Stud Book qualification has been obtained.
4. In any class scheduled at Crufts 2014 for which an age limit appears in the definition the age is calculated to the 6 March 2014.
5. No entries will be accepted ‘Not for Competition’.
6. Dogs qualifying after the 6th January 2014 can only be entered online