Crufts 'overseas' qualification for 2002
DOGS has had several enquiries regarding the overseas qualification rules for
Crufts show in 2002.
The following statement was issued by the Kennel Club last week in answer to our question.
In order to facilitate the attendance of overseas exhibitors at Crufts, the Kennel Club proposes to nominate specific awards at particular shows in each of the European countries entitled to take part in the UK PETS Travel Scheme, as qualification for Crufts 2002.
It is suggested that the qualifying dogs will be the winners of the Junior Dog and Junior Bitch classes, plus the winners of the Dog CACIB and Bitch CACIB.
Thus a possible four dogs of each breed would gain qualification for Crufts in the following year, in each breed at each nominated show. This will apply to any breed which is recognised by The Kennel Club. Breeds on the Imported Breeds Register are NOT entitled to enter.
Crufts Dog Show would provide award cards for each of these winners (to be presented by the organisers of each nominated show) and a copy of the card would be sent in with the entry for Crufts to verify the qualification.
It is for each country to nominate one major show as the representative show for that country. Qualification for Crufts is not limited to Nationals of the particular country therefore a dog not qualifying at its own National show could endeavour to qualify at the show nominated in another country.
New breeds with classes at Crufts for the first time in 2002 are:- Bolognese, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Canadian Eskimo Dogs, Greenland Dogs.
Next year, for the first time, Leonbergers will qualify for CCs.