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CRUFTS 2003:
an update on the qualifications for entry



1. A DOG UNDER 9 CALENDAR MONTHS OF AGE ON THE 6 MARCH, 2003 IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY AT THIS SHOW UNLESS IT HAS QUALIFIED FOR ENTRY IN THE KENNEL CLUB STUD BOOK.
N.B. A Puppy so qualified which is between 6 and 9 months of age is not eligible for entry in Special Puppy, Special Junior or Special Yearling.

2. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS A DOG MUST HAVE FOR ENTRY AT CRUFTS 2003.

a. ENTRY IN BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2003, 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 or Obedience 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 3 January, 2003.
(3) If it is entered in the Kennel Club Stud Book, or qualifies for entry
in the Kennel Club Stud Book by 3 January, 2003 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 7 January, 2002 and 3 January, 2003.
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 Post Graduate Class
v. First, Second or Third in Limit Class
vi. First, Second or Third in Open Class
(See note 2.)
(5) If it has won a First Prize in any breed class at Crufts 2002. (Other than Puppy, Junior, Post Graduate, Limit and Open at Crufts 2002, which qualifies with 1st, 2nd and 3rd.)
(6) If it has been awarded a 5-point or higher Green Star at a Show held under the Rules and Regulations of the Irish Kennel Club.
(7) If a Beagle, has won a First Prize at a Hound Show between 7
January, 2002 and 3 January, 2003 held under the Rules and Regulations of the Masters of Harriers and Beagles Association.
(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 7 January, 2002 and 3 January, 2003.

b. ENTRY IN BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2003 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 7 January, 2002 and 3 January, 2003.
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 Post Graduate Class
v. First, Second or Third in Limit Class
vi. First, Second or Third in Open Class
(See note 2.)
(2) If it has won a First Prize in any breed class at Crufts 2002. (Other than Puppy, Junior, Post Graduate, Limit and Open at Crufts 2002 which qualifies in 1st, 2nd & 3rd.)
(3) If it has been awarded a 5-point or higher Green Star at a Show
Held under the Rules and Regulations of the Irish Kennel Club.
(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 7 January, 2002 and 3 January, 2003.

c. ENTRY IN FIELD TRIAL CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2003.
A dog is eligible for entry in Field Trial classes for its Breed if it has at any time won a Prize, 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.

d. ENTRY IN SPECIAL WORKING TRIAL CLASSES AT CRUFTS 2003.
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.

e. OBEDIENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CRUFTS 2003.
A dog is eligible for entry if it has won a Kennel Club Obedience Certificate at a Show held between 7 January, 2002 and 3 January, 2003.

f. AGILITY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT CRUFTS 2003.
A dog is eligible for entry if it has won a Kennel Club Agility Certificate (Standard or Mini) at a show held between 7 January, 2002 and 3 January 2003.

g. QUALIFIED DOGS TOO YOUNG TO COMPETE IN 2002.
A dog which gained a qualifying award prior to the 7 January, 2002 but was under 9 months of age on the 7 March, 2002 and, therefore, ineligible for competition at Crufts 2002, is eligible for Crufts 2003 without further qualification.

h. OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS.
(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 Champion with an Authority To Compete (ATC). Details from the Kennel Club.
(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 place in the UK PETS TRAVEL SCHEME. (Kennel Club fully recognised breeds only). One show only nominated by the Kennel Club in the country concerned and all dogs must have an ATC.

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 2003 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, Special Yearling and Special Veteran at Crufts 2002. Wins in sweepstake classes do not qualify nor do wins in any classes other than those stated above.
3. Only dogs of 9 calendar months of age or over on 6 March, 2003 will be eligible for entry at Crufts 2003 unless a Kennel Club Stud Book qualification has been obtained.
4. In any class scheduled at Crufts 2003 for which an age limit appears in the definition the age is calculated to the 6 March, 2003.
5. No entries will be accepted “Not for Competition”.

ENTRIES CLOSE ON FRIDAY, 3 JANUARY, 2003 (P.O. POSTMARKED)