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Don’t make a BUBA - last chance to be a good citizen for Crufts 2005

The Kennel Club will be testing for the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Award at the British Utility Breeds Association Championship Show (BUBA) on Saturday 4th December 2004, at Bingley Hall, Stafford.

BUBA will be the last championship show of 2004 to hold Bronze Award testing. In order to enter the GCDS class at Crufts 2005, exhibits must have already qualified in their breed and hold a GCDS Bronze Award Certificate.

Testing will be available to all exhibitors attending the show from 10.00am – 3.30pm each day. The Good Citizen ring will be situated in the main show. Exhibitors will need to bring with them a suitable collar and lead with attached identification tag and most importantly a poop scoop.

The Good Citizen Dog Scheme was established in 1992 to promote canine awareness through responsible dog ownership. The Scheme is now promoted through over 1400 dog training organisations in the UK and over 75,000 dogs have graduated through the initial Bronze Award level.

The Good Citizen Dog Scheme class was introduced at Crufts 2004, for all exhibits who had qualified for the show and had also gained their Bronze Award. For each sex in each breed a GCDS class will be scheduled at Crufts 2005. Providing the exhibit is unbeaten, winners of this class can challenge for the CC. 2004 generated 835 entries in all breeds in this class.

A donation of £1.00 per dog will be required for each participant, which will be donated to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

A description of the Scheme can be obtained from the ringside at the show or from the Kennel Good Citizen Dog Scheme office on telephone number 0207-518 1011 or e-mail ‘gcds@the-kennel-club.org.uk’

So come enjoy the show and become a Good Citizen too.

Watch out for more Good Citizen testing at other championship shows in 2005!