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Championship status - new breeds 2006/7

The Kennel Club General Committee has agreed to allocate Championship Status, with effect from 2007, to the following breeds at the following shows:

BASSET FAUVE DE BRETAGNE Full set of Challenge Certificates: Crufts, Birmingham Dog Show Society, Scottish Kennel Club (May), Welsh Kennel Club, Hound Association, Basset Fauve de Bretagne Club. Single Challenge Certificate: Bath Canine Society Midland Counties Canine Society.

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER Full set of Challenge Certificates: Crufts, Birmingham Dog Show Society, Scottish Kennel Club (May), Welsh Kennel Club, National Terrier Club, Glen of Imaal Terrier Association. Single Challenge Certificate: South Wales Kennel Association, Darlington Dog Show Society.

PORTUGUESE WATER DOG Full set of Challenge Certificates: Crufts, Birmingham Dog Show Society, Scottish Kennel Club (May), Welsh Kennel Club, National Working & Pastoral Breeds Dog Society, Portuguese Water Dog Club of Great Britain Single Challenge Certificate: Leeds City & District Canine Association, Richmond Dog Show Society

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG Full set of Challenge Certificates: Crufts, Birmingham Dog Show Society, Scottish Kennel Club (May), Welsh Kennel Club, National Working & Pastoral Breeds Dog Society, Australian Cattle Dog Society of Great Britain. Single Challenge Certificate: Three Counties Agricultural Society, Blackpool & District Canine Society.

Next year BSD Malinois, Basset Grand Vendeen (Grand), Alaskan Malamute and Australian Shepherd Dogs gain championship status.

The Kennel Club has yet to decide which breeds will gain championship status in 2008.