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‘Champions of the future’ take the stage at Crufts 2007

On Thursday, 8th March at Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, ten young pedigree dogs from across the country will be visiting the NEC in Birmingham to compete in the Grand Final of the Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant Winner of the Year Competition, one of the highest levels of achievements for young dogs.

The Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant is a special Kennel Club award, which is aimed at dogs from the dog show world between the ages of 6 and 18 months that have qualified for the Final by winning a series of first prizes at both Open and Championship Dog shows over the last year and a place in the semi-finals last November at Discover Dogs.

The overall winner will be presented with an award and trophy at Crufts and the story will feature exclusively in the flagship publication of the Kennel Club, the Kennel Gazette, which keeps subscribers up to date with all the latest developments within the canine world every month.
The proud finalists are as follows:

• Mytilene Midnight Cowboy JW, Lhasa Apso owned by Mrs T D Gillman from Essex

• Roandew Des Diddit JW and Roandew Daisy Dunnit JW, English Springer Spaniels owned by Mrs J C Palmer from East Sussex.

• Jolicoem Inspiration JW, German Shorthaired Pointer owned by Ms L Walker and Miss E & C Dawson from East Sussex

• Lasang Wahoo Sam JW, Tibetan Terrier owned by Mr R Andrews from Hampshire

•Allmark Georgio Armani JW, Old English Sheepdog owned by Mrs A E Allan and Mr R Harlow and Mrs C P Richards from Peterborough

• Rossgilde Thumper’s Web JW, Lhasa Apso owned by Mr R M Scholes from Cheshire

• Kantalar Sweet and Innocent JW, Great Dane owned by Miss H E Laidlaw from Oxford

• Acland Dark Daughter By Dalkereve JW, Dalmatian owned by Mr S and Mrs K Harrison-Stratford from Northamptonshire

lGillaber Kincorth JW, Bearded Collie owned by Mr G and Mrs C Stead from North Yorkshire
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary said: ‘We would like to congratulate the finalists on their wins and for getting into the Grand Final of the Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant Winner of the Year competition. This is a rewarding competition for both owners and pedigree dogs, which gives them a great sense of achievement within the dog world. The competition allows them to demonstrate the beauty of the particular breed and the importance of training and responsible pet ownership. We would like to wish them all the very best in the competition.’

The Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant competition is just one of the fascinating activities taking place at Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show from the 8th – 11th March, for further information, please visit www.crufts.org.uk. To find out how you can subscribe to the Kennel Gazette, an essential guide to what’s happening in the world of dogs today, produced by the Kennel Club, please visit http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/373.