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The Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant Competition

FOLLOWING THE continued success of the Kennel Gazette Junior Warrant Competition, the Kennel Club is holding the competition again this year. The semi-finals will be held at Discover Dogs in November with the ten finalists being selected to compete at Crufts 2010.

Due to the high number of dogs achieving a Junior Warrant so far this year, a series of qualifying heats will again be held by General Canine Societies around the country scheduling Open Shows during August/September. These special events will be held after the close of the Open Shows.
Eligibility to compete in the qualifying heats is for all dogs that have qualified for a Junior Warrant within the period 1st August 2008 - 31st July 2009. It is accepted that some dogs will be over 18 calendar months of age should they qualify for the semi-finals.

Dogs may be entered in more than one qualifying heat. However, once qualified, exhibitors will be required to withdraw the qualified dog from any subsequent Junior Warrant qualifying heat(s). The refund of entry fees is at the discretion of the organising society.

The organising society will be responsible for selecting the judge, who will have previously awarded Challenge Certificates in at least one breed.

Five dogs and a reserve will be selected by the judge and the successful dogs from the heats will subsequently be invited to the semi-finals at Discover Dogs, which take place at Earls Court, London on Saturday 14th November 2009.

Eligible dogs do not need to be entered for the Open show in order to compete in the Junior Warrant Competition Qualifier, although entries must be made prior to the show’s closing date and be accompanied by the relevant entry fee.

The maximum number of dogs for the qualifying heat is 64. If it is likely that this number will be exceeded, acceptance of entries will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The qualifying heats for each region will be held at the following shows:

Scotland Lothian Canine Club - 12th Sept, Ms A. Currie 01968 672646

North West Burnley & DCS - 19th Sept, Mrs M. Stephens 01706 874384

North East Nidderdale Agricultural Society - 21st Sept, Mr P. Broadbent 0113 239 4510

Midlands Frecheville (Sheffield) & DCS - 20th Aug, Miss E. Newton 01246 240520

Rugeley & DCS - 5th Sept, Mr D. Gordon 01782 564087

Stafford & DCS - 26th Sept, Mr I. J. Sparham 01889 883378

Thame & Oxfordshire Agricultural Association - 17th Sept, Mrs A. Howes 01865 343435

South East & East Anglia Eastbourne & DCS - 20th Sept, Mrs C. Cleland 01323 833732

Hitchin & DCS - 26th Sept, Mrs C. Farebrother 01234 838117

Thetford & DCS - 16th Aug, Mrs S. Clark 01953 454246

South & South West Plymouth & DCS - 19th Sept, Ms D. Stansbury 01752 823106

Wales Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society - 19th Aug, Mr P. Pask 01656 863162

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