The following is a list of awards that are on offer for your
dog, dependent upon the type of activities and events that your dog
takes part in, whether it is a show, a trial or a competition.
Area of Activity
Title of Champion
Dogs can achieve the level of champion in each of the
activities; Agility, Bloodhound Trials, Breed, Field Trials,
Obedience and Working Trial. The requirements to become a Champion
are listed in the Reg. K.2 Kennel Club Year Book. Being a Champion
is the highest award a dog can gain and they are awarded to the
very best of healthy dogs, and a dog must always be Fit for
Function: Fit for Life.
In 1880 the Kennel Club's Committee introduced a system of
universal registration of the dog's name, which is continued to
this day. The Regulations for entries in the Stud Book (Reg.
K.1) detail the criteria required for each discipline. Note: a Stud
Book number is achieved when either a dog wins a Stud Book
qualifying award at a Championship Breed show or achieves a Junior
For more information on the history of the Stud Book please visit
the History of the Kennel Club page
The Stud Book Bands 2011 indicate which band the breeds fall
into, and how they are awarded a Stud Book number from Championship
shows with Challenge Certificates on offer for the breed concerned,
- Bloodhounds are in Band A, and will be issued a Stud Book
number if they are placed 1st place in an Open Class.
- Whippets are in Band E (this is because they have higher
entries at shows). They would be issued a Stud Book number if they
were placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in a Limit or an Open
Stud Book bands are subject to change, and should be checked for
any changes each January.
It should be noted that if your dog gains a Stud Book number this
will automatically be sent to you within 6-8 weeks from the date of
Also in Breed shows, a Stud Book number qualifies your dog for
A Stud Book number is gained when your dog either wins a first,
second, third or fourth placed award, a Diploma of Merit or a
Certificate of Merit at a Field Trials Stake held under Kennel Club
Field Trial Regulations.
Crufts Qualification 2013
It is surely every exhibitor's/competitor's dream to qualify
their dog for Crufts - the most famous dog show in the world. To be
able to exhibit/compete at Crufts your dog must qualify for entry
through one of the various routes as listed on the Crufts 2013
Qualification page. It is important to note that your dog will not
be issued with a Stud Book number if it qualifies via the Crufts
WTOA Events at Crufts
This is a quick reference guide for Working Trials, Obedience,
Agility, Heelwork to Music and Flyball. Please note there are
several activity events at Crufts for the Young Kennel Club
members, see the YKC website for further information.
If you have any further queries please contact Jack Burrow
or Sheila Fairlamb on 0844 463 3980 Ext 219 or 269.