Awards FAQs

Heidi Hudson / The Kennel Club ©
 

We hope these FAQ's will help resolve some of the most common queries that are asked on the following topics:

Studbook Numbers

Q. How does my dog get a Studbook number?

A. A Stud Book number is achieved when either a dog wins a Stud Book qualifying award at a Championship show or a dog obtains a Junior Warrant. It also qualifies a dog for Crufts for life.

Stud Book numbers can also be achieved at Field Trials. To find out the qualifying awards you will need to check which Stud Book Band your dog is in.

Q. I do not know what Stud Book Band my dog is in?

A. You can view or download and print the Stud Book Bands, or contact the Awards Department via email or telephone.  Please note the Stud Book bands may change and therefore it is advisable to enquire if your breed has changed bands in January.

Q.  Can my dog qualify for a Stud Book number at a show where CCs are not on offer for my breed?

A.  No.  It is important to note that to qualify for a Stud Book number through a class award, CCs must be on offer for your particular breed at the show.

Q. If my dog wins a class that qualifies me for a Studbook number what do I do?

A. If your dog wins a qualifying class, then a Studbook Certificate is automatically generated after we have put the awards on, so you do not need to do anything but wait for your certificate to arrive in the post.

Q. How long will it take for my Stud Book Certificate to come through?

A. It can take anything from between 2 - 6 weeks from the date of the show depending on the time of year and the volume of catalogues and awards we are processing.

Champion

Q. How is a dog made into a Champion?

A. A dog is awarded the title Champion if it has won 3 Challenge Certificates at championship shows where CCs were on offer, under 3 different judges and one of the Challenge Certificates was awarded when the dog was more then 12 months of age.  You will automatically be sent a Champion certificate, and this can take between 2 - 6 weeks from the date of the show.

Q. Do I have to send anything to the Kennel Club to prove my dog is a Champion to get my certificate?

A. Once a dog has been made into a Champion you do not need to do anything. The certificate will be sent to you automatically between 2-6 weeks after the date of the show.

Q. Can I use the title of Champion when applying for shows before I receive my certificate from the Kennel Club?

A. Yes, providing you are 100% sure that the dog has definitely obtained Champion status.

Sending Awards Certificates

Q. How long will it take for my Challenge Certificate to come through?

A. It can take anything from between 2 - 6 weeks from the date of the show depending on the time of year and the volume of catalogues and awards we are processing.

Q. Do I receive a certificate if my dog wins a Reserve Challenge Certificate?

A. Sorry - no.  We only issue Challenge Certificates, Stud Book numbers, Champion certificates and Breeders Diplomas.

Q. Can I have a list of my dogs awards sent to me?

A. Yes you can.  However, at the moment we only computerise the Stud Book qualifying awards so therefore we can only send you a list of awards providing your dog has a Stud Book number.  If you would like a list of your dog's awards then please send a cheque for £5.00 (as of January 2010) to the Awards Department giving your dog's registered name and number.

Q. My dog has won a Challenge Certificate and is in joint ownership. Can both owners get copies of the certificates?

A. Yes. If you contact the Awards Department they will be able to send a duplicate certificate. This also applies for Stud Book Number certificates.

Q. Can I get a duplicate copy of my dog's Challenge Certificate?

A. Duplicate copies of Challenge Certificates are available by sending a cheque for £5.00 to the Awards Department giving your dog's registered name and number and the details of the show. This also applies to certificates for Stud Book Number certificates.

Q. Can I obtain a list of CC winners and RCC winners in a particular breed?

A. Yes you can.  Please contact the Awards Department for this and we will send it out free of charge.

Foreign Titles

Q. How do I add a foreign title to my dog's record?

A. To add a foreign title you need to send photocopies of the certificates to the Awards Department who will add the title to your dog's record and then confirm the addition in writing.  Please note that we will only recognise Irish Champion titles and foreign titles from the dog's home country, providing the Kennel Club has a reciprocal agreement. 

Q. Does the Kennel Club recognise FCI International Champion titles?

A. No. This title is not recognised by the Kennel Club.

Q. My dog is now a Champion in a few different countries. Can I still use these titles when applying for shows?

A. Even though the Kennel Club does not add foreign champion titles to a dog's records, you can still use the title on your entry form when applying for shows.

If you have any further questions regarding Awards please contact the Awards Department on 01296 318540 ext 269 or email: awards@thekennelclub.org.uk.

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