Junior Warrant Competition - Qualifying Heats


This annual competition began in 1998, and is specifically for Junior Warrant winners to compete against each other for the coveted title of 'The Kennel Club Junior Warrant Winner of the Year' award.

The Kennel Club Junior Warrant Winner of the Year Competition

All dogs who gain their Junior Warrant between 1st July 2015 and 30th June 2016 are eligible for the competition. Due to the high number of entries that this competition attracts there will be a series of qualifying heats across the country held by General Canine Societies. From these heats up to 5 dogs will progress through to the Semi Final to be held at Discover Dogs in London in October 2016.

Out of the 64 dogs that make it to the Semi Final 10 will be chosen to go on to compete at the Grand Final held in the Main Arena at Crufts 2017.

The heats are being held by the following Societies and Clubs





Contact Number

North West

17 July 2016

Tonge and District Canine Society

Mrs J Thornton

01204 411247

North East

13 August 2016

Sedgefield and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society

Mrs A Scott

01287 201041

North East

31 July 2016

York Canine Association

Mrs L C Jameson 01904 765297

North East

14 August 2016 

Scunthorpe Canine Association

Mrs A Mappin

01724 764096


29 August 2016 

Leicester City Canine Society

Mrs M S Ward

01530 243551


17 July 2016 

Alfreton and District Canine Society

Mrs S J Walker 


South East and East Anglia

28 August 2016 

Horley and District Show Society

Mrs C Towler

01322 351961

South East and East Anglia

17 July 2016 

Kingston Canine Society

Mrs P L Mills

01279 493734

South and South West

29 August 2016 

West Country Dog Club

Mrs B Jones

01179 081930


10 August 2016 

Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society

Mr P Pask

01656 863162

South and South West

17 August 2016 

Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show

Mrs J Walmsley

01963 364434

More Information

Dogs may be entered in more than one heat. However, once qualified, exhibitors will be required to withdraw the qualified dog from any subsequent Junior Warrant qualifying heats. The organising society will be responsible for selecting the judge, who will have previously awarded Challenge Certificates in at least one breed.

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.

If you have any questions please call the Services Team on 01296 318540 ext. 226

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