Dog show awards FAQs

 

Junior Warrant

Q. How do I apply for my Junior Warrant?

A. The claim form can either be downloaded or if you can contact us by tel: 01296 318540 and we will send you a copy of the claim form. You must complete the claim form(s) and return it/them to the Awards Department at The Kennel Club, 1-5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB.

Q. I do not understand the Junior Warrant point system?

A. The point system is stated on the front page of the specific application form and the following information may be of help to you:

  • You must have 25 points in total.
  • 3 points are awarded from each championship show win.
  • 1 point is awarded for every Open Show win, or a Championship Show where CC's were not on offer for the breed.
  • You can only claim points if you are placed 1st in a Breed Class, such as Puppy, Graduate, Limit, Open etc.  Please note that Best Puppy, Any Variety and Any Variety Not Separately Classified classes do not count.
  • The dog must be between 6 and 18 months of age when claiming points.
  • A minimum of 3 points must be from Championship Shows
  • A minimum of 3 points must be from Open Shows
  • JW points cannot be claimed if there are less then 3 dogs present in the class.
  • You can claim one point for Best of Breed at an Open Show or three points for Best of Breed at a Championship show where Challenge Certificates were on offer for the breed, but only if you were not able to claim a point for a 1st prize in a breed class and only where there are three or more dogs present in the breed
  • You can claim points for 'Special' Breed Classes i.e. Special Beginners, Special Yearling provided these classes are listed under the breed classification and the relevant number of dogs are present
  • You can claim points for 'Stakes' classes at a Single Breed show provided the relevant number of dogs are present

Q. The new Junior Warrant regulation states 'One point for the award of Best Puppy in Breed at an Open Show. Only to be claimed if no qualifying Junior Warrant points were gained by that dog by winning a breed class or classes at that show and only to be claimed if the dog awarded Best Opposite Sex Puppy has also gained one or more points having won a breed class or classes at that show.' However, at the show the judge did not give out an award for Best Opposite Sex Puppy. Can I still claim for Best Puppy in Breed?

A. Yes, you can still claim for Best Puppy in Breed providing that the beaten puppy won its breed class and there were three dogs in its class.

Q. I want to apply for the Junior Warrant but I have not kept a record of my show wins.  Can you help me?

A. Unfortunately, we only computerise the Stud Book qualifying awards i.e. Limit and Open classes (depending on breed) at Championship Shows where CC's are on offer.  Therefore, you must keep your own record of awards that your dog wins.  If you do happen to lose your records you can always contact the show secretaries, who may be able to assist you by looking at their catalogues. 

Q. How long will it take to receive my Junior Warrant certificate?

A. It can take anything from between 1 - 6 weeks from the date the office receives the application.  During the show season we have huge numbers of catalogues that we have to process in show date order which might mean that you have to wait longer than in the quieter winter months.

Q. Can my dog claim a point for winning first place in a Brace Class?

A. Unfortunately the Brace class would not gain any points towards the Junior Warrant. Points can only be gained from classes there are three or more dogs present and the winner of the class is awarded first place. The Brace class is not defined in the same way as there is no outright winner.

The Brace Class definition says:

"For 2 exhibits (either sex or mixed) or one breed belonging to the same exhibitor, each exhibit having been entered in some class other than Brace or Team".

Show Certificate of Merit

Q. How do I apply for my Show Certificate of Merit?

A.The claim form can either be  downloaded or if you can contact the Awards Department on 01296 318540 ext 269 or email: awards@thekennelclub.org.uk, and they will send you a copy of the claim form. You must complete the claim form(s) and return it/them to the Awards Department at The Kennel Club, 1-5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB.

Q. I do not understand the Show Certificate of Merit point system?

A. The point system is stated on the front page of the specific application form and the following information may be helpful to you:

  • 25 points in total can be claimed from placings at General Open Shows or Group Open Shows.
  • 5 Points must be won in Group Competition.
  • 9 points for Best in Show at a General Open Show or Group Open Show not judged on the Group System effective date 1st January 2011 (five points for Best in Show at a General Open Show or Group Open Show not judged on the Group System if gained prior to 1st January 2011)
  • 5 Points for Best In Show
  • 4 Points for Single Group Best In Show
  • 7 points for Reserve Best in Show at a General Open Show or Group Open Show not judged on the Group System effective date 1stJanuary 2011 (three points for Reserve Best in Show at a General Open Show or Group Open Show not judged on the Group System if gained prior to 1st January 2011)
  • Three points for Reserve Best in Show at a General or Group Open Show judged on the Group System.
  • Multi Group Placings (Please note: Puppy Group placings do not count) - 1st = 4 points, 2nd = 3 points, 3rd = 2 points and 4th = 1 point.
  • 1 Point for Best AVNSC (i.e. AVNSC Hound, AVNSC Gundog, winner of overall Best AVNSC)
  • 1 Point for Best Of Breed.

Q. I want to apply for the Show Certificate of Merit but I have not kept a record of my show wins.  Can you help me?

A. Unfortunately, we only computerise the Stud Book qualifying awards i.e. Limit and Open classes (depending on breed) at Championship Shows where CC's are on offer.  Therefore, you must keep your own record of awards that your dog wins.  If you do happen to lose your records you can always contact the show secretaries, who may be able to assist you by looking at their catalogues. 

Q. How long will it take to receive my Show Certificate of Merit certificate?

A. It can take anything from between 1 - 6 weeks from the date the office has received the application.  This is because during the main show season (spring, summer) we will receive huge numbers of catalogues for processing (in show date order), and therefore, you may have to wait longer than at other periods.

Q. Is the Show Certificate of Merit a Crufts qualifying award?

A. Obtaining a Show Certificate of Merit award does not qualify your dog for Crufts.

Q. Can I claim points from a single breed show?

A.   No. Points can only be obtained from General and Group Open shows.

Q. How do I know if the Show was Not Judged on the Group System?

A.   Not judged on the Group System means that there is no group judging and all the Best of Breed winners go straight through to Best in Show.

Q. My breed had no challenge certificates at a General and Group Championship Show.  Can I claim points towards points for the Show Certificate of Merit?

A. No. Even though the Breed had no Challenge Certificates allocated it still counts as a Championship show and points for the Show Certificate of Merit can only be gained at General and Group Open Shows.

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