The Kennel Club would like to remind competitors who wish to be
considered for the 2014 FCI World Championships in Heelwork to
Music and Freestyle Team GB, that the deadline for applications is
31 October 2013.
Next year's championships will be held in Helsinki, Finland from
8 - 10 August in conjunction with the World Dog Show. It
should be noted that attendance will be funded in its entirety
by the selected Team GB handlers.
To be entitled to compete at this event, dogs must be eligible
for Intermediate or Advanced Heelwork to Music or Freestyle and be
registered on the Kennel Club breed register, but not the activity
register as unfortunately FCI rules do not allow non-pedigree
dogs to compete in its licensed competitions.
It is anticipated that Team GB will have three Heelwork to Music
and three Freestyle dogs (dogs and handlers may compete in both
events) and that all dogs will also compete in the individual
Anyone interested in competing at these World Championships
should send the following information to Debbie Deuchar, Working
Dog Activities Manager at the Kennel Club, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applicant's name, email address and contact telephone
- The dog's Kennel Club registered name and date of birth
- The level currently competing in HTM and Freestyle (with an
indication of which category applying for)
- A list of competitive achievements for the previous 12
Handlers should note that the Pet Travel Scheme procedure
changed in 2012 and the requirements for a rabies blood test have
now been removed and the time frames considerably reduced.
Further details on the Pet Travel Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad.