In order to show your dog in the UK (and at Crufts), your dog
must be already registered with the Kennel Club or you must have
obtained an Authority to Compete (ATC) number from the Kennel
To obtain an ATC number to compete at Crufts 2016 please submit
the application before 23rd December 2015. We are unable to
guarantee ATC numbers for any application received after this
What is an Authority to Compete number?
Exhibitors from overseas who want to compete in any discipline
in the UK must apply for an Authority to Compete registration
number for each dog which will be valid for the life of the
The ATC number must be used on all entry forms, and will include
a reference to the dog's country of residence.
What do I need to do?
Applications may be completed online or posted.
Send the completed ATC form including fee, ownership document
& 3 generation pedigree to:
- The Kennel Club
- 4a Alton House, Gatehouse Way
- Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8XU England
The dog must be registered with a kennel club with which the
Kennel Club has a reciprocal agreement, or which has full
membership, associate membership or contract partnership of the FCI
(Federation Cynologique Internationale).
You will be required to complete the application and send a copy
of your dog's ownership document and a 3 generation pedigree,
issued by the kennel club with which the dog is registered.
The ownership on the pedigree must be identical to the applicant as
stated on the form. The registered owner(s) would also need to sign
the Form 14 - Authority to Compete Number.
Please ensure any copies sent are clear. If submitting online
please ensure the files are jpeg or pdf format as this may delay
the application. You must only submit the application once to
prevent duplicate payments from being taken.
The Kennel Club will issue the applicant with a unique ATC
number for that dog. This number will be required on ALL
entry forms submitted by overseas competitors.