Breeders' Competition

Have you bred three or more dogs of the same breed? Do you want to be amongst the very Best of British breeders at Crufts next year? If so, the Crufts Breeders Competition is the perfect chance to show off your breeding stock.

Originally launched on January 15th 2009, the prestigious Breeders' Competition makes a return at Crufts 2020. The competition gives breeders the opportunity to showcase their skill and knowledge as a breeder. 

Crufts 2020

The Kennel Club Breeders Competition will be offering prize money sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance for the winners. Breeders will be able to start taking part in this competition from this year’s Boston and District Canine Society Championship Show from 4th – 7th January 2019 in order to qualify for the first final at Crufts 2020.

The competition will take place at every general and group championship show throughout 2018, with points being given for 1st – 4th place. New for the competition will be the allocation of prize money courtesy of Agria Pet Insurance, where teams awarded first place will be awarded 30 points and £20, or £25 if an Assured Breeder. Teams in second place will be awarded 15 points, third place 10 points and fourth place 5 points. The top 40 teams will qualify for the final at Crufts 2020, of which two positions will be for the Breeders Competition winners from the European and World Dog Shows.

All general and group championship shows will be scheduling a Kennel Club Breeders Competition class each day of their show for the relevant groups in the main ring and there will be a suggested entry fee of £15 set by the individual shows. Points will be recorded and published by Our Dogs, which will publish a leader board within their newspaper throughout the year. 

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