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 June 2017 and 31st May 2018 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 4 dogs will progress through to the Semi Final to be held at Discover Dogs in London in October 2018.

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 2019.

The heats are being held by the following Societies and Clubs










Contact Number

North West

17th June 2018

Chesterfield & Pinxton Kennel Association

Mrs C A Biggs

01246 451 526


15th July 2018

Alfreton & District Canine Society

Miss E Saxton

01623 439 105

North East

15th July 2018

Durham County Canine Association

Mrs C Reid

01207 571 972

South East and East Anglia

15th July 2018

Kingston Canine Society

Mrs P L Mills

07956 061 970

North West

21st July 2018

Bakewell Agricultural & Horticultural Society

Mr P J Clayton

01623 406 362

North East

22nd July 2018

Sunderland & District Canine Society

Mrs M Morrison

0191 523 5202

North East

22nd July 2018

York Canine Association

Mr M Thornton

07919 050 636

North West

22nd July 2018

Tonge & District Canine Society

Mrs J Thornton

01204 411 247


8th August 2018

Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society

Mr P Pask

01656 863 162

North East

11th August 2018

Sedgefield & District Agricultural & Horticultural Society

Mrs A Scott

01287 201 041

North East

12th August 2018

Scunthorpe Canine Association

Mrs A Mappin

01724 764 096

South and South West

15th August 2018

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show Society

Mrs J Walmsley

01963 364 434


27th August 2018

Leicester City Canine Society

Mrs M S Ward

01530 243 551

South and South West

27th August 2018

West Country Dog Club

Mrs B F Jones

01179 081 930


22nd September 2018

Perthshire Canine Club

Mrs A McDonald

01821 670 339

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.


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