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 July 2016 and 30th June 2017 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 5 dogs will progress through to the Semi Final to be held at Discover Dogs in London in October 2017.

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 2018.


The heats are being held by the following Societies and Clubs






Contact Number

North West

16th July 2017

Tonge and District Canine Society

Mrs J Thornton

01204 411247

North East

12th August 2017

Sedgefield and District Agricultural and Horticultural Society

Mrs A Scott

01287 201041

North East

30th July 2017

York Canine Association

Mrs L C Jameson 01904 765297

North East

13th August 2017

Scunthorpe Canine Association

Mrs A Mappin

01724 764096


28th August 2017

Leicester City Canine Society

Mrs M S Ward

01530 243551


29th July 2017

Alfreton and District Canine Society

Mrs E Saxton

01623 439105

South East and East Anglia

27th August 2017

Horley and District Show Society

Mrs M Edridge

01342 529946

South East and East Anglia

16th July 2017

Kingston Canine Society

Mrs P L Mills

01279 493734

South and South West

28th August 2017

West Country Dog Club

Mrs B Jones

01179 081930


9th August 2017

Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society

Mr P Pask

01656 863162


19th August 2017

Tayside Lochee and District Canine Club

Mrs E Faringham

01382 611076

South and South West

16th August 2017

Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show

Mrs J Walmsley

01963 364434

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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