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Dog Showing


(Puppies born on or after 1st July 2017 must use the new system. Puppies born prior to 1st July can use either scheme.)

Eligibility Criteria

A dog must gain 25 points whilst it was between the ages of 6 and 18 months.

An application for a Junior Warrant should be made by the dog’s registered owner at the time of qualification.

An application will be considered up to six months after the date of qualification.

A minimum of 3 points must be won at Championship Shows where Challenge Certificates are on offer for the breed.

A minimum of 7 points must be won at Open Shows or Championship Shows where Challenge Certificates are NOT on offer for the breed.

Only one point may be claimed from any one Open Show or a Championship Show where Challenge Certificates are NOT on offer for the breed.

Junior Warrant holders will be awarded a Kennel Club Stud Book Number.

The title ‘JW’ may be used after the name of the dog on show entries and in catalogues.

Championship Shows – Scale of Points

Breeds scheduled with Challenge Certificates

Junior Warrant points may be claimed from classes or for awards where Challenge Certificates are on offer for the breed provided three or more dogs of the breed were present.

Available points:

Breeds scheduled where Challenge Certificates are NOT on offer

Only one Junior Warrant point may be claimed from classes or for awards where Challenge Certificates are NOT on offer for the breed provided two or more dogs of the breed were present;

Available points:

Any Variety Not Separately Classified

One Junior Warrant point may be claimed from AVNSC classes or awards provided two or more dogs were present in AVNSC.

Available points:

Notes:

Exhibitors may count a dog as having been present in a class provided it was entered in that class and was present in its first class at the show.

Best of Breed/Best AVNSC and Best Puppy in Breed/AVNSC – only one claim can be made where a dog has been declared both Best Puppy in Breed/AVNSC and Best of Breed/AVNSC.

Open Show – Scale of Points

Breed classes

Junior Warrant points cannot be claimed from classes or for awards at Open Shows scheduling the breed with less than two dogs of the breed present.  Junior Warrant points are only valid if the dog has beaten one other dog in the breed.

Available points:

Any Variety Not Separately Classified Classes/Any Variety Classes

Junior Warrant points cannot be claimed from AVNSC or AV classes or for awards with less than two dogs present.  Junior Warrant points are only valid if the dog has beaten one other dog in AVNSC/AV.

Available points:

Notes:

Exhibitors may count a dog as having been present in a class provided it was entered in that class and was present in its first class at the show.

Best of Breed/Best AVNSC and Best Puppy in Breed/AVNSC – only one claim can be made where a dog has been declared both Best Puppy in Breed/AVNSC and Best of Breed/AVNSC.

Only one point may be claimed from any one Open Show.

All points claimed under the new system must be from shows in 2018.

Application Forms


New Junior Warrant Form (Valid from 2018)