Veteran Warrant (VW)

(From 1st January 2019)

The Kennel Club’s view is that the introduction of a separate award for veterans will encourage exhibitors to enter additional dogs at general open shows. It will also form part of a range of awards available to a dog throughout its showing career.

The objective being to support entries at open shows, points may only be claimed from general open shows and no points will be available at championship shows.  Accordingly, no Stud Book number will be issued to dogs awarded a Veteran Warrant.

Claims for a Veteran Warrant will be made via an online claim form, available in due course.

Scale of points

A total of 25 points, in line with the requirements of the Junior Warrant award, will be required to claim a Veteran Warrant. 

Points may be claimed from general open shows only, from AV Veteran, or Veteran Stakes classes. Points may not be claimed from breed-specific Veteran classes or from AVNSC Veteran classes.

Points will be available as follows:

1st place  – 4 points

2nd place – 3 points

3rd place  – 2 points

4th place  – 1 point

Points may only be claimed for dogs aged seven years or over on the first day of the show. No maximum age has been specified.  The Kennel Club is of the view that the exhibition of older dogs should be left to the discretion of exhibitors, noting that there are significant differences across breeds.

Only one claim may be made from each show.

The Title “VW” may be used after the name of the dog on show entries and in catalogues.

 

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