Obreedience Competitor Information

Heats and Qualifying For Final (to be held at Crufts)

There is no limit on the number of heats in which a team may compete. Points will be awarded as follows: 1st place = 10 points, 2nd place = 9 points etc. down to 10th place = 1 point. After the final heat has taken place, the top ten teams will be invited to compete at Crufts, selection will be subject to the Crufts management's discretion: 

1) The team with the highest number of points within each breed will represent that breed in the Final. In the event that two or more teams of the same breed have the same number of points, the team which has achieved the highest placing at the heats will take precedence. A maximum of three breeds will be invited to compete in the final from any one Breed Group subject to the Crufts management's discretion.
2) Where more than three Breed Representative Teams within the shortlist belong to the same Breed Group, only the three highest scoring teams within that Group will be invited to compete at Crufts 2018. The remaining places in the top ten will be offered to the Breed Representative Team(s) with the next highest total points.

Entry fees per team of four will be between £20 and £25 and will be taken either by the individual clubs concerned or by the Kennel Club, please see the individual entry forms for details. Entry closing dates will be 4 weeks prior to the date of the show. 

Judges have permission to run the set exercises as they see fit, be this in the original square pattern or in a more suitable format for the ring size. Rosettes and Place Cards for the top 4 teams in each qualifying heat will be provided by the Kennel Club.

The show secretary should record the top ten placed teams and send the results to the Working Dog Activities Team by email at the Kennel Club obedience@thekennelclub.org.uk within 14 days of the show. 

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