Junior Warrant points criteria expanded

The Kennel Club Board has agreed to expand the points criteria under which Junior Warrant points can be claimed, with immediate effect.

In the case of open shows, in addition to those wins which currently qualify for one point, the following also now meet the criteria: any group placing, any puppy group placing, Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show, Best Puppy in Show or Reserve Best Puppy in Show where at least one other dog was competing. This will only be valid if no other Junior Warrant points have been claimed for this dog at the show.

The criteria for championship shows has also been updated so as to make it possible to claim points for both Best of Sex and Best Puppy of Sex wins.

Only one point may be claimed from any open show and this clause remains unchanged. There is also no change to the championship show points criteria.

Kathryn Mansfield, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are very pleased to announce these amendments to the points system for the Junior Warrant title. Open shows are a very important ‘training ground’ in the UK for young dogs and so it is only right that the top awards at group and Best in Show level should count toward this award.

“In the case of championship shows, under the previous points system, dogs which had won a breed class and were unable to claim points (i.e. only one in the class) and were subsequently awarded Best of Sex (beating the correct number of dogs) or Best Puppy of Sex were still unable to claim any points unless they went on to win Best of Breed. This latest update remedies that situation.”

The updated Junior Warrant points criteria can be found on The Kennel Club website.

All queries regarding the Junior Warrant award should be directed to Society & Show Services .