Last Chance To Enter Final Ever Breeders’ Competition At Crufts

With less than two weeks left to secure a place in the Main Arena at Crufts 2015, this weekend's LKA show was the final General Championship show of the year for breeders to qualify for the last ever Kennel Club Breeders' Competition Final.

Breeders need to have achieved a minimum of 25 points over the calendar year and to have submitted their record books to the Kennel Club by Monday 5thJanuary 2015 to be in with a chance of winning the prestigious title of Best Breeder for the last time.

The Breeders' Competition is open to all scheduled breeds and AVNSC at every Championship Show, with or without CCs. The Breeders' Competition, which is supported by Our Dogs, will be replaced by a new Vulnerable British & Irish Breeds Competition sponsored by Eukanuba and media partner Our Dogs.

The Grand Final will be held in the Main Arena at Crufts 2015 on Thursday 5thMarch at 6.10pm, and will be judged by Steve Hall. 

As in previous years, finalists will be pre-judged before going into the Main Arena. The breeder's team must comprise three or four exhibits of the same breed; must have one handler per dog; and all dogs must have the same registered breeder or breeder partnership.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "With less than two weeks to go we encourage breeders to enter the last ever Breeders' Competition - now is the time to make sure that they have secured a place in the final at Crufts next year.  Winning the competition is such an accolade and testament to the hard work of those who put care into their breeding and produce wonderful, show winning dogs as a result."

Competitors are reminded to forward a copy of their Record Book to the Canine Activities Department at the Kennel Club by Monday, 5thJanuary 2015. The Kennel Club will acknowledge receipt of each record book.

If an acknowledgement has not been received within 10 working days, or if you simply wish to get more information about the final, please contact Kathryn Marsh on 01296 318540 ext 303 or email kathryn.marsh@thekennelclub.org.uk.

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