Special Competitions

Eukanuba World Challenge

The 11th Eukanuba World Challenge, will return to Crufts in 2019 for the second time. The competition will see up to 60 of the world's top champion dogs competing for the title of Eukanuba World Challenge Champion.

Pre-judging and main ring judging of the Eukanuba World Challenge final is scheduled for Thursday, 7th March 2019. Competitors qualify either by being their national kennel club's representative or by winning Best in Show at a major dog show such as Crufts, the FCI World Dog Show or the FCI Section Shows.

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Junior Warrant Competition

The Junior Warrant Competition is an annual competition where Junior Warrant winners compete for the coveted title ‘Junior Warrant Winner of the Year’ award. Each year, a series of qualifying heats are held by General Canine Societies around the country scheduling Open Shows during August and September.

At each heat, five dogs and a reserve are selected by the judge and 64 dogs from the heats are then invited to the Semi Finals at Discover Dogs. Ten finalists are then selected to then compete at the Final which is held at Crufts. The overall winner is presented with an award and trophy at Crufts.

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Breeders’ Competition

Originally launched on January 15th 2009, the prestigious Breeders' Competition, sponsored by Agria Pet Insurance, makes a return at Crufts 2019. The competition gives breeders the opportunity to showcase their skill and knowledge as a breeder. 

Each year a number of qualifying heats take place at General and Group Championship shows. Teams compete to gain points by being placed between 1st - 4th. The top 40 teams will qualify for the final at Crufts 2019, of which two positions will be for the Breeders Competition winners from the European and World Dog Shows.

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Vulnerable Breeds Competition

The Vulnerable Breeds competition was launched in 2015. Each year the competition returns to the Best in Show ring to raise awareness of vulnerable British and Irish breeds. The competition recognises those people who are dedicated to the survival and prosperity of these breeds. To qualify for this competition, competitiors must win a Best of Breed at one of the designated Group Championship shows. 


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Eukanuba Champion Stakes Finals

The prestigious Champion stakes final returns to the Crufts Best in Show ring. Over 20 dogs will compete to be crowned EUKANUBA Champion Stakes winner. Champions have qualified by winning heats at General Group Championship shows in 2018 and Manchester 2019.

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Eukanuba Puppy of the Year

The longest standing Stakes competition returns to the Crufts Best in Show ring once again. Once again sponsored by Eukanuba, the competition will see 20 puppies competing to win the title EUKANUBA Pup of the Year. Puppies have qualified by winning an overall heat at a General Group Championship show in 2018 and Manchester 2019.

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KCAI Trainer of the Year

The Kennel Club Accredited Instructors Scheme (KCAI Scheme) recognises and promotes dog training instructors, who have undertaken to abide by the scheme’s code of practice which has the welfare, care and needs of the dog at heart. The KCAI Trainer of the Year award recognises the outstanding talents of dog training instructors, who are members of the KCAI Scheme.

2018 KCAI Trainer of the Year public vote is now open!

Our judging panel has now selected five finalists to go forward to the public vote to decide who will win the 2018 KCAI Trainer of the Year title!

If you already know who you would like to vote for please click here

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