Details of all shows plus their
classification are published in either
publications can either be purchased from your local
newsagent or delivered directly to you door via
subscription, you can also find details of Open Shows
via the internet site - Canine Directory. You either
need to apply for a schedule to be posted to you or you
can pick up local schedules from your Ringcraft club.
Except for Companion shows (enter on the day) you must
apply to exhibit at all other shows.
international competitors please note the following
which is important if you wish to show in the UK: All
dogs entered at shows must be registered with the Kennel
Club and have an Authority to Compete number which must
be entered on your entry form. The number is obtained
when you register your dog with the Kennel Club.
To date there are 4 different types
of shows licensed by the Kennel Club :-
The highest level of show generally spread over 3-4
days, judged on group system (Gundogs, Utility, Working,
Toy, Hound, Pastoral, Terrier) and open to all exhibitors.
CRUFTS is the
exception to the Championship Show because to
be able to show your dog at Crufts you must have
“qualified” in a specified class at a Champ Show the
Open to all exhibitors.
Limited to a specific breed or organizing show Society's
For registered and unregistered dogs, provided the dog
has not won a CC (an award that counts towards the
Champion title), a Reserve CC or a Junior Warrant.