Vulnerable Breeds Competition 2019

VULNERABLE BRITISH AND IRISH BREEDS COMPETITION TO RETURN THIS YEAR

Following the popularity of the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds competition in 2018, the Kennel Club has announced that it will take place again this year, culminating in a grand final at Crufts 2020.

To raise awareness of vulnerable British and Irish breeds, and to recognise those people who are dedicated to their survival and prosperity, the Kennel Club created the competition in 2015. The competition has already proved very popular and at this year’s Crufts, Jane Curtis took the title with her Skye Terrier, Ch Brakemill Barnum ShCM, known at home as Barney.

Following the same format as last year, only the Best of Breed winners at designated group championship shows will qualify for the final.

The competition is open to all vulnerable British and Irish breeds competing at the following group championship shows:

Toy — United Kingdom Toy Dog Society

Terrier — National Terrier Club

Working — National Working and Pastoral Breeds Society

Pastoral — National Working and Pastoral Breeds Society

Hound — Hound Association

Gundog — National Gundog Association

Dogs of breeds which are on the Kennel Club’s vulnerable British and Irish breeds list who win Best of Breed at the above shows will qualify for the competition and will be invited to compete in the grand final at Crufts 2020.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition final is a very important event at Crufts. It is a fantastic way to highlight the plight of these breeds and promote them as the wonderful dogs they are. Jane and Barney certainly did these breeds proud on the famous green carpet this year. 

“It is important that the show societies work with breed clubs of vulnerable British and Irish breeds so that these clubs can inspire their membership to enter the classes and take part in the competition. Crufts is a great showcase for pedigree dogs and the perfect chance to show the world just how special the vulnerable British and Irish breeds really are.”

To find out more about the competition, please go to https://bit.ly/2buSbPc. All Crufts finalists will be notified by the Kennel Club.

 

 

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…and so it begins

It’s the first day of Crufts and Glen of Imaal Terriers aren’t there en masse until Saturday but don’t worry if today is your only chance to attend as Glens will be there. Discover Dogs (Terrier Booth 13) will have dogs and people for you to meet, photographs to see and leaflets to take home to read with out the hustle and bustle and that’s what it’ll be….and then some.

If you are there and around Hall 5, ring 36 and 2.30pm you will see another Glen as Homer (Ch Abberann Conan) represents the breed in the Vulnerable Breeds Competition. The afternoon is pre judging with the final live in the Arena at 7.00 pm so hopefully it will be on the television and the Crufts YouTube Channel.

 

It’s Crufts week already

Possibly the big majority of Glen of Imaal Terrier owner’s thoughts turn to Crufts this week; well they certainly do if they are exhibiting, manning Discover Dogs or in reach of the National Exhibition Centre. We’ll try, over the next few days, to put everything on here that you’ll need to (hopefully) make the day go a little easier.

Glens (26 entered) are on Friday and can be found in Ring 6, Hall 1. They are second in the ring after Welsh Terriers so not quite such an early start as it could be. Welsh (39 entered) have an 8.30am start so Glens should hopefully make the ring by late morning rather than the after lunch slot. Glens can be seen everyday of Crufts in Discover Dogs in booth T13 and if you’re at the NEC on Saturday don’t forget to go to The Arena at 18.25 to cheer Golden Spur on in the final of the Vulnerable Breeds Competition.

There will be a lot of television coverage of the show and live streaming on YouTube

WEDNESDAY 7th MARCH

1500-1600 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

THURSDAY 8th MARCH

1500-1600 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

1830-2000 – More4 Crufts

2000-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts

FRIDAY 9th MARCH

1500-1600 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

1830-1930 – More4 Crufts

1930-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts

SATURDAY 10th MARCH

1630-1730 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

1900-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts

SUNDAY 11th MARCH

1630-1730 – Channel 4 Crufts Daily Show

1900-2100 – Channel 4 Crufts Best In Show

 

Vulnerable Breeds competition closes soon

Owners of Vulnerable British and Irish dog breeds are reminded that entry to the Kennel Club’s dedicated Crufts competition closes at the end of the year.

To raise awareness of vulnerable native breeds, and to recognise those who are dedicated to their survival and prosperity, the Kennel Club created the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition in 2015. Its inaugural year was met with great enthusiasm by exhibitors and saw the top scoring winner from each vulnerable breed invited to attend the first grand final, held at Crufts 2016.

The final at Crufts 2017 will be held on Friday 10th March at the NEC in Birmingham.

The competition, which is sponsored by Eukanuba and run in conjunction with media partner Our Dogs, is open to dogs of all vulnerable breeds competing at open and championship shows, and dogs of breeds on the Kennel Club’s vulnerable breeds list are able to collect points for awards at these shows. Points can be claimed for Best of Breed or Best Any Variety Not Separately Classified (AVNSC) and also for group placings at championship shows.

Exhibitors should record their Best of Breed/Group wins on the Vulnerable British and Irish Breeds Competition claim form/book for points gained from January to December 2016, and then submit this to the Kennel Club for verification (points will be awarded for championship and specific open show wins).

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “The Kennel Club has been delighted with the response to the competition so far and is pleased that we are able to give these vulnerable breeds the recognition that they deserve.

“Now that the deadline is approaching, we would remind owners of these breeds that they need to fill out a claim form if they wish to have the opportunity to compete on the famous green carpet. Crufts is a wonderful showcase for pedigree dogs and the perfect chance to show the world just how special the rare British and Irish native breeds really are.”

To take part, exhibitors need to download a Kennel Club British and Irish Breeds Competition claim form from the Kennel Club website:http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/activities/dog-showing/vulnerable-breeds-competition/.

The completed form must be submitted to the Breed Shows Team at breedshows@thekennelclub.org.ukby 5th January 2017. The Crufts finalist for each breed will be notified by the Kennel Club.

How points are awarded:

Single breed open shows and all breed/group open shows:

Best of Breed/Best in AVNSC classes     1 point

Championship shows

Best of Breed/Best in AVNSC classes     1 point

Group winner                                               4 points

2nd place in group                                      3 points

3rd place in group                                        2 points

4th place in group                                        1 point

Vulnerable Breeds Competition…don’t forget it

If you show a Glen of Imaal Terrier you are eligible to compete in the Kennel Club Vulnerable Breeds Competition and it has already started!

  • The competition is open to all Vulnerable Breeds competing at Open & Championship shows;
  • Points can be claimed by winning Best of Breed/Best Any Variety Not Separately Classified (AVNSC) and at Championship shows also Group placings;
  • The aim of the competition is for dogs to collect the highest number of points for their breed in a calendar year. At the end of the year the top scoring dog from each breed will be invited to compete at the competition’s Crufts Final

The Claim Form, Points Tracker and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the Kennel Club website.

Vulnerable Breeds Competition

January 1st 2015 will see the official launch of the Kennel Club ‘Vulnerable British & Irish Breeds Competition‘. This exciting new competition sponsored by Eukanuba and supported by the competition’s Media Partner ‘Our Dogs’, is the first of its kind established by the Kennel Club.

The competition will help raise awareness of our rare native breeds and recognise those dedicated to ensuring their continued survival, any Glen of Imaal Terrier owner (or anybody with what the KC considers a “Vulnerable Breed” can read about it on the KC website.