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GCDS Pre-Beginners Stakes (YKC entry)

The Young Kennel Club will be offering a Best YKC member rosette at each of the GCDS Special Pre-Beginners Obedience Stakes Heats. Points gained from the YKC rosettes awarded at each heat will go towards qualifying for a Special YKC Obedience competition. This is separate to the GCDS Stakes awards.

What is Pre-Beginners?

The purpose is to encourage Bronze Award achievers to take part and enter the world of Obedience competition. The stakes test is a combination of the current GCDS exercises and the Pre-Beginner Obedience test. Dogs must have obtained their Bronze Award

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Getting Started

Your dog must have his bronze award before entering the GCDS pre-beginners stakes, so start training for your award today! All you need to do is take him to your local GCDS dog training club to get started. The classes are fun and welcome people of all ages.

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Competing

The YKC winners at each heat will be awarded a rosette and gain points towards a place in the YKC Crufts final. All members’ points will be added to a score table. The highest scoring members in each age group will then be invited to enter the competition.

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