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Crufts: The World's largest dog show

With nearly 28,000 healthy, happy dogs enjoying the thrills and excitement of Best in Show with their owners, there’s no better place than Crufts to experience and learn about the wonderful world of dogs. The YKC ring at Crufts hosts the finals of all YKC qualifying heats that have taken place during the year, and is our most popular event.

Click for YKC Crufts Ring Programme 2017

Get in free on all four days!

All fully paid up club members get FREE ENTRY into the show over all four days, using their Crufts wristband. Membership wristbands are sent out automatically in mid February each year to all fully paid up members. Not a YKC member but want your free entry to Crufts? Join today!

For admission tickets for Crufts 9th-12th March 2017, visit the Crufts website.

Visit the Young Kennel Club

We devote our ring at Crufts (hall 3) entirely to competition finals, so come along and support your fellow members and watch some fantastic young handlers and their dogs competing in all of the YKC activities- one day, it could be you in the big ring!

We also have our own YKC stand offering fantastic membership show offers, and are happy to help with any Young Kennel Club queries you may have. Our ring party & stand are run solely by our senior YKC volunteers, so if you would like to volunteer with us then click here.

If you just can't wait until Crufts to join the Young Kennel Club then do it today!

Competing during term time

Crufts is a four day event, and competitions are inevitably held on some school days. If you would like the Young Kennel Club to provide you with a formal letter from the office, outlining the benefits and importance of attending the event/finals to give to your school then please email us with your competition details. 

Please note, only entered dogs are permitted into the show.

Qualified for Crufts?

Firstly, Congratulations! Qualifying for Crufts is a huge achievement so you should be very proud of yourself and your dog.

We email all of our qualified members in December each year, providing them with the details on how to enter online, so all you need to do before then is make sure we have the correct email address for you to receive your invite - just email us and we will check for you.

Live the dream

Dream of competing at Crufts? Then, what are you waiting for? You don't have to be an experienced handler to take part in our qualifiers. Go to our compete section today to get started!

Photography & Press

Please be advised that Young Kennel Club members may be photographed or filmed at events, either individually or in a group, and that these images may be used for Kennel Club purposes only. To opt out of any images of yourself or your child being used from Young Kennel Club activities or events you can email us.

Crufts 2017 Young Kennel Club Judges

Stakes (Breed) Mr Ronnie Irving
Handling Miss Kirsty Miller
Agility & Jumping Mr Christopher Huckle
Obedience Mrs Jane Wood
Grooming (Groom Through) Miss Jade Borrow
Grooming (Clip/Trim & Strip) Mrs Tiena Shiraish
GCDS YKC Pre-Beginners Stakes Ms Pat Wilson
Flyball Ms Sharon Allcorn
HTM Ms Karoline Pettersson
HTM Miss Carol Wallace
HTM Ms Heather Smith