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With nearly 28,000 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 is our most popular event, and hosting the finals of all YKC qualifying heats that have taken place during the year.
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. If you're not a YKC member yet, but you would like free entry to Crufts: join the YKC today!
Admission tickets for Crufts can be purchased from the Crufts website.
We devote our ring at Crufts (hall 3) entirely to competition finals, so come along, 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 and stand are run solely by our senior YKC volunteers. Would you like to volunteer?
If you just can't wait until Crufts to join the Young Kennel Club, then do it today!
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. All you need to do before then is make sure we have your correct email address to ensure you receive your invite – just email us and we will check for you.
Dreaming of competing at Crufts? Well, what are you waiting for? You don't have to be an experienced handler to take part in our qualifiers. Learn more about how you can get started!
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.