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YKC Stakes


Dog showing, or exhibiting as it is known, is the most popular canine activity in the UK - Crufts is the highlight of the year for most competitors. At shows, the judge compares each dog against the official Kennel Club Breed Standard which is a guide for the characteristics for that breed, including health and temperament. The dogs which come closest to the Breed Standard receive the top places. If you have already been competing this year, you can click on the compete button below to see the year's YKC show results!

Want to know more about exhibiting? Click on the button to discover what it's all about

Click on the button to check out all the previous YKC Stakes final winners, keep practising, and one day your name could be here!


Stakes Entry Criteria

To take part in the YKC Stakes classes the dog must be registered; Solely or jointly in the member’s name or in the name of a member of the family (i.e a group of people related by blood or marriage) and under these circumstances the dog must be resident at the YKC member’s address.

In certain cases, members may be permitted, through permission from the YKC Office, to show a dog that is not registered in their name, the family name or registered at their address and must write into the YKC office for permission to show, stating the reasons why, which will then go forward to a Management Meeting for approval. This has to be agreed before a member can compete.

Earn your Showing points badge

You can collect points at Championship, Open, Limited and Companion Shows to apply for a showing badge to wear proudly when you compete. Further details can be found in the points book. To request a free points book email the YKC office with your details.



Please see below the current rules for YKC stakes competitions.

Qualifiers 2021 (For Crufts 2022)


Club Date Show Ends Show Length (days) How to enter Venue Venue Postcode Gundog Utility Toydog Working Pastoral Terrier Hound YKC Handling Classes
Leeds Championship Dog Show Ltd 23/07/2021 25/07/2021 3 Higham Press Harewood Estate LS17 9LQ
Bath Canine Society 31/07/2021 03/08/2021 4 Higham Press Three Shires Field,  BA1 8EG
Paignton & District Fanciers Association 07/08/2021 09/08/2021 3 Higham Press Westpoint  EX5 1DJ
Bournemouth Canine Association 14/08/2021 16/08/2021 3 Higham Press Pikes Farm   BH16 6ES
Blackpool & District Canine Society 20/08/2021 22/08/2021 3   Redwood Park PR3 0TX
Richmond Dog Show Society 10/09/2021 12/09/2021 3   Loseley Park GU3 1HY
Darlington Dog Show Society Ltd 17/09/2021 19/09/2021 3 Higham Press Ripon Racecourse HG4 1UG
Gundog Breeds Assoc. Of Scotland 13/11/2021 13/11/2021 1   Highland Hall,  EH28 8NF
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