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 The road to Crufts 2016

Every year at a specially selected ten shows held around the country, handlers who work the Advanced classes get a chance to qualify for the Crufts Semi finals.

The top two handlers who have not previously qualified in the Advanced  HTM or the Advanced Freestyle classes win one of the 20 places available at the semi finals in each division. This means that the Advanced HTM class offers two qualifiers per show as does the Freestyle.
The Semi final is held in January and hosted by Rugby DTC. At this show  the top ten in each division qualify to go to Cruft's.

Below are a list of teams that have been successfully qualified and the shows they qualified at - further down are details of the qualifying shows being held throughout 2015

The Crufts 2016 semi final qualifier shows held throughout 2015 are hosted by the following clubs/organisations


 21st & 22rd of March Both qualifiers taking place on 22nd March Westglen HTM Club

Contact:Pat Sidaway

Venue:Edgecliffe High School,Enville Street, Kinver,Stourbridge, DY7 6AA 

 9th & 10th of May Freestyle qualifiers takeplace on Saturday withHTM qualifiers onSunday CanineFreestyle GB 

Contact: KathHardman 

Venue : Tomlinsons BoardingKennels & Canine Centre,Upper Grange Farm, RatbyLane, Markfield,Leicestershire, LE67 9RJ 

 16th & 1tth of  May Both qualifiers will takeplace on the16th  Paws N MusicAssociation


Venue: Fennis Field Farm,Little Lawford, Newnham,Rugby, CV23 0JJ 

23rd & 24th of  May  Both qualifiers will takeplace on the 23rd Fylde K9Dancers 

Contact: BarbaraWhittaker 

Venue:Myerscough college, Bilsborrow, Preston PR3 0RY

29th  & 30th of May  qualifiers on the 30th BeardedCollie Club(ScottishBranch) 

Contact: HeatherSmith 

Venue: Lanark AgriculturalMarket, Muirglen,Hyndford Road,Lanark,ML11 9AX 

11th  & 12th July  qualifiers on the 11th Ynys MonDog TrainingClub 

Contact: MargaretBooth

8th & 9th August - quaifer on the 8th Fylde K9Dancers 


Venue:,Garstang Road West,Blackpool FY3 7JH 

29th & 30th of August qualifiers  on 29th August Paws nMusicAssociation 

Contact: CaroleDodson 

Venue:Forest Oak Farm,Purlieu, Lydney,Glos, GL15 4LN

12th & 13th of September CanineFreestyle GB

Contact: KathHardman 

Venue: Tomlinsons BoardingKennels & Canine Centre,Upper Grange Farm, RatbyLane, Markfield,Leicestershire, LE67 9RJ 

21st of  November  Paws n MusicAssociation 

Contact: CaroleDodson 

Venue:Andover Leisure Centre,West Street, Andover,Hants, SP10 1QP

Crufts Semi-Final Results 2015

The teams listed below have qualified for the Crufts 2016 semi final show hosted by Rugby Dog Training Club

1. WestGlen DTC

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Lucy Creek with Harriot Skiffle King
Kath Hardman with Stillmoor Lady In Red


Lucy Creek with Dialynne Making Waves
Kim Lyddon with Canen You Said What

2. Canine Freestyle GB

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Caroline Garrett with Wilds Phoenix of Fire
Susan Dooney with Murphy Mischief


Anne Shuker with Splish Splash
Cathy Bates with Ruskath Lyrical Image

3. Paws N Music Association

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Lucy Heath with Stillmoor Winter Sun
Joanna Mayston with Mist of Tawney


Lucy Creek with Harriot Skiffle King
Angela Briggs with Wandering Coast to Coast

4. Fylde K9 Dancers

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Cathy Bates and Ruskaths Lyrical Image
Ann DeRizzio and Stillmoor Rhythm N Blues


Jackie Roberts and Rosmack Marmite Soldier
Kristine Hodgson and Detania's Devine Charm

5. The Bearded Collie Club (Scottish Branch)

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Julia Folland with Jones’ Girl
Heather Smith with Runival Snowcrystal


Nicci Hindson with Ravestar Scarlett Dancer
Julia Folland with Jones’ Girl

6. Ynys Mon

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Annette Lowe with Kinaway Mystic Spires, Border Collie
Lesley Neville with Brambledale Blue Dewey, Bearded Collie


Lucy Heath with Stillmoor Winter Sun, Border Collie
Lesley Neville with Brambledale Blue Dewey, Bearded Collie

7. Fylde K9 Dancers - Blackpool

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Kristine Hodgson with Detania Devine Charm, Border Collie
Kath Hardman with Stillmoor Extra Special, Border Collie


Louise Ince with Decoymans Piper Edward, NSDTR
Janice Gibbons with Aritaur Aphrodite, Doberman

8. Paws N Music Association

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Kay Laurence with Genabacab Light Merlot. Working Sheepdog
Penny Draper with Kinaway Miss Congeniality, Border Collie


Caroline Johnson with Moffatdale Dazzlin Sun, Border Collie
Lesley Brocklehurst with Rehyrb Makhaya, Flat Coat Retriever

9. Canine Freestyle GB

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Nicci Hindson with Ravestar Scarlet Dancer, Working Sheepdog
Heather Smith with Dare to be a Daniel, Working Sheepdog


Heather Smith with Runival Snowcrystal, Bearded Collie
Heather Smith with Dare to be a Daniel, Bearded Collie

10. Paws N Music Association

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The Crufts Semi finals will take place on the 30th January 2016 at The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

The Crufts Finals will take place March 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham

Crufts Judges are; Mary Muxworthy, Carol Dodson and Jeanette Fyffe

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