Thanks Moetmum, I am sooooooooooooo excited… Its going to take forever to get to March !!! Told the kids on Xmas day about it, as a huge part of their Xmas pressie, and they are sooooooooo excited as well. Im just praying that the ACD's and B's are NOT on the same day...
Just had a quick look at the Crufts website, and I cant get onto the schedule page... Aaaaaaaaargh... Will try again later...
Ok can I just bomb you with a few more questions ???
Looking at last years B results. Both Veteran Dog/Bitch had 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, then Res and VHC. I dont understand what the Res is ??? I presume the VHC is very highly commended ??? But if the dog was VHC, (providing Im right about that),wouldnt it have been placed ??? Also why dont the other classes have this Res and VHC ???
What is Special Junior ??? Is it just the Junior age ??? I guess the word Special is confusing me :o... What age is Junior ??? Same with Special Puppy, and what is the age for Puppies ???
What is the difference between Post Grad and Limit ??? Is there an age limit on these 2 classes ???
What is Good Citizen Dog/Bitch Scheme ??? That one has really thrown me !!!
Now I just want to see if I have everything right here... Does the winner of all these classes, i.e. Veteran, Special Puppy, Special Junior, Post Grad, Limit, Good Citizen Dog Scheme, and the Open all compete for the Ch certificate, and the the Res Ch certificate ??? Then for BOB, the Ch dog against the Ch bitch ???
Sorry about sooooo many q's, I just really want to get it into my head, BEFORE I get over there. I dont want to sit down on the first day and spend hours trying to work out the system, therefore losing the thrill of watching the judging, IYKWIM ;)
It is exciting, I haven't entered yet though! If you go to the fossedata site, as I suspect you did, the Crufts you clicked gave last years results, scroll down and click on the Crufts further down, that will allow you to download the schedule.
The winner of each class does compete for the CC in each sex and then the best of each sex compete for BOB. I was lucky enough in 2008 to win the dog CC and limit bitch, a fantastic day as you can imagine!
The Res = Reserve which in the UK is 4th and VHC is very highly commended, 5th. If there is no mention of these in the class there probably weren't enough dogs in the class to award them. The Special Puppy and Sp Junior are called this because Crufts is the only Championship show where a dog competing in these classes would normally be over age as they extend the date, if that makes sense!
There is no age limit for Post Graduate and Limit, to be eligible for Post Graduate you count your 1st placings, once you have 5 (in PG or Limit) you have to go into limit, Limit is 7 1st places in limit or open then you have to go into open. If you win a CC and are out of the age restricted classes you have to go into Limit or Open. Wins in Puppy or Junior don't count but CC's do.
Good Citizens is a Kennel Club scheme of basic obedience to more advanced, bronze, silver or gold. If you have a certificate for any of these you are eligible to enter GC.
When you see the schedule it will explain the rules and regs much more clearly!