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In conjunction with our principal sponsor Eukanuba, the New Zealand Kennel Club is once again running a Top 20 competition from the 1st August 2016 - 31st July 2017.

Points will be allocated at All Breeds Championship Shows as follows:

Best in Show - 20 points (+ BOG Points)
Reserve Best in Show - 7 points (+ BOG Points)
Best in Group - 2 points

At the end of the competition year the dog with the highest number of points will win for their owner(s) a prize to the value of $1000.00. Entry is automatic and open to all dogs.

Updated results will be published in each edition of the NZ Dog World magazine and can be viewed here. Owners are not required to submit results.


The 2018 Eukanuba World Challenge will be run in conjunction with the Eukanuba Top 20 competition. The qualifying dates, eligible shows and points are exactly the same.

To be invited to represent New Zealand at the 2018 Eukanuba World Challenge the dog must meet the eligibility criteria as set out below. It is therefore possible that the winners of the two competitions are different dogs.

The winner of the 2018 Eukanuba World Challenge will be the dog which has accumulated the highest number of points in the Top 20 competition and must include at least 1 Best in Show awards. In the event that the winner is unable to accept the invitation then the next eligible ranked dog will be offered the opportunity.

Eukanuba World Challenge Eligibility Criteria
The dog must have been either whelped in NZ and resident in NZ during the qualifying show year and have been registered with the NZKC for at least that year OR have been permanently resident for 3 years in NZ at the time of the event AND in both cases been permanently owned over the period of time be a NZ resident or, if in joint ownership, been permanently owned over that period of time by at least one NZ resident.

Host Country Rules
The change in venue over the past few years from the USA to the Netherlands and now England for the Eukanuba World Challenge has highlighted the fact that participation entails full agreement to the rules and regulations that apply in the host country. To date this has not impacted on the New Zealand Top 20 winner participating in the Eukanuba World Challenge but all NZKC members need to be aware of restrictions that may apply which are out of NZKC control. At this point the 2018 venue has yet to be confirmed.






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