The Inter-Regional Competition next year will be held on Friday 6th March 2020.

The format will feature 1 Beginner dog, 2 Novice dogs, 2 ‘A’, 1 ‘B’ and 1 ‘C’ plus a Beginner reserve.  Two Border Collies or Working Sheepdogs only may feature in the team with a maximum of three Crossbreeds, one of which may not be of Collie type and no more than three of any other single breed.

It is of utmost importance that the selectors have a wide and strong choice of other breeds.

The Northern Team will be selected by myself, Alison Gresty and Karen Davies.

Dogs must not be Obedience Champions and handlers and dogs competing at the 2019 Crufts Championships are not eligible.  Those eligible to apply for the Northern Team are to reside in Co. Durham, Cleveland, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Humberside, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside.

The closing date for eligibility is 31st October 2019 and all entries must be received by myself by 3rd December 2019.

Although you are giving details of your dog’s awards during the year for us to consider there will be “selection days”

Sunday 17th November 2019 at Jarys Dog Training club, Marsh House Sports and Community Centre, Billingham, TS23 2HB.

Saturday 23rd November 2019 at Newton Heath Dog Training Club, 66 Wickentree Lane, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 9AY.

Sunday 1st December 2019 at Netherton Village Hall, Netherton, Wakefield, WF4 4LR.

There will be at least two training days held before Crufts.

Selected team members will be expected to attend both get together days.

When making your application please ensure that you are aware of the rules and regulations for the Team competition.

If you or your Club feel that you are able to sponsor the team in any way, any offer will be gratefully received!

Please send for an application form as soon as possible together with a stamped addressed envelope or e-mail your request to the address below to the Northern Area Team Manager :-

Emma Lavender – Mount Pleasant Kennels, Wakefield Road, Hampole, Doncaster, DN6 7EX. (07793933194)

Application Form for download below: