Hi and firstly congratulations on qualifying your puppy for Crufts at Bournemouth.
Any dog can be entered for Maiden providing it has not won a Challenge Certificate or a first prize at an open or championship show. First prizes won in Minor puppy or puppy classes however do not count.
Any dog can be entered for Novice providing it has not won a Challenge Certificate or 3 first prizes at an open or championship show. Again first prizes won in Minor puppy or puppy classes however do not count.
Remember also to check the qualifying date for entries which is usually 7 days before the entries close. In this day and age of paper and online entries it is worth checking for the qualifying date which should be in the 'Rules and Regulations section also in the schedule.
In addition to my previous post.
Occasionally clubs or societies hold Limited shows. The definitions can be slightly different for this type of show so always check the rules if you enter one of those shows.
I've just asked a simialar queation to this on an forum for all breeds of dog. Maybe someone on here can answer it for me.
Its not my setter but my whippets. Amber and Simba have both had wins in the AV classes at open shows. We have a breed club showcoming up and there is a maiden class. My question is do AV wins count for breed classes?
One person I know has said they can not go into the maiden clss as they have won in the AV classes another friend said the wins in AV classes do not count in breed classes only if you are entering the AV classes eg they could go in whippet maiden but not in AV maiden