PUPPIES who qualify for Crufts at Boston and Manchester ch shows can now compete at Crufts the same year. The Kennel Club has changed the minimum age requirement for dogs competing at Crufts from eight months to six, meaning that the show will now host minor puppy, puppy and junior classes. The change, which means that dogs must be a minimum of six months old on the first day of the show, allows Crufts to fall in line with other KC-licensed events. The closing dates for postal entries for Crufts 2015 will be Monday January 5, 2015, and online Monday January 19, 2015. Dogs who qualify after January 5, 2015 can be entered online only. - See more at: http://www.dogworld.co.uk/product.php/113369#sthash.w3bS771J.dpuf Not sure if this is a good idea or not !