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The Dog Shows

Companion Dog Show (KC Licensed)

Rosettes 1-5th in all classes
£3 per Class with 3rd class only £1.00

Ring 1 Pedigree Classes, Ring 2 Novelty Classes, Ring 3 Have a Go Agility (kindly organised by Chequers GSD Club)


PEDIGREE CLASSES – RING 1
Entries from 9.30am – Judging 11am

Judge:

Malcolm Fowkes

Malcolm FowkesMalcolm Fowkes (Shirmal) has been in Dog Showing for over 30 years, he currently has Field Spaniels which he has successfully shown and bred for many years, currently owning the Top Male Field Spaniel 2015.

He has a vast knowledge of many different breeds. He awards Kennel Club Challenge Certificates in Field Spaniels, Sussex Spaniels and Irish Water Spaniels and judged at Crufts in 1995. He also Judges at Open Shows to Group Level and Companion Shows. As well as his spaniels he has also owned and shown Labradors, GSD’s and a Border Terrier.

He is a highly respected Judge and we are delighted he has agreed to judge our Pedigree Classes for us at our KC Companion Show this year
Malcolm Fowkes → read more

1 AV Puppy Sporting 6 – 12 mths
2 AV Puppy Non-Sporting 6 – 12 mths
3 AV Junior 12 – 18 mths
4 AV Hound
5 AV Gundog
6 AV Pastoral
7 AV Terrier – not before 2pm
8 AV Toy
9 AV Utility
10 AV Working
11 AV Open
12 AV Veteran

Best In Show – Not before 3pm
Res Best In Show
Best Puppy in Show
Res Best Puppy in Show

NOVELTY CLASSES – RING 2
Entries from 9:30am – Judging from 11am

Judge:

Hannah Bouttell

Hannah BouttellHannah Bouttell (Ixia) has over 25 years’ experience of handling and grooming dogs, she has won many awards including 'Handler of the Millennium' at Crufts and has gone on to judge the Young Kennel Club's 'Groomer of the Year' competition.

Hannah can also be seen regularly showing her Spaniels and Norfolk Terriers as well as her Irish Setters where she won the coveted KC Bitch CC at Crufts 2015.

We are delighted that she has agreed to judge at our Companion Show and we know her knowledge especially of Junior Handling & showmanship is greatly respected through the Dog Show world
Hannah Bouttell → read more

13 AV Puppy Walk 4-6 months

Companion Dog Club Novelty Classes
Judge: Hannah Bouttell

14 Kennel Club Companion Dog Club – Best Rescue
15 Kennel Club Companion Dog Club – Best Veteran

Handling Classes – not before 12 noon
Judge: Hannah Bouttell

16 Adult Handling 18 to 25
17 Adult Handling 25 and over
18 Junior Handler 6-11
19 Junior Handler 12-17

Best Adult Handler
Best Junior Handler

Novelty Classes – Entries from 11am – Judging from 1.30pm
Judge:

Debbie Matthews

Debbie MatthewsDebbie set up Vets Get Scanning after her two microchipped pet dogs Widget and Gizmo were stolen. They were eventually returned thanks to a very high profile media campaign as Debbie's father is, Sir Bruce Forsyth, but during her search Debbie discovered that vets do not routinely scan any new dog that arrives at their surgery to see if it is missing or stolen and there is no legal obligation for any agency to scan dogs that come into their care. Debbie said at the time she was reunited "If it wasn't for my father, I would still be searching for my dogs!"

Debbie is a member of the Microchip Alliance which campaigned hard for compulsory microchipping but feels, responsible pet owners are still being let down as compulsory scanning was not included in the new law which is due to come into force in April '16. You can't have #compulsorymicrochipping without #compulsoryscanning.

She recently helped form the Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance to campaign for changes to legislation in Parliament to help reunite pets, and also raises awareness on all issues arising from Pet Theft, at the Associated Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW) meetings, which she is also a member.

Debbie is also a Trustee at National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) and a Special Council Member of the Pet Professional Guild.
www.vetsgetscanning.co.uk
Debbie Matthews → read more

20 Best Veteran 7 to 10 years
21 Special Veteran 10 years and older
22 Best Crossbred Puppy 6-12 mths
23 Best Crossbred
24 Best Rescue
25 Best Condition
26 Fastest to sit
27 Prettiest Bitch
28 Most Handsome Dog
29 Waggiest Tail

Best Novelty
Res Best Novelty

Entry to the Dog Show Parking area will require a pass placed in the vehicle’s windscreen where it can be seen clearly by parking stewards. Click here to download your pass → Dog Show Car Park Voucher

Kennel Club Companion Show Rules

DOGS WHICH HAVE WON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING AWARDS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY AT COMPANION DOG SHOWS:
Challenge Certificate, Reserve Challenge Certificate or Junior Warrant holders (or any award that counts towards the title of Champion under the rules of any governing body recognised by the Kennel Club). (Pedigree classes only).

A dog docked on or after the 6th April 2007 may not be entered for exhibition at this show.

Right to refuse entries. Exhibitors/competitors are reminded that show societies have the right under Kennel Club Regulations to refuse any entry.

DOGS ARE TO KEPT ON LEADS AND UNDER CONTROL AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE PUT ALL RUBBISH IN BAG/BINS PROVIDED AND CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG – BAGS ARE AVAILABLE.

THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL.

ABUSIVE OR AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS JUDGES, STEWARDS OR HELPERS AT THIS SHOW WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

THE ORGANIZERS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU, YOUR DOGS, OR YOUR BELONGINGS WHILST AT THE SHOW.

We politely request that in-season bitches are not exhibited at the Companion Dog Show – thank you for your consideration.

DOGS IN CARS ON HOT DAYS
Your dog is vulnerable and at risk during hot weather and the Kennel Club offers the following guidance to help guide you through the do’s and don’ts travelling to and whilst at Kennel Club licensed events.

  • When travelling to a show please take a moment to consider whether the route to the show is on a busy holiday route, and leave earlier to avoid increased time in traffic jams.
  • If your vehicle is not air-conditioned seriously consider whether travelling to the show is a good idea at all.
  • The vehicle should be as fully ventilated as possible, and plenty of stops should be taken, with lots of water available to drink.
  • Ensure your dog is not sitting in full sunlight. There should be plenty of free flowing air around the dog.
  • When at the show, never leave your dog in the vehicle.
  • Keep the dog in the shade – take your own shade, for example a large umbrella and always have plenty of water available to drink so your dog stays well hydrated.
  • Avoid your dog taking part in unnecessary exertion, or from standing in exposed sunlight for extended lengths of time.
  • Remember, if you feel hot your dog is very likely to feel much hotter and dehydrated, and this could lead to dire results. Please look after your dog’s welfare.

Warning: if your dog is found to be at risk, forcible entry to your vehicle may be necessary without liability for any damage caused.

Anyone whose dog is entered at a Kennel Club licensed event should take all reasonable steps to ensure the needs of their dog(s) are met, and should not put a dog’s health and welfare at risk by any action, default, omission or otherwise. Breach of Kennel Club Regulations in this respect may be referred to the General Committee for disciplinary action under Kennel Club Regulations.