DFS Crufts Qualifiers come to Kelso

Dog lovers are invited to come along to enjoy the experience of seeing 6,000 dogs entered in the annual Border Union Agricultural Society Championship Dog Show in Springwood Park, Kelso.

Over 100 breeds of pedigree dog will compete on 19th and 20th June. A record entry of over eight hundred and twenty dogs in the Toy group, ninety Poodles, two hundred Golden Retrievers, assorted Chihuahuas, Great Danes and almost every breed you can think of will be competing for the ultimate ‘Best in Show’ prize and for a chance to take part in the world’s largest dog show, DFS Crufts.

There will also be a chance to see some of the rarest breeds in the country in the Rare Breed classes, including Pyrenean Sheepdogs and Russian Black Terriers on Saturday and Spanish Water Dogs and Bolognese on Sunday.

The show is one of 38 General Championship Dog Shows licensed by the Kennel Club throughout the year which enable dogs to qualify for DFS Crufts.

This year, the Kennel Club will have a stand at the show, with staff on hand to answer any enquiries, and to help newcomers to find out how they can get involved in dog showing.

Show Organiser Marjory MacGregor said: “The show is tremendously popular with all exhibitors, many of whom make the trip to Kelso with their caravans to enjoy a holiday week in the border town.

“In addition to watching the competitions, visitors will have the chance to browse round more than fifty trade stands with a wide range of dog-related products such as food, books, coats and grooming products, as well as special dog baths and even herbal remedies for dogs.”

The show promises to be an interesting and entertaining weekend for all. Car parking is free and admission is only £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and OAPs.

7th June 2010

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