DFS Crufts Qualifiers come to Newbury

Dog lovers are invited to come along to enjoy the experience of meeting just over 8,500 dogs and their owners as they take part in the Southern Counties Canine Association Championship Dog Show at the Newbury Showground, which is just off the M4.

Around 135 different pedigree dog breeds will compete on the 4th, 5th and 6th June for the ultimate 'Best in Show' prize and for a chance to take part in next year’s DFS Crufts. 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.

Entry to the show is free, and spectators along with non-competing dogs are all welcome. For those who have never been to a dog show before a special welcome event will take place where the Chairman will host a short talk followed by a guided tour of the show.

On Friday 4th June visitors can see the Gundog and Utility groups being judged, with the Hounds, Toys and Terriers being shown on Saturday 5th before the Working and Pastoral groups round off the show on Sunday 6th prior to the Best in Show competition. To find out which group your favourite breed is in, please visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/breedhealth.

Young dog lovers will be in their element at the show where Young Kennel Club members can take part in the Junior Handling classes and the YKC Stakes class, which are open to crossbred and mixed breed dogs as well as pedigrees.

Southern Counties Chairman, David Cavill, said: “We are very proud of our show.  It is generally recognised as one of the most prestigious of the Championship shows in the canine calendar and has often been referred to as 'the Summer Crufts'.”


25th May 2010

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