dfs Crufts Qualifiers come to Scotland

Dog lovers are invited to come along to enjoy the experience of seeing nearly 5,000 dogs entered in the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Dog Show at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston.

Around 130 different breeds of pedigree dog will compete on the 28th and 29th August for the ultimate ‘Best in Show’ prize and for a chance to take part in the world’s largest dog show, 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.

Each day will host different breeds of pedigree dog, which are divided into seven groups. On Saturday 28th August, visitors can see the Gundog, Hound and Terrier groups being judged, before the Working, Pastoral, Utility and Toy breeds round off the show on Sunday 29th August. The seven group winners will then compete for the prestigious Best in Show award at the climax of the show on Sunday. 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 as Young Kennel Club and Junior Handling Association classes will be taking place.There will be dog agility classes on the Saturday, with handlers running their dogs up the A frame and over hurdles, whilst Sunday will showcase dog obedience.

Show Manager Myra Orr commented “This is a great day out for all - we have so much going on, from championship agility to obedience handling, and there will be lots of trade stands where visitors can find new products and information.“

Admission is £5 per adult; £3 concession; Family Ticket £12 (2 adults and up to 2 children).

11th August 2010
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