dfs Crufts Qualifiers come to Stafford

Dog lovers are invited to come along to enjoy the experience of seeing over 9,000 dogs entered in the Midland Counties Canine Society Championship Dog Show at the Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford.

Over 160 different breeds of pedigree dog will compete from 28th - 31st October 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 37 Group and General Championship Dog Shows licensed by the Kennel Club throughout the year which enable dogs to qualify for dfs Crufts, which takes place from 10th to 13th March 2011.

Each day will host different breeds of pedigree dog, which are divided into seven groups. On Thursday 28th October, visitors can see the Gundog group being judged, followed by the Working and Terrier groups on Friday 29th October and the Toy and Utility groups on Saturday 30th October before the Hound and Pastoral groups round off the show on Sunday 31st October. 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.

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

Midland Counties Canine Society Secretary, Margaret Everton commented: “This is a great day out for all as we have so much going on. As well as the championship show itself, there will also be lots of trade stands where visitors can find a variety of new products and useful information.”

Admission and car parking is free, making it the perfect day out for the whole family. Visitors are requested to leave their own dogs at home as non-competing dogs are not permitted into the event. Dogs must not be left in cars at the show.

Tickets for dfs Crufts are now on sale at http://www.crufts.org.uk/ticket-office.

12th October 2010
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