DFS Crufts Qualifiers come to town

Dog lovers are invited to come along to enjoy the experience of meeting nearly 7,000 dogs entered in the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show in Musselburgh, East Lothian.

177 breeds of pedigree dog will compete from 21st to 23rd May 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 that enables dogs to qualify for DFS Crufts.

At the show there will also be Championship Obedience and Agility events, as dogs compete for one of the three Challenge Certificates they must win to become Champions in their chosen discipline.

Dog lovers of all ages will be in their element at the show, where the Young Kennel Club (YKC) will be hosting an Activity Weekend providing both new and experienced members with the opportunity to learn how to train their dogs or brush up their skills. Activities on offer include YKC Handling, the YKC Stakes and Junior Handling Association classes.

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.

Show Manager Myra Orr commented “This is a great day out for all. As well as the breed classes, we have so much going on from championship agility to obedience competition and there will be lots of stands where visitors can find new products and information.”

Admission is £5 for adults; £3 concession; and a Family Ticket is £12 for 2 adults and up to 2 children.

6th May 2010

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