Companion Dog Shows FAQ's


1. Question: What is the difference between a Companion Dog Show and a Fun Show?

Answer: Generally Fun Shows will not schedule classes specifically for pedigree dogs.  Companion Dog Shows will schedule classes for pedigree dogs where the dogs will be judged against the Kennel Club Breed Standards, it will also schedule fun classes such as ‘dog with the waggiest tail’ ‘dog the judge would like to take home’.  The benefits of holding a Companion Dog Show license is that exhibitors know that the show will be held in accordance with KC regulations and standards of competition which includes the requirement that the show carries public liability insurance.  The Kennel Club will also assist in resolving any incidents at the show. 

2. Question: Does my dog need to be a pedigree?

Answer: No- generally most of the classes will be fun classes “dog with the waggiest tail” however, one of the regulations is that a Companion Dog Show has to have a minimum of one pedigree class.

3. Question: How old does my dog need to be to take part?

Answer: Only dogs of 6 calendar months of age and over on the day of the show are eligible for entry.

4. Question: Do I need to pre-register?

Answer: This is entirely up to the show organisers. Usually, registration will be on the day. However anyone who is wishing to take part, should check with the organisers.

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