With Edinburgh's festival season in full swing, the Scottish
Kennel Club is hosting its own 'four-legged festival' in the city
this weekend. The Scottish Kennel Club Championship Dog Show is
being held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August at the Royal
Highland Showground, Ingliston.
More than 4,400 dogs from over 125 breeds will descend on the city
for the annual show, to compete for the ultimate 'Best in Show'
prize, and for the chance to qualify for the world's greatest dog
Visitors will have the chance to see their favourite breeds in
action, and talk to experts to find out more about caring for
healthy, happy dogs. For those thinking about getting a dog,
the show is the perfect opportunity to interact with man's best
friend and find out more about dog showing and the many other
activities dog owners can get involved in with their
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 next year's Crufts.
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "The Scottish Kennel
Club show is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers of all ages to
spend some time with man's best friend. There is always a lot
to do at the show, and visitors will be able to see all the firm
favourites, such as the Labradors, Pugs, and Staffordshire Bull
Terriers, as well as some of the rarer breeds like the iconic
Scottish breed, the Skye Terrier, made famous by Edinburgh's own
"The show is always very popular and brilliant fun for the whole
family and we'd recommend you come along and see exactly what is
involved in a Championship dog show. You'll also be able to
get in a little bit of retail therapy at some of the fantastic
trade stands that are on offer, selling a great selection of doggy
"Edinburgh is alive with festival-goers from all over the world at
the moment, and for those who love dogs, the show would make the
perfect addition to their experience of the city."
There is a £5 car parking fee at the show. 'Spectator dogs' are
welcome for a £5 fee payable at the gate.
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