Around 7,000 dogs from almost 150 breeds will be descending on
Guildford next weekend (Friday 6th - Sunday 8th September), as the
Richmond Championship Dog Show Society holds its annual
Championship Dog Show at Loseley Park.
Dogs of all shapes and sizes from all over the country will be
competing for the ultimate 'Best in Show' prize, and for the chance
to qualify for the world's greatest dog show, Crufts, held in
Birmingham in March.
From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, visitors to the show will get 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 fun activities dog owners can get
involved in with their pets.
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.
Ron James, Richmond Championship Dog Show Secretary, said: "We are
expecting a very busy and fun-packed weekend at the show, with lots
to see. It is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers of all
ages to come and meet their favourite breeds, from some of the
rarer British native breeds that aren't often seen, to the firm
family favourites, like the Labrador.
"With some great trade stands selling a selection of dog products,
visitors can get in a bit of retail therapy and spend a day out
with man's best friend. We welcome 'spectator dogs' too, so
visitors can bring their dog along for a small fee on the day and
experience all the excitement of a Championship dog show."
There is a £10 car parking fee at the show and entry is
free. 'Spectator dogs' are welcome for a £5 fee payable at
for more information.