- Newbury's largest dog show and one of the biggest in
- More than 8,000 dogs will compete over three
- More than 30 trade stands selling all things
- The opportunity to see rare breeds including the
Cardigan Corgi (lesser known than its royal Pembroke cousin) and
Glen of Imaal Terrier (named after a remote valley in Ireland's
- More than 200 breeds on display including many family
favourites such as the Boxer, Labrador and Golden Retriever and
- Dogs competing for a spot at the world famous Crufts
dog show, to be held next March in Birmingham
More than 8,000 dogs from over 200 breeds will be descending on
the Newbury Showground in Berkshire from 3rd - 5th June 2016 for
the popular Southern Counties Canine Association Championship Show
- the largest dog show in Newbury and one of the UK's biggest.
The show will see dogs and their owners from all over the
British Isles and beyond compete in a bid to qualify for the
world's biggest dog show, Crufts, which will be held at the NEC in
Birmingham next March.
The pedigree dogs taking part will be judged on a number of
factors in the ring, including temperament and that they are fit,
healthy and happy dogs that are good examples of their breed, as
they compete for the ultimate 'Best in Show' prize.
The show is one of the largest gatherings of dogs in the UK and
will see rare native British and Irish breeds competing, such as
the Cardigan Corgi originating from Wales (20 of this breed on
show), the Deerhound from Scotland (35), the Lakeland Terrier from
England (14) and the Glen of Imaal Terrier from Ireland
These breeds are bred in such small numbers today that they are
considered by the Kennel Club to be at risk of disappearing from
the UK's streets and parks. Alongside these breeds will be some of
the more well-known ones such as the Whippet (246 of this breed on
show), Golden Retriever (221), Labrador Retriever (195) and Boxer
The show is perfect for families researching the right breed of
dog for them, and visitors will be able to meet the dogs themselves
as well as talk to experts in each breed about finding a good
breeder, what to expect from the breed, and training and care
Angela Cavill, secretary of the show, said: "Ours is one of the
largest dog shows held in the UK and we are naturally very proud of
our rich history. Being so near to London, the show brings
thousands of dog lovers to the area each year and we are expecting
this year's show to be bigger and better than ever.
"The show is a huge celebration of man's best friend and
visitors will get to meet lots of wonderful dogs throughout the
weekend, find out more about dog showing and the various activities
they can get involved in with their own dog, and browse the doggy
wares on the trade stands.
"Anyone thinking about getting a pedigree dog can come along and
research their favourite breeds, as well as some of the lesser
known breeds they may not even have heard of, and take the
opportunity to meet the dogs themselves, which is definitely a
favourite with families."
Competition classes are held across the seven pedigree dog
groups. Friday 3rd June will see the Hound and Toy breeds
competing, followed by the Working, Pastoral Terrier breeds on
Saturday 4th and the Utility and Gundog breeds on Sunday 5th.
Sunday also sees the climax of the competition - Best in Show -
followed by Best Puppy in Show and Best Veteran in Show.
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.
Entry to the show is free, as is car parking. Only dogs
entered into the show are permitted at the event.
To find out more, visit www.corsini.co.uk/scca/.
More information on dog showing, and any other activity dog
owners can get involved in with their dogs, can be found at www.thekennelclub.org.uk.