Dog showing

The most popular form of canine competition in this country is the dog show - the contest for purebred dogs registered with The Kennel Club, such as those seen at Crufts.
A woman in a red jacket showing her dog at Crufts
New to dog showing

Dog showing is the UK's most popular canine activity. It's a great way to show why your dog is the best in the world!

Get started
White dog being shown at Crufts by a lady in a red outfit
Already competing in dog showing?

Learn more about shows you can compete in, awards you can win and how to qualify for Crufts.

For exhibitors
A Lagotto Romagnolo being shown at Crufts
Judging dog shows

If you're a judge, or perhaps you're an exhibitor who feels ready to start judging, these resources are for you.

For judges
A woman showing her Papillon
Dog show secretary information

If you're a secretary, this section has everything you need to know about running a show or a club.

For secretaries

Companion dog shows

Nova Scotia at a dog show

Just starting out in dog showing? Companion dog shows are fun, informal events that all dogs can take part in. They're usually held as part of a village fete, a charity open day or as a fundraising event in their own right.

Companion dog shows