Thousands of dogs to Descend on Guildford for Championship Dog Show

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 the gate.

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