Companion Dog Show

Please note: Some details may vary from the 2016 printed Schedule

Companion Dog Show by kind permission of the Kennel Club

Rosettes are awarded for first five in each class.
Entries 12pm until 1:30pm on the day.
Fee: £3 pedigree classes, £2 novelty classes
Judging (separate rings) from 2pm.

Pedigree Classes

from 2pm
1. Best Puppy

any variety 6-12 months

2. Best Sporting

any variety

3. Best Non Sporting

any variety

4. Open

any variety of pedigree dog or puppy

Best in Show

is then judged from winners in classes 1-4

Novelty Classes

from 2pm
5. Best Condition
6. Best Child Handling (10 - 16 yrs)
7. Best Veteran (8 years plus)
8. Best Crossbreed
9. Handsomest dog
10. Prettiest bitch
11. Best rescue
12. Dog the judge would most like to take home

News on Rose at 16 months old: Rose is continuing her 'soundwork' training and has passed her Puppy Three Star award. She will become a fully qualified hearing dog after her time at the charity's centre in Buckinghamshire. Within months, she should be matched with a deaf person.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and in public buildings.

Hearing Dogs was launched at the world famous Crufts dog show in 1982.
Since then 1,600 life-changing partnerships between deaf people and hearing dogs in the UK have been created. There are currently over 750 working partnerships in the country.
The West End Show runs a Companion Dog Show by kind permission of The Kennel Club every year for pedigree and novelty classes. As part of our fundraising to organise the Show we are able to make donations to associated and local charities and good causes and, each year, we are delighted to support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The Show Committee is honoured to be asked to become a puppy sponsor which means we shall be following the progress of Rose, the black Cocker Spaniel through her training until she begins her role as a companion to a deaf person.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People will be represented at the Show, so we hope you will show them your support.


Training advice with Kirsten from Sanity4Dogs

Have your training and behaviour questions answered in the dog show arena from 1:40pm