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Dog Show Classes and Competition Rules

 

Competition Classes

The dog show classes will run in this order, starting at 12:30. Please come and register from 12 noon to avoid queuing later.  It is up to you to make sure you are at the ring in time, so please check progress at the registration desk. 

1. Junior Handler (young person – 16 and under)

2. Prettiest Bitch

3. Most Handsome Dog

4. Golden Oldies (any dog aged 7+)

5. Best Trick (dogs must be kept on a lead)

6. Waggiest Tail

7. Best Rescue Dog

8. Best sausage catcher

9. Top Dog (best in show from all winning classes)

Fee: £2.00 per class or £10.00 per dog for as many classes as you want.  Top Dog is free. 

Prizes: There will be rosettes and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place except for Top Dog where there will be special prizes for the winner and runner-up. 

Rosettes sponsored by Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group http://www.alnorthumbriavets.co.uk/

A range of superior prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd donated by well known pet companies:

Hills UK, Harringtons, Burns, Purina and Pets Kitchen. 

Please read the competition rules

Competition Rules

Please remember that you are responsible at all times for the behaviour and the safety of your dogs and their handlers.

Please follow any instructions given during the event by the organisers.

All dogs must be microchipped by Law.

All dogs to be kept on a lead and under control at all times.

Any dog deemed to be out of control or of risk to others will be asked to leave the fete.

Please be respectful of Elsdon Village green and always clear up after your dog. There are free poop scoops at the registration desk and dog waste bins at several sites around the green.

Where classes are age-specific (e.g. Golden Oldies) the specified ranges must be adhered to.

Please do not bring bitches in season to the show.

Children must be kept under control and supervised by an adult at all times. Please ensure children don't approach dogs without permission. Before attempting to stroke any dog, always ask the owner’s permission, and respect their response. If the owner says it’s OK, approach the dog slowly and gently and never shout or scream in the vicinity of dogs.

Please make sure that no dog is brought to any show which has contracted or has been knowingly exposed to any infectious or contagious disease during the 21 days prior to the show, or is suffering from a condition which adversely affects its health or welfare.

DOGS IN CARS ON HOT DAYS:

Your dog is vulnerable and AT RISK if left in a vehicle in high temperatures and even on days considered as slightly warm. Please take care of your dog. Do not leave your dog in a vehicle at the fete.

IF YOUR DOG IS FOUND TO BE AT RISK, FORCIBLE ENTRY TO YOUR VEHICLE MAY BE NECESSARY WITHOUT LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED.

And after all that, have fun! You and your dog.