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The Spectacular Paignton Championship Dog Show 2016

4 August 2016 | 1 comments

The renowned Paignton Championship Dog show is taking place over 4 days, from 6 to 9 August 2016 at Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ.

This is a fantastic canine experience, for dog lovers and those who love to watch competitive events. The show is a qualifying event for Crufts and it hosts no less than 163 dog breeds. Obedience classes are scheduled for the final show day, with dog agility classes taking place on all 4 show days.

Paignton Championship Dog Show – timetable:

  • 6th August: Terriers and Gundogs
  • 7th August: Hounds
  • 8th August: Working and Pastoral
  • 9th August: Toy and Utility
  • Open Agility:  6 to 9 August 2016
  • Open Obedience: 9 August 2016
  • Have a Go Scurries: 6 – 8 August 2016

There are expected to be around 6,000 dogs taking part, which makes it one of the largest events of its type in the UK. Judging of the pedigree dogs in the competition is based on a number of factors, as they all compete for the “Best in the Show” prize. Owners need to prove that their pets are happy and healthy, fit, with a pleasant temperament and be an outstanding example of their breed.

The rare native breeds from Ireland and Britain that are competing will include the Irish, Kerry blue terrier, the Deerhound from Scotland, the Sealyham Terrier from Wales and the Sussex Spaniel from England. As well as being an observance of man’s best friend, visitors to the Dog show will be able to browse the many trade stands, dedicated to all things for dogs and to discover more about showing their own pets.

Entry fee and conditions

Car parking and admission to the show is free. The public is allowed to bring their pet dogs to the show, for an entry fee of £6. However, they must be prepared to sign a declaration form ensuring that their dog is fit and healthy, and will be under total control at all times.

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