Have a Go Dog Shows

Have you ever watched Crufts and wished you could take part? Here is your chance !

Training days across the country will be hosted at Kennel Club licensed All Breed Championship shows during 2019. This is the perfect opportunity for someone new to the world of pedigree dogs to take part and understand what it takes to be involved in dog showing. 

Each session will cost £10. The cost includes; a beginners dog showing pack and training which will cover the following topics:

  • Getting ready for taking part.
  • Basic skills required for participating.
  • What to expect when participating.
  • What to do once you have participated.

A list of shows/venues/contact details and booking forms can be found below. If you have any further questions, please contact breedshows@thekennelclub.org.uk 

Manchester Dog Show Society, Stafford
19th January 2019Start time: 1pm
Mr P Harding
01514 267 737 / 07793 285 628
Click here to book your place.

Birmingham Dog Show Society, Stafford
Mrs J Griffiths
01694 751326 

Scottish Kennel Club

Miss G Jones
01316 653 920

Bath Canine Society

Mr L Cox
01278 760210

Windsor Dog Show Society, Windsor
Mrs I Terry
0208 850 5321

Leeds City & District Canine Association, Harewood Estate
Mrs E Stannard

Welsh Kennel Club, Builth Wells
Mr & Mrs G. Hill
01446 792 457 / 07976 641 968 

Darlington Dog Show Society, Ripon 
Mr D Guy
01915 810 381 / 07889 399 756 

Ladies Kennel Association, NEC Birmingham
Ms G Marley
01665 713 989 / 07707 025 991

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson

FOUNDER MEMBER Belstown Bolognese. I live with 3 Bolognese and live in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. I own 3 Bolognese and show the youngest Harry. I also work part time as a support worker. I originally chose the breed for my daughter to show as a Junior Handler, but she has grown up and number of dogs have grown too! I originally trained as a Veterinary Nurse, as well as managing large show/breeding/boarding & quarantine kennels. I progressed to the commercial sector in sales and marketing of pet products, including running my own PR agency for pet related companies. Along with a few other like minded enthusiasts, we started this club in August 2015 as we felt the breed needed an information centre and a friendly group where people could share their views and learn more about the breed, so I started The Bolognese Dog Club UK. I have bred 7 litters, but don't breed currently.