Country Dog Show (Dorset)

The best dog day out in Dorset returns

Country Dog Show 2022

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our Country Dog Show for 2022, which is proudly sponsored by Animal Friends Pet Insurance.

Come along to our Church Knowle Centre on Sunday 7th August for a fantastic day out.

Country Dog Show Poster

Gates open at 11:00am and the dog show will begin from 11:30am.

Entry is £4 for adults and £2.50 for children up to 12 years, dog show classes are £2 per class.

Dog Show


There will be a male and female ring at the event and many great classes for you and your furry friends to enter:

Ring 1 (Male dogs)


Waggiest Tail - Sponsored by Natterjacks Vet, Poole

Child Handler, 6-11yrs* - Sponsored by Hillside Vets

Golden Oldie




Best Condition - Sponsored by Sooty and Sam

Best Rescue - Sponsored by The BV Magazine

Most Appealing Eyes - Sponsored by Barking Barbers

The Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home

Most Handsome Boy


Ring 2 (Female dogs) - In loving memory of Dave and Elvi Woodsford


Waggiest Tail - Sponsored by Hillside Vets

Child Handler, 12 -16yrs* - Sponsored by Purbeck Ice Cream

Golden Oldie




Best Condition - Sponsored by Burn Technology Limited

Best Rescue - Sponsored by The BV Magazine

Most Appealing Eyes - Sponsored by Paul Hutton-Cornish

The Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home

Prettiest Girl


* Both male and female dogs can enter these classes


Rosettes will be awarded for 1st - 5th place and prizes will be awarded to the winners.


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Other Attractions


There will be a wide range of activities for you and your dogs to get involved with, including Flyball, Have-a-go-Agility and Doggy Lucky Dip, as well as a Cool-down Zone to ensure your dogs stay cool and hydrated throughout the day.


Make sure you explore the other exciting attractions that will be there on the day, including:


  • Liberty's Birds of Prey 

  • Dorset Police Dog Demonstration with PD Jeff, PD Loxley and RPD Rodney

  • WorldLife

  • Live music from AllSort'd and Andy O'Sullivan 

  • Dorset Car Club

  • Children's Activity Corner - including face painting!

  • Tombola

  • Our very own stall of pre-loved and new doggy items

  • Professional Photo Session for you and your dogs by Steve Cole Photography


Hot food and refreshments will be available on the day, including award-winning Purbeck Ice Cream, and we look forward to welcoming many wonderful local stall holders to the event for you to enjoy.  


Enter to Win!


Don't miss out on the opportunity to purchase tickets for our:


  • Holiday Raffle - for the chance to win a mid-week break, in a dog-friendly lodge, at Burnbake Lodges and Campsite in 2023, worth over £500!

  • Grand Draw - with a top prize of £600 to be won

  • Summer Raffle - there are many fabulous prizes up for grabs

  • Hamper Raffle - as a treat for you and your four-legged friends




Animal Friends Pet Insurance


We are absolutely delighted that the Country Dog Show is being proudly sponsored by Animal Friends Pet Insurance, who not only offers award-winning pet insurance and affordable cover to suit every budget, they’re also the only leading UK pet insurer founded with the specific purpose to protect animals around the world! So far, they’ve donated over £7million to more than 650 animal charities and conservancies across the globe, from large scale community campaigns to small contributions and one-off projects. Protecting over 1 million of the nation’s cats, dogs and horses, they’re proud to be different and help give animals the chance to thrive.


Please visit Animal Friends' website here, to find out more about our wonderful sponsor and how they could support you and your four-legged friends.


We would also like to say a huge thank you to our dog show class sponsors for supporting us with the event this year: 


The BV Magazine   Hillside Vets Logo   Sooty and Sam Logo   Purbeck Ice Cream Logo   

Burn Technology Logo   Natterjacks Vet Poole   Barking Barbers


Thank you to Caroline Leeming and Maureen Lock for helping us with judging and to Purbeck Coast Radio for supporting us with their PA announcements on the day. 


Get in Touch


If you have any questions about this event, please contact