Country Dog Show (Dorset)

Join us for a fun day out for all!


Country Dog Show 2023


We are super excited to announce that our Country Dog Show will be returning to our Church Knowle centre on Sunday 6th August 2023!

Join us for a 'paw-some' day for your dogs and all the family, to help us raise vital funds for rescue animals in need. 

Country Dog Show Poster 2023

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

Entry is £5 for adults and £2 for children up to 12 years, with the Dog Show classes priced at £2 per class.


Dog Show


There will be two rings at the event and many great classes for you and your furry friends to enter:

Ring 1 (male dogs)


1. Waggiest Tail - Sponsored by Natterjacks Vet

2. Golden Oldie (7+) - Sponsored by Hillside Veterinary Centre

3. Best Rescue - Sponsored by Bournemouth Montessori Centre

4. The Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home - Sponsored by J & T Tubes Ltd




5. Most Fabulous Fella - Sponsored by Suttles

6. Most Appealing Eyes - Sponsored by Steve Cole Photography

7. Best Condition

8. Best Trick


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


1. Waggiest Tail - Sponsored by Natterjacks Vet

2. Golden Oldie (7+) - Sponsored by Purbeck Ice Cream

3. Best Rescue - Sponsored by Hillside Veterinary Centre

4. The Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home - Sponsored by King's Castle Montessori in Memory of Daisy




5. Most Gorgeous Girl - Sponsored by Paul & Sally Hutton-Cornish

6. Most Appealing Eyes - Sponsored by Steve Cole Photography

7. Best Condition - Sponsored by Priorschest Golden Retrievers 

8. Best Trick - Sponsored by J & T Tubes Ltd


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 Doggy Dash, Have-a-go-Agility, sponsored by Hilton Herbs, and Doggy Lucky Dip.

Please check out the Pooch Cooling Stations, sponsored by Dorset Car Club, 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:

  • Dorset Car Club

  • Tombola

  • Face painting & glitter tattoos

  • Rehome a Teddy & Lollipop Lottery 

  • Doggy Ball Bob

  • Live demonstration from Dorset Police Dogs

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

  • MGAR Dog Reunion

  • Professional photo session for you and your dogs by Steve Cole Photography

Don't forget to visit our Refreshments stall, sponsored by Dumbledore Vets, which will include a range of delicious cakes, snacks and hot & cold drinks to keep you energised throughout the day.

Hot food and refreshments will also be available from a selection of fabulous local vendors, including award-winning Purbeck Ice Cream, and we look forward to welcoming many wonderful stall holders to the event for you to enjoy.  


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Enter to Win!


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

  • Grand Draw - with a top prize of £1,000 to be won!

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




We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors for supporting us, and to PPL PRS for supplying us with a free TheMusicLicence this year: 


Natterjacks Vet     Purbeck Ice Cream     Hillside Veterinary Centre     Bournemouth Montessori Centre

Steve Cole Photography     Dumbledore Vets     Suttles     Hilton Herbs

Priorschest Golden Retrievers     Dorset Car Club     King's Castle Montessori     J & T Tubes Ltd



Dog Show Rules


During your time at the event, we kindly ask that:

  • All dogs are kept on a lead at all times 

  • Dogs under 6 months are not eligible to enter any of the classes, but they are very welcome to socialise on the day

  • No female dogs to attend if they are in season 

  • The judges' decision is final


Get in Touch


If you have any questions about this event, please email: and the team will be in touch with more details. 

We look forward to seeing you there!