Country Dog Show (Dorset)

It's back! Don't miss out on this exciting 'op-paw-tunity'

Country Dog Show 2024


We are delighted to announce that our Country Dog Show will be returning to our Church Knowle centre in Dorset on Sunday 4th August!

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


Country Dog Show Poster 2024


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.


Fun Dog Show


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

Ring 1 (male dogs)


1. Waggiest Tail - Sponsored by J & T Tubes Ltd

2. Golden Oldie (7+) - Sponsored by Natterjacks Vet

3. Best Rescue - Sponsored by Norden Farm

4. The Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home




5. Most Fabulous Fella

6. Most Appealing Eyes 

7. Best Condition - Sponsored by Verm-X

8. Best Trick - Sponsored by Hillside Vets 


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


1. Waggiest Tail - Sponsored by Paul & Sally Hutton-Cornish

2. Golden Oldie (7+) - Sponsored by Natterjacks Vet

3. Best Rescue - Sponsored by Norden Farm

4. The Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home 




5. Most Gorgeous Girl - Sponsored by J & T Tubes Ltd

6. Most Appealing Eyes 

7. Best Condition - Sponsored by Verm-X

8. Best Trick - Sponsored by Hillside Vets 


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 & your dogs to get involved with, including Doggy Dash, sponsored by Leucillin, Have-a-go-Agility & Doggy Lucky Dip.

Please check out the Pooch Cooling Stations, to ensure your dogs stay cool & hydrated throughout the day.

Our highly popular Rescue Dog Reunion, sponsored by Damory Vets, will be returning bigger, better & more inclusive for its second year. All rescue dogs are welcome to attend and receive a special ribbon to wear with pride on their lead or harness.

We would also love for any ex-MGAR residents to pop by & say 'hello' to the staff who cared for them, and share stories about how they’ve been thriving in their 'fur-ever' homes!

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

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

We will be hosting our own refreshments stall, sponsored by Winkworth Highcliffe & Mudeford, which will be available throughout the day with a range of delicious cakes, snacks and hot & cold drinks to keep you energised & hydrated.

Hot food & tasty treats will also be available from a selection of fabulous local vendors, 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:


Thank you to our sponsors


Damory Vets

Damory Veterinary Clinic is a mixed animal practice based in Blandford Forum. We pride ourselves on giving a professional, dedicated service every day of the year. We cover all of our own out-of-hours at our practice in Blandford, with nurses on site 24/7, 365 days a year. We are proud to have 8 Small-Animal Veterinary Surgeons, most of whom hold certificates in advanced Veterinary Care. Our Equine department is made up of 6 full time Equine Veterinary Surgeons, supported by an Equine Veterinary Assistant, alongside our specialist Farm department, which has a further 6 full time dedicated Farm Vets.


J & T Tubes Ltd

Established in 1987, J&T Tubes Ltd is a company based in Poole specialising in tube bending, welding and fabrication. Margaret Green Animal Rescue is a local charity that we are proud to support, as they do a wonderful job looking after the welfare of all of the animals in their care.


Norden Farm

Norden Farm Campsite is a family-run touring caravan & camping site on a working farm, along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.  Located just outside Corfe Castle and near renowned beaches such as Studland and Sandbanks, this idyllic campsite offers a perfect getaway. The on-site farm shop offers an extensive selection of local biscuits, cakes, jams, chutneys, dairy produce, meat, ice cream, ciders, wine, spirits, and more. Norden Farm’s prime location makes it easy to explore the picturesque Isle of Purbeck. With two bus stops conveniently situated at the site entrance, and a steam train to Swanage just a five-minute walk away, you'll find it effortless to explore the Isle of Purbeck!

Natterjacks Vet

Established in 2012, Natterjacks Vet is a Dorset-based practice with branches located in Poole & Bournemouth. Our aim is to provide exceptional, personal and affordable care to the pets within our local communities. With a wide range of services and treatment options available, and a skilled and friendly team on hand, we can ensure your family member gets the care they need.


Hillside Vets

Established in 1997 in the heart of Corfe Mullen, Hillside Veterinary Centre are proud to care for the pets in the community and to be there for their owners too. We believe that looking after a pet is a team effort between families and their veterinary team. From those tentative first visits, to ongoing health checks and through to those difficult end-of-life conversations, our experienced team will be there for every step with a welcoming smile, listening ear, information and advice garnered from years of experience, a warm drink or even a hug at those times when you need it most.


Winkworth offer tremendous coverage to property sellers and a superb variety of properties to buyers. Winkworth’s role in the community is to keep the process of moving house as smooth and stress free as possible, and our two Winkworth offices in Dorset at Highcliffe & Mudeford are situated in the heart of an area with many animal lovers, including us with our Dachshund terrier crosses, Dude & Monty! Margaret Green Animal Rescue is the local charity close to our hearts with its superb team of wonderful carers looking after a wide variety of animals, as well as cats and dogs. Our clients love donating to our Christmas appeal for MGAR, and we wanted to further add our support to their wonderful work by supporting the Country Dog Show.



Leucillin, The Must Have Solution For All Pet Owners. Healthy Skin makes for a happy and healthy pet. Leucillin is a new approach to animal skincare, giving owners the confidence to manage minor skin problems, it is a safe, effective and reliable skincare solution, a must have for all pet owners. Tough on microbes yet kind to skin, Leucillin kills germs that can cause irritation, red, dry, itchy, flaky or smelly skin, Leucillin is instantly soothing and calming, providing you with a powerful formula you can rely on. Leucillin is suitable for all pets; from Cats to Cayman, Dogs to Degus, Hamsters to Horses.


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Dog Show Rules


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

  • All dogs are kept on a lead at all times

  • No female dogs to attend if they are in season

  • The judges' decision is final


Get in Touch


If you are interested in trading at this event, sponsoring a class or stall, or have any questions, please email: and our friendly team will be in touch with more details.

Save the date and keep an eye on this page for further updates - we look forward to seeing you there!