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Family Fun Day & Novelty Dog Show (Dorset)

Save the Date - 4th August 2019

 FFD and NDS 2019

We have so many things for you to enjoy at our Family Fun Day & Novelty Dog Show taking place on 4th August at Church Knowle Rehoming & Visitor Centre, Church Knowle, Wareham BH20 5NQ. There will be activities for all the family to enjoy and, of course, the Novelty Dog Show for the four legged friends to take part in. 

The Novelty Dog Show will be held on the main event field from 12:00 in Rings 2 & 3. Entry is just £2 a class or £10 for 6 classes. Rosettes will be awarded to 6th place in each class. Please note no dogs under 6 months old or bitches in season are elgible to enter the dog show.

Ring 1 

Have a go Agility run by Moonlight throughout the day.

Moonlight Obedience display - 14:00

Ring 2 

Class  Time* Sponsored by 
1. Best Condition Male  12:00 Damory Vets
2. Best Golden Oldie Male  12:30 Spetisbury Construction
3. Best Male Rescue  13:00 Top Coat Print 
4. Best Overall Rescue  13:30 Stackhouse Poland Limited 
Moonlight Obedience Display in Ring 1  14:00  
5. Most Handsome Male 14:30 Suttles 
6. Best Child Handler (6 - 11 years)  15:00  
7. Best Pairs (alike or opposite)  15:30  Collis Animal Therapy

Ring 3

Class Time* Sponsored by
8. Best Condition Female 12:00  
9. Best Golden Oldie Female  12.30  Paul Hutton-Cornish
10. Best Female Rescue  13:00  
11. Dog the Judge would most like to take home 13:30  Laceys Solicitors 
Moonlight Obedience Display in Ring 1 14:00  
12. Prettiest Female  14:30  Paul Hutton-Cornish
13.Best Child Handler (12 - 16 years)  15:00 AbitQuackers
14. Most Appealing Eyes  15:30 The Roman Group 

* timings are approximate and dependent on class sizes

Family Fun Day Activities 

Event  Time Location
Egg Collecting** All day from 12:00 Chickenham Palace 
Make a Cat Toy  All day from 12:00 The Jackson Shed 
Hobby Horse Gymkhana** All day from 12:00 Sand School
Rabbit Game** All day from 12:00 Event Field 
Introduction to our Horses 11:30 The Stables 
Introduction to our Pigs  12:05 The Wallows 
Introduction to our Sheep & Goats  12:40 Hillbilly Hollow
Introduction to our Cats  13:15 Cat Cottage
Introduction to our Chickens  14:00 Chickenham Palace
Introduction to our Rabbits  14:35 The Warren 

**These are paid activities, please collect your tokens from the token booth on the event field

In addition to the Dog Show  and Family Fun Day activites there will be Haybale Hurdles, a Splash Zone and games for the dogs to enjoy. 

There will also be local traders offering festival food, craft, accessories and more including:

  • Hayley's Handmade Crafts
  • Jurassic Cottage Foods
  • Cupcakes by Jill 
  • Rockin Rustic dog accessories, enrichment toys etc
  • Mrs T's Traditional Teatime treats
  • Blackdog DNA
  • Sue's handmade dog collars, leads and blankets 
  • Mabel & Bertie's Gourmet Dog biscuits 
  • Woofypics - studio session dog photography
  • Cherry Bar
  • Ahh Roma coffee
  • English Vintage Summer Ice Cream
  • O'hagans hot food

Other stalls will include, an MGAR Retail Stand with new goods and bric a brac, book stall, Grand Draw to name just a few, as well as East Dorset Bat Rescue.



Thank you to all who have supported the event with sponsorship


Damory Vet Logo

Spetisbury Construction logo       


Top Coat logo   

Suttles logo 

    Abitquackers logo


            The Roman group logo        


                        Laceys Solicitors Logo      

                Stackhouse Poland Logo

             Collis Animal Therapy Logo