The World Famous Blackpool Championship Dog Show will take place from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June 2018 at Redwood Park, Pinfold Lane, Inskip, Nr Preston, PR4 0UA.

This is the 79th Annual Championship Dog Show where you can see some of the world’s best dogs. With over 7,000 dogs on show this is the largest canine extravaganza on the west coast of England. So indulge yourself in all that is canine, including over 50 dog-related trade stands.

Blackpool Championship Dog Show

Blackpool Championship Dog Show will see more than 200 breeds and their owners from all over the British Isles and beyond compete in a bid to qualify for the world’s biggest dog show, Crufts, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham next March.

This includes rare native British and Irish breeds such as the Lancashire Heeler originating from England, the Cardigan Corgi from Wales, the Smooth Collie from Scotland and the Irish Terrier from Ireland. These breeds are bred in such small numbers today that they are considered by the Kennel Club to be at risk of disappearing from the UK’s streets and parks.

The pedigree dogs taking part will be judged on a number of factors in the ring, including temperament and that they are fit, healthy and happy dogs that are good examples of their breed, as they compete for the ultimate ‘Best in Show’ prize.

The show is perfect for families researching the right breed of dog for them, and visitors will be able to meet the dogs themselves as well as talk to experts in each breed about finding a good breeder, what to expect from the breed, and training and care requirements.

Entry to the show is free and car parking costs £10. The public can bring ‘spectator dogs’ with them to the show, for a fee of £5, but will have to sign a declaration that their dog is free from any illness and ensure their dog is under control at all times. Spectator dogs may not compete at the show.

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