Cornwall’s top dog shows for spring & summer 2016

porteliotMay sees Port Eliot’s annual dog festival, and a string of other events for canines taking place around Cornwall. Here is the calendar of dog shows for this season…

Sunday, April 24

Fun dog show, Gulval Cricket Club, 1pm

20 classes, 1st to 4th rosettes judging starts at 1pm, £1 per class on entry to ring, plenty of parking so came and enjoy a great afternoon out with your dog. Contact Ann on 01736 740285

Saturday April 30

K9 Crusaders Spring Fayre and Fun Dog Show, Perrnaworthal Village Hall from 11am
Lots of stalls, homemade food and cakes, kids activities and face painting, and of course a fun dog show. Cost –£1 per class for dog show

Gwinear Show, Nancemellin Farm,  Nanterrow Lane, Connor Downs

Gwinear Show is a fabulous show with a fun Dog Show that includes classes such as Dog the judge would most like to take home. There are also trade stands and a craft marquee with local producers offering their wares.

greyhounds2Saturday,  May 7

Port Eliot Dog festival, Port Eliot, St Germans 11am to 4.30pm

The annual Port Eliot Dog Festival, featuring Roo’s Whippet Tea Party and Lark’s Jumble Sale is happening once again this year and will be supporting Children’s Hospice South West. The day will have something for everyone with stalls, refreshments and entertainment for the public as well as a family dog show and agility course.  The highlight of the day is Roo’s Whippet Tea Party for our canine friends. Roo and Lark, Port Eliot’s resident whippets host a tea party for all dogs to come along to. This is a unique experience both for the dogs, who get to enjoy an incredible dog-friendly spread, as well as for owners who stand back and watch the chaos unfold.


Sunday, May 15

National Animal Welfare Trust May Fete and Fun Dog Show, Connor Downs, Hayle

Lots of great stalls selling everything from pet accessories and dog treats.  Fun games for four and two-legged competitors alike and a BBQ and refreshments, as well as the Fun Dog Show. Funds raised will support the cats and dogs at the centre.

Penzance & District Canine Society, at Penzance Leisure Centre from 9am

100 class members limited show. (Held Under Kennel Club Limited rules and show regulations, entry for members only). Show secretary: Mr N Roberts 01736 762517

_T5C1721 Thursday, June 9

The Royal Cornwall Show Dog Show

There are dog shows throughout all the three days of the show, with around one thousand dogs (well, their owners) hoping to come away with honours .

Canine Section Groups for 2016 Thursday – Terriers, Pastoral & Working;  Friday – Utility & Toys; Saturday – Hounds & Gundogs

There is also a fun dog show again this year on the Saturday of the show – so everyone can get involved with various classes with the £1 entry fee per dog per class donated to the show’s 2 official charities.



Monday, July 11

Stithians Show

There is a Dog Agility Show organised by Carn Brea Agility Club and a Dog Show at this year’s Stithians Show, both operated under Kennel Club Rules and both extremely popular.


greyhoundsSaturday, August 13

Russet Greyhound Sanctuary – Open Day & Fun Dog Show, Camborne, 11am

There will be a fun dog show at Russet Greyhound Sanctuary, Stray Park Road with stalls and fundraising for The Retired Greyhound Trust. Contact Pete English on 01209 216808 for more August 13

September 24

Last Chance Hotel Dog Show at MA Grigg Open Day,  Sticker PL26 7JH from 1pm

Lots of  fun at the summer show for this much-loved dog rescue charity, with opportunities to see how happy some of the dogs are in their new lives at the Dog Show which starts at 1pm.  Funds raised will support all the animals at the centre.