The National Dog Show

organised by the Birmingham Dog Show Society (founded 1859)

9th - 12th May 2013
at the Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

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National Dog Show 2014 Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Rd, Stafford, ST18 0BD

Thursday 8th May 2014 Utility & Toy
Friday 9th May 2014 Hound & Terrier
Saturday 10th May 2014 Gundog
Sunday 11th May 2014 Working & Pastoral

Acting Secretary:

Mrs Jennie Griffiths
Home Farmhouse Cottage
Cardington Rd

Tel: 07771 203489           E-mail:

Entries for the 2014 have now closed a summary of entries for every breed can be found on the Fosse Data Systems web-site or Download here

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs will now be judged by Mr Noel Melling (subject to KC approval)

National Dog Show 2014

As usual, the Management Committee looks forward to welcoming exhibitors, old and new, to the Staffordshire Agricultural Showground between 8th - 11th May, 2014. We are delighted with another impressive entry of over 10,000 dogs and hope to once again demonstrate that we are 'the society that listens to our exhibitors'

Breed judging will start in all rings at 9.00am. YKC Members Stakes will commence at 8.30am

If you need to call the Secretary or Management Committee during the Show then call 01785 246403 (direct line only available from Wednesday 7th until Sunday 11th May)

There will be plenty of FREE PARKING for exhibitors and spectators alike. We would ask all exhibitors to have their Car Park passes displayed prior to arrival as the colour coding will enable speedy recognition to your designated parking spot - this will be the most convenient area for your benching wherever possible and will avoid undue delays on arrival.

Our 'MEET & GREET' team will be on hand as you arrive to point you in the right direction; the aim is for dogs to be benched in close proximity to their rings. On departure it is essential passes are shown to protect the safety of all exhibits.

An un-entered dogs tent is available - please remember however that all such dogs will require an Exit Pass, obtainable from the Secretary or the Chief Steward throughout the day

Visitors are welcome there is NO ADMISSION CHARGE, and car parking is free.

Please stay on to cheer on your favourite breed during Group Judging & Puppy Group Judging in the main ring each evening. There will be FREE TEA & COFFEE for spectators watching the Groups & Puppy Groups each evening from approximately 4.00pm

Should you require any information about the show, please contact Acting Secretary Jennie Griffiths by telephone on 07771 203489 or by email at

Please Note
No filming and or video recording within the confines of the National Dog Show 2014 is allowed without the express permission of the show management

'From Little Acorns'

A few copies remain of this very special hard back, colour book which provides an interesting record of the history of the Birmingham Dog Show Society. There are many illustrations and it includes amusing anecdotes that detail why a particular Kennel Club rule was introduced. Several of the Birmingham gentlemen involved with this society were responsible for the formation of the Kennel Club, now our governing body.

When the first dog show took place in 1859 - there were only pointers and setters, later 'foreign' dogs were introduced. As ladies took an interest and began to exhibit, there was concern about the amount of sawdust on the floor soiling their long skirts. What would they think of today's outfits and of course the man made 'tracking' used to walk on over the grass? Things have certainly changed in the dog world in some aspects but as you will see if you read this fascinating account, some things are just the same.

Available by Post from Acting Secretary, Mrs Jennie Griffiths, Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd, Home Farmhouse Cottage, Cardington Rd, Leebotwood, Shropshire, SY6 6LX

Or enquire at the Secretary's Office at the 2014 National Dog Show - the price: 20.00 plus postage and packing.

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