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 2013

Thursday 9th May 2013 Hound & Terrier
Friday 10th May 2013 Gundog
Saturday 11th May 2013 Working & Pastoral
Sunday 12th May 2013 Utility & Toy


Mrs Angela Mitchell
Church Clerk's Cottage
Church Hill
CO11 2JX

Tel: 01206 391984           E-mail:

Schedules have now being posted out to those exhibitors who made a postal entry last year and for all other exhibitors schedules are available on request from the Secretary, or can be downloaded from Fosse Data 


There is an error in the class definition for Special Beginners as shown on pages 19, 23, 29 and 35 which should read ‘For owner, handler or exhibit not having won a Challenge Certificate’.  The definition shown on page 9 is correct.

NOTICE FOR CARAVANNERS AT THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW 2013: please note that our show schedule states that charges for caravans/motorhomes are £30 if paid with entries, or £50 if paid on arrival.  The committee has given this careful consideration and has now agreed that all caravans/motorhomes will be charged at a flat rate of £30, whether pre-booked or not, and regardless of the number of nights.

***** Cesky Terriers will now be judged by Mr Roger Thomas *****
***** Welsh Terriers will now be judged by Mr Brian Rodgers (subject to KC approval) *****
***** Bouvier des Flandres will now be judged by Mr Michael Quinney *****
***** Dandie Dinmont Terriers will now be judged by Mrs Peggy Hulme *****
***** Australian Cattle Dogs will now be judged by Mr John McManus *****
***** Sealyham Terriers will now be judged by Mr Frank Kane (subject to KC approval) *****
***** There will also be a change of judge for AV Good Citizen Stakes class on Hound & Terrier day – replacement judge will be announced as soon as possible *****
***** Airedale Terriers and Lakeland Terriers will now be judged by Mrs Beryl McCallum (subject to KC approval) *****

Exhibitors of the following breeds are reminded that due to excellent entries on Toy/Utility day at the National (Sunday 12th May), judging of the following breeds will commence at 8.30 a.m.: Chihuahua (Long Coat), Tibetan Spaniel and Papillon. Judging of YKC Members’ Stakes will also commence at 8.30 a.m. on all four days of the show.

Any exhibitors unsure of the start time for their breed should contact the Secretary, Angela Mitchell, on 01206 391984 or at

National Dog Show 2013

2013 National Dog Show

As usual, the Management Committee look forward to welcoming exhibitors, old and new, to the Staffordshire Agricultural Showground during 9th - 12th May 2013. There will be plenty of free parking with helpful signage.  We would ask all exhibitors to have their Car Park passes displayed prior to arrival as the colour coding will enable speedy recognition as to their designated parking spot in the most convenient area which will avoid undue delays on arrival. Our 'meet and 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 Unentered 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 breed during Group judging in the main ring each evening. Should you require any information about the show, please contact Secretary Angela Mitchell by telephone on 01206 391984 or by email at

Don't Cook Your Dog Campaign

For more information on the Don't Cook Your Dog Campaign please read the Press Release here!!!

Please Note
No filming and or video recording within the confines of the National Dog Show 2013 is allowed without the express permission of the show management

'From Little Acorns'

A few copies remain of this 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, 14 years later. 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 from Secretary, Mrs Angela Mitchell, Birmingham Dog Show Society Ltd, Church Clerk's Cottage, Church Hill, Lawford, Essex CO11 2JX. Tel: 01206 391984.

Enquire at the Secretary's office at the National Dog Show or by post
Price: £20 plus postage and packing.

Future Show Dates

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

All these shows are at Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD.

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