Dog Shows & Events

Latest Update  26th July  2018

We do our best to ensure our Dog Show & Events’ Guide information is accurate, however changes may occur so please check with the event organisers for the latest information.

If you have an event that you would like to have listed (free of charge) please E-mail us at Please include the post code of the venue and either an email or telephone number for enquires.

Woofs Pupstar – Events and Entertainment Editor at The Barking Bugle

27th July 2018 – Pet First Aid Course

The Dog House, Fakenham, 10am – 2pm – £40pp. Enquires & Bookings Tel FlexiMed on 01362 667795

27th July 2018 – Fun Dog Show – POSTPONED

Mundesley Parish Council have decided to postpone their Fun Dog Show on Friday July 27th due to the very high temperatures and for the health and safety of the dogs.  We will inform you as soon as we have a new date.

29th July 2018 – Fun Dog Show & BBQ

Gimingham Village Hall, Church Street, Gimingham, NR11 8HF. From 1pm – 4.30pm. Judging from 2pm. 12 Fun Classes & Best in Show. In aid of Gimingham Village Hall. Enquires:giminghamvillagehall@gmail.comFurther information 

29th July 2018 – Fun Dog Show & Flower Festival

*****The Flower show is going ahead but the Fun Dog Show has been cancelled due to the hot weather****

Opposite St. Mary’s Church, Old Hunstanton, PE36 6JS.  This is a small Sunday afternoon show from 2.30pm – 4pm.

Hosted by The Barking Bugle

Dog Show enquires only:


29th July 2018 – Fun Dog Show

Lophams’ Vintage Rally, Lophams’ Village Hall & Playing Field, Church Road, North Lopham, Diss, IP22 2LP.  Entries from 1oam – Judging from 11am. Sponsored by Cobbydog.  Enquiries:

4th August 2018 – Fun Dog Show & Family Fun Day

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, NR30 4AN.


5th August 2018 – Fun Dog Show with SCAMPS Heat

Saham Toney Village Hall, Bell Lane, Saham Toney, IP25 7HD. Enquiries: 07961892370


5th August 2018  – Companion Dog Show with Obedience

Potter Heigham Village Hall, Norfolk, NR29 5LW


5th August 2018 – Fun Dog Show

Wayland Agricultural Show, Brandon Road, Watton, IP25 6NG. Dog Show Judging from 1pm. Pay on the day.

5th August 2018 – Fun Dog Show/Terrier & Lurcher Show

Canine Country Day, Raveningham, NR34 0HN


11th August 2018 – Fun Dog Show

Martham Green, Martham, NR29 4PA. In aid of FAITH Animal Rescue.  Entries from 10am – Judging 11am.


11th August 2018 – Fun Dog Show

Orchard Cottage, Allison Street, Marsham, NR10 5JP


19th August 2018 – Fun Dog Show

Hampton Dog Training Group, Fakenham Racecourse, NR21 7NY. Pedigree, Crossbreed, novelty, handling, Special Puppy Class and possible SCAMPS heat to be held same day.Rosettes 1st to 5th and specials for Best in Show, Best Puppy and Best Veteran. Fastest Recall and Retrieve competitions, refreshments and raffle. For details, please contact Lisa Pearson on 01485528422 or by email on

19th August 2018 – Companion Dog Show

Oxborough Village Hall, PE33 9PS. Judging from 9am.  In Aid of Desert Rats Association. Enquiries: Tel 01366 347316


19th August 2018 – Fun Dog Show

Horningtoft Annual Fun Dog Show, Grange Farm, Brisley Road, Horningtoft, NR20 5DS. Registration from 12.30- judging from 1pm. £2 per class or 3 classes £5. Rosettes and prizes to 4th place. Enquiries:  07947 252250 or email

Schedule Flyer

26th – 27th August 2018 – All About Dogs

Norfolk Showground, Norwich.

Tickets and Enquiries.

1st September 2018 – Beachamwell Summer Fete & Fun Dog Show

Village Hall Recreation Field, Beachamwell. 12noon – 5pm. BBQ, Teas coffees cakes, masses of various stalls, birds prey, Ice cream, bowls, agility & many more for children to be entertained including a fun 12 class dog show.

Classes are 1. Cutest Puppy, 2 Senior Citizen, 3 Prettiest Bitch 4 Handsomest Dog 5 Best Colour & Markings, 6 Best Junior Handler (over 5 yrs age) 7 Best Rescue 8 Most Appealing Eyes 9 Waggiest Tail 10 Best Movement, 11 Happy Families 12 Dog most attentive to its owner 13. Best off lead walk to heal, 14 Best biscuit Catcher, 15. Judges Choice  Contact Elizabeth on 07767 708933 for further details.

2nd September 2018 – Pet First Aid Course

Swanton Morley Village Hall, 10am-2pm – £35p.  Enquires & Bookings Tel FlexiMed on 01362 667795

2nd September 2018 – Fun Dog Show Fun Day

Worstead Village Hall, NR28 9WH. From 12noon. (In aid of Safe Rescue)

Further information on their facebook page


 2nd September – Fun Dog Show – A Barking Bugle Event!

Ferry Meadows, Nene Park, Peterborough, PE2 5UU. Judging from 2pm.  £1.50 per class. Rosettes to 5th place

Classes:- Prettiest Girl, Handsome Boy, Child’s Best Friend, Veteran, Best Rescue, Best Young Dog, Dog With the Prettiest Eyes, Friendliest Pedigree, Friendliest Crossbreed, Happy Families, Dog the Judge would like to take Home, Best Local Dog.



8th September 2018 – Fun Dog Show

In aid of Norfolk Lowand Search & Rescue. The Hollies, Church Farm, Swaffham Road, Ashil, IP25 7DB. From 10am.

Info & Contact details

9th September 2018 – Family Dog Day with Fun Dog Show

Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, NR13 6DZ. From 10.30am – 3.30pm.  Great doggy day out for all the family with a fun dog show, agility, demonstrations, doggy stalls, food and drink and lots of games for you and your four-legged friend. The event is to raise money for local animal charities. £2 adult; £1 child; dogs free. £1.50 per dog per competition. Does not include garden entry. Enquiries: 01603 270449

Meet at the Beach Cafe, Wells-next-Sea, NR23 1DR.  10.30am for 11am set off.

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22 thoughts on “Dog Shows & Events”

  1. Mrs Elizabeth Devery says:

    Please could you advertise World Horse Welfare Companion Dog Show on Sunday 16th April 11am – 5pm, Snetterton. Pedigree Classes as well as fun classes. Further details to follow

  2. Ronnie Chamberlain says:

    Hi , could the organizers of above events ,provide details of classes as a matter of course. EG two of them are just listed as “companion dog shows ” ,others as fun dog shows. As in most cases people will be travelling distances to attend , without the benefit of knowing what classes are relevant and as a result this could lead to non attendance. Also if an organizer offers details via email , could they ensure emails are replied to. Earlier in the year I emailed an event , never got a reply to 3 emails I sent , so we went else where. If you want people to attend THEY NEED DETAILS !!

    1. Amanda Knight says:

      Hi Ronnie, We can only put up the information we are given. That is why we insist organisers contact details are included, so that those interested in attending can contact them directly. Woofs Frodo o

  3. Stephanie. says:

    Just wanted to say thanks to those shows who put on additional activities to do with your dog such as obedience tests or agility-really appreciate this as we enjoy having something else to do as well as the showing side of things.

  4. Freya hayton says:

    Is a companion show a competition? Recently I attended xxxxx show where I entered my working Lurcher and Saluki bitches in ‘Best condition’ class only to be over looked by some dogs that by many peoples opinions, didnt come close to my girls. When I complained , the clickie group of friends and neighbours who had organised the day swore at me and told me it was “just for fun”. I guess it was for them, obviously not so much for us. So my question is, how are these classes judged? Are they relevant, ie, should the dogs actually in best condition win the best condition class. Is it common practice for a 6 year old boy to be a judge? Are these shows all rigged in favour of friends and family of the judges?

    1. Frodo says:

      ‘Best Condition’ would be a novelty class at either a fun dog show or companion dog show. Novelty classes are just for fun and having a nice time with your dog, and yes anyone can judge them. They are usually run by volunteers, take a lot of work to organise and funds are for not really meant to be competitive. If your looking for competition shows look at the pedigree classes at Companion Dog Shows. CDS run under KC rules. Classes would be things like AV sporting or AV non Sport. There are also ‘open’ shows and ‘breed specific’ shows, the kennel club website would have details.

      1. Stephanie. says:

        I also went to this show and whilst I am a supporter of the charity as my rescue Romanian bitch comes from there I thought it very unfair that for the fun agility competition the winner was a professional agility person who works for xxxx. The vet who was doing the talking on the microphone there commented that it was as it should be that the professional person had won but I have spoken to other people who show and compete and they all thought this was really unfair!

    2. Claire Cramphorn says:

      We went to the xxxxxxx fun dog show on the 4th September and two of our dogs were placed in the classes we entered them in. We are NOT friends, family or neighbours or the judges. We enjoyed the show as it was so relaxed.

  5. Rosemarie Hill says:

    Do you know of anymore upcoming shows in Oct: and Nov: locally.?

    1. Frodo says:

      HI, This page is updated every Thursday so do check back. Woofs Frodo xx

  6. Barry says:

    We take our rescue dogs to as many fun dog shows as we can in the area ( most from this site ), some are run as if it’s Cruft’s and some including shows by this rescue centre are really relaxed and fun. We think that it is better to have our dogs judged by “ordinary” people because they are interested in the dogs, we have been to shows where because our dogs are all xbreed the judge has walked past and not wanted their stories in rescue. That said it wouldn’t stop us going to any dog show because the main aim is to give money to charity and a rosette is a bonus. If people want serious judging then they should go to serious shows, the word “FUN” in a dog show is the important part

  7. Carole says:

    Companion Dog Show/Fun Dog Shows are organised to raise money for charity. Dogs do not need to be KC registered to enter, therefore any rosettes won do not count towards any kind of qualification. Why cannot people enjoy the day with their dogs for what it is and if a rosette is won it’s a bonus. We all think our dogs are the best.
    Instead of complaining why not try organising a show or offer to help volunteers are always welcome.

    1. Claire Turner says:

      We had a fabulous summer entering both Companion Shows and Fun Dogs Shows, we were placed in both (mostly)Pedigree classes and some novelty classes, we made friends, sometimes they won and sometimes we did…all for charity, fantastic and I always took the best dog home, as did they! Just one thing to comment on, some classes are ridiculously large,(50+dogs) perhaps separate large /small, to make it a bit more manageable for the judges, so that they do actually look at the dogs?

  8. Mary says:

    Just a comment about a show advertised on here which was mislead as described as a Companion show but when we got there had no pedigree classes which organisers have to schedule if a KC Companion show. Found out it wasn’t a KC Companion show so think should be described as a fun dog show instead and not use the term Companion show when most people would understand that to mean KC Companion show.

    1. Frodo says:

      Hi Mary, This is something to take up with the show organisers as we can only post the information we are given. Woofs Frodo

  9. Mrs c says:

    Hi there,last year we got our family a puppy a champion bloodline pup in order for our children to take her to a few dog shows and have fun.weve noticed over the season that a lot of the same people go to these shows and the same people always win,they take it very seriously.that does not make them fun dog shows.A few have been great but the majority are the same.this may sound like sour grapes I assure you it’s not,today for instance the same professional family won most of the classes and we overheard them saying they’ve had their dogs in crufts! Surely they should be going to more serious shows not “fun dog shows”. Bit dissapointing,especially when the judges don’t know they are looking at a champion bred dog.bred for showing to the set kc standard.also a dog was put in the pedigree class and won a Rossette and then put in the cross red class and won a rosette!!!??? Frustrating.give new dogs a chance and kids too it is fun after all!!

  10. Freya Hayton says:

    To prove my point following my comment earlier this summer, I continued to show my girls and my lurcher made champion, following her win in ‘Best Condition’ in not one, but two shows! Obviously some judges are better equipped to judge correctly and I do agree with alot of the comments, ie, “it’s just for fun” etc. Perhaps when people go to a village fete and take part in a little “fun” dog show, then they’re not concerned whether their dog is judged correctly. I, personally, work extremely hard to keep my girls in top condition and feel that deserves appropriate recognition, otherwise, why bother.

  11. Whitcombe gabrielle says:

    hi I saw ac d s for 25feb 18 at mutford vhall beccles have you any up date on this please?

  12. sally Else says:

    Dog Show at Mayfields farm Reepham Road Foulsham Norfolk 5PS on Saturday 28th April.2018 Judge Sue Maddocks .£1 per class 14 fun classes. for the Countryside Restoration Trust. contact Sally on 07770221997

  13. sally Else says:

    Would you please advertise the above dog show for me thank you Sally Else

  14. Pauline smith says:

    Fun dog shows are just that not crafts. We go to socialise our dogs if we get placed that’s a bonus. Lighten up people

  15. Elizabeth Devery says:

    Great Fransham show on 8th July has been cancelled as the village hall has woodworm in the rafters & therefore we have no toilet facilities. If anyone in Great Fransham/Little Fransham has a field & use of toilet facilities please contact Diane Taylor on diane@alarming,co,uk

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