21 July 2017
A club for Dandie Dinmonts is bringing its main show of the year to Stoneleigh Park.
The Southern Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club will hold its Championship Show at the Kennel Club Building for the first time this year on Sunday, September 10, from 10.30am.
The club is one of three in the country for the breed, which is regarded as the ‘gentleman’ of terriers. It was founded in 1929 and has around 170 members.
Club secretary Margaret Russell said:
We are a very friendly club and are always keen to welcome new members.
We are outgrowing the venue that has hosted our Championship Show which is why we are moving to the Kennel Club Building at Stoneleigh Park.
The facilities at the Kennel Club Building are excellent. We were particularly impressed with the space available, the special flooring and the size of the show ring which will really allow the dogs to move out.
All the equipment we need is provided and the central location is ideal with parking so convenient.
We are very much looking forward to bringing our main show of the year to the building and have already booked it for the next five years.
The Championship Show is a chance for the dogs to qualify for next year’s Crufts and its average 17 classes are expected to attract around 50 entries.
The show is open to anyone with a Dandie and spectators are particularly welcome. The breed, which is one of the Kennel Club’s Vulnerable Native Breeds, is becoming more well-known and for anyone with an interest, this is a great opportunity to see some of the best on show.
The Kennel Club Building is run by the Kennel Club Educational Trust, a charitable arm of the Kennel Club, and has recently undergone a major refurbishment to improve facilities.
It is the only venue in the UK created for canine educational needs, from dog shows and training sessions to seminars and meetings, and is used by dog clubs from all over the country.