Companion dog shows are fundraising events held throughout the year, mostly organised in conjunction with fetes, charity open days or other similar events, to raise money for a charitable cause of the show organiser’s choice.
These shows are very relaxed, so they are ideal for all dogs and owners whether pedigree or crossbreed.
There is a range of classes on offer and these tend to be split into pedigree and fun classes (which are open to both crossbreeds and pedigree dogs). Examples of these classes could be:
- Pedigree Puppy (Usually between the ages of 6 – 12 months)
- Pedigree Junior (Usually between the ages of 6 – 18 months)
- Pedigree Open (Open to all ages)
- Any Variety Dog with the waggiest tail (Open to all ages and is judged on your dog’s tail wagging)
- Any Variety Fancy Dress (Open to all ages, the handler and dog are able to dress up for this competition)
- Any Variety Best Six Legs (This is judged on your dog’s legs and your legs combined)
Companion shows are a great activity to become involved in and offer dog owners a great opportunity for a fun day out with their companions.
Always remember to be sure and check with the organisers to make sure you are eligible for the classes because at some competitions these class definitions may change.