All About Dogs Show at The Newbury Showground
You’ll see the BIGGEST EVER All About Dogs Show returning to Newbury in 2021! Bring your dog to the Newbury Showground, Berkshire on Saturday 31st July – Sunday 1st August for a weekend packed with exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of have-a-go activities – and if you don’t have a dog, there’s plenty of fun for humans too! Take a look at some of our exciting activities this year or follow the links below…
Please be assured that we are continuously monitoring government advice relating to COVID to make sure that every precaution is taken to ensure the health and well-being of all our visitors (both humans and dogs), whilst providing the best day out we can. You can book in confidence knowing in the unlikely event we can’t proceed we guarantee a full refund or transfer of tickets.
When: Saturday 31st July – Sunday 1st August 2021
NEWBURY – HAVE A GO ACTIVITIES
Bring your dog and have fun together at this year’s have-a-go-activities*! It’s a great chance to bond with your dog and learn something new – or if you’ve tried the activities before, you can build on your skills together. If you enjoy yourselves, make sure you speak to the team running the activity as they may run a club that you can join too!
This year’s activities include:
Fun Dog Shows: Does your dog have the waggiest tail or are they the most handsome hound? Take part in our Fun Dog Shows for the chance to win rosettes and compete in our Best in Show! All Fun Dog Shows are run by dog rescues and charities. More details on this year’s timetable is coming soon…
Scruffts: In search of crossbreeds with that extra something special, Scruffts is open to crossbreed dogs over the age of six months, with Scruffts rosettes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class. Scruffts will be taking place at our Newbury show on Sunday 1st August only.
Dock Diving: Come along and let your dog have a go and get super wet in this increasingly popular sport. Remember to bring your camera as you are sure to get some good shots of dogs flying through the air! Activity is run by K9 Aqua.
Agility: A fun and energetic dog sport where the handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off lead with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Activity is run by Colin’s Agility Club.
Lure Racing: This activity is great fun to watch! See your dog chase the lure – can they get the fastest time of the day? Activity is run by ACES.
Hurdles: Let your dog have a go at Hurdles – a great activity for dogs to use their coordination and speed as they jump their way through the line of hurdles. Will they get the quickest time? Activity is run by Aces.
Scurries: Take part in fun dog scurries, which will be against the clock with prizes to be won! The scurries include a scramble, a long retrieve and an obstacle retrieve. The fastest three dogs get great prizes and special prizes for juniors too. Activity is run by Felleywood Flyers.
Temptation Alley: Can your dog make it to the end of our brand new Temptation Alley? Call your dog and see if they can come back to you without being tempted by any of the treats, toys and food in Temptation Alley. There’s two courses to choose from – if you feel confident after the beginners fun course, why not try the timed advanced course where rosettes will be awarded for first to third place. Activity is run by Malamute Matters.
Diggers Delight: You’ve heard of a lucky dip – well this is a lucky ‘dig’! Can your dog find the treat bag hidden in the digging pit? Activity is run by Dogs for Autism.
Mini Agility: Designed specifically for smaller breeds in mind, have a go at the fun ‘Mini Agility’ course. Activity is run by Muffin Pug Rescue.
Egg & Spoon Race: Do you have steady hands? Could you keep a rubber egg on a spoon with your dog at your side? It’s the ultimate test of teamwork, obedience and balance as you and your dog make your way down the track in this timed fun race. There’s also fun for kids too with ‘Pin the Tail on the Malamute’. Activities run by Malamute Matters.
Fastest Recall: This is a test of speed! It’s a high energy canine sport which requires your dog to chase a toy…. then come back on recall. Will your dog be the quickest of the day? All proceeds of the Recall go to the German Shepherd Rescue Elite.
Tombola Dash: The fastest times within each hour will win a prize. Fastest dog of the day wins a rosette. Activity is run by the Notts & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue.
*activities subject to change and small additional charges may apply.
Enjoy top displays from some of the UK’s leading dog display teams. Top names, including BGT’s Lucy Heath will be at the All About Dogs Show throughout the weekend.
The full Arena timetable will be published here soon.
Fun Dog Shows
Win a rosette in one of the fun dog shows which take place over the weekend. With 45 classes to enter, could your dog walk away with the coveted Best in Show trophy?!
Meet the Nihon Ken Association
Come and meet the Nihon Ken, the six native dogs of Japan, recognised for decades as Living Natural Monuments. Learn from the Nihon Ken Association breed experts and owners about what it takes to raise and be owned by the Nihon Ken, and come and meet some of their beautiful dogs in the fur!
Grab some food & drink and enjoy live entertainment at the Village Green. From dog quizzes to live music, the Village Green gives you the perfect opportunity to sit down and chill.