The Management Committee of the Birmingham National Dog Show look forward to the 2015 Show and to demonstrate how much they appreciate the exhibitors support they are introducing many new initiatives at the show to be held from 7th to 10th May 2015.
Veteran classes will be scheduled for all breeds, with a rosette for all Best Veteran in Breed. For the first time there will be a Veteran Group each day, culminating in Best Veteran and Reserve Best Veteran in Show on the final day. The Society will, of course, still be holding the hugely popular Puppy Groups each day culminating with Best Puppy in Show on the final day.
The Society continues to pay £20 towards expenses for all exhibits who are required to return to compete on the final day including those competing in the Dog World/Eukanuba Pup of the Year and Eukanuba Championship Stakes.
To recognise the support the exhibitors give to the show the Management Committee is holding a free prize draw each day. Generous prizes have already been donated, including on line subscriptions to Dog World and Our Dogs Newspapers, dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 people at Stone House Hotel, Sunday lunch for two at the Saracens Head plus numerous dog related product prizes and vouchers. It is hoped the list will continue to grow and announcements will be made at the show.
Birmingham Dog Show Society continues to give generous prize money for the National Special Beginners and the National Post Graduate Stakes and in an aim to support the younger exhibitor the Society provides prize money for the YKC Handling and Stakes classes.
Daily Seminars will be held at the show including Stewarding, Critique Writing, Requirements of a Dog Show Judge and Conformation and Movement.
Space will again be given at the show to accommodate a “Ringcraft Workshop” on all four days of the show. This is completely free of charge and was well received at the 2014 Show with the Committee receiving much positive feedback from those who took part. The Workshop will give exhibitors and young handlers alike the chance to train themselves and their dogs in a show environment with expert trainers on hand to offer help and assistance. It gives exhibitors an opportunity to troubleshoot a problem area or brush up on overall ring performance. There is no need to pre book, anyone interested should just turn up on the day and report to the Chief Steward’s office.
The Kennel Good Citizen Scheme will again be allocated a ring to provide demonstrations of the Scheme’s exercises in action and also offering the exhibitors the opportunity to take part and achieve their Good Citizen Bronze Award.
Entry fees for the 2015 Show remain unchanged and car parking is free.
The 2015 Show Schedules will be out at Midland Counties, available on line via Higham Press (www.dog.biz) and will be posted to all exhibitors who entered by post for the 2014 Show. The Secretary will be happy to answer any queries relating to the show. There is a new landline telephone number and Jennie can now be contacted on 01694 751258.