Unmissable Dates For Your 2015 Canine Calendar


Dog shows and events can be a great way to socialise with other dog owners, whilst your dog gets a chance to socialise with other dogs. They also provide a chance to find out more about your breed, to meet suppliers as well as helping you discover local clubs, activities and societies. We’ve collated some major dates for your diary that you won’t want to miss in 2015. There’s a fair chance that you’ll bump into Gilbertson & Page as well, as we support lots of events, big and small.

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Terriers enjoying a free sample on the stand at Crufts


  • Crufts – the biggest dog show on earth and the highlight of the canine social calendar! – 5th-8th March, NEC, Birmingham
  • PATS – Pet trade show – 17th March, Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey
  • Scottish Breeds Canine Club – 28th March, Edinburgh
  • UK Toy Dog Society – 28th March, Stafford
  • Working and Pastoral Breeds Association of Wales – April 18th, Buileth Wells
  • West of England Ladies’ Kennel Society – 24th-27th April, Malvern
  • Birmingham Dog Show – 7th-10th May, Stafford
  • Scottish Kennel Club – 15th-17th May, Edinburgh
  • Bath Canine Society – 22nd-25th May, Bath
Image courtesy of the ISDS

The Welsh National Team at the International Sheep Dog Trials 2014

  • Southern Counties Canine Association – 29th-31st May, Newbury
  • World Dog Show – 11th-14th June, Milan
  • East of England Agricultural Society – 10th-12th July, TBC
  • National Working and Pastoral Breeds Dog Society – 11th July, Malvern
  • CLA Game Fair – 18th-20th July, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
  • Scottish National Sheep Dog Trial – 23th-25th July, Conon Brae Farm, Conon Bridge, Dingwall, Scotland
  • Welsh National Sheep Dog Trial – 30th July-1st August, Newhouse Farm, Llantilio, Pertholey, Wales
  • Paignton and District Fanciers Association – 1st-4th August, Clyst, Devon
  • National Gundog Association – 2nd August, Malvern
Image courtesy of the ISDS

The English National Team at the International Sheep Dog Trials 2014

  • English National Sheep Dog Trial – 6th-8th August, Sutton Hall Farm, Sutton, Macclesfield, England
  • Irish National Sheep Dog Trial – 13th-15th August, Tullyvolty, Johnstown, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • International Agility Festival – 13th-16th August, Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
  • European Dog Show – 4th-6th September, Oslo
  • International Sheep Dog Trial – 10th-12th September, Meikleholm Farm, Lockerbie, Scotland.
    (Gilbertson & Page are principal sponsors of all the national and the international sheep dog trials)
  • Belfast Dog Show Society – 26th-27th September, Belfast
  • Gundog Society of Wales – 14th October, Gwent
  • Discover Dogs – Over 200 breeds of dog at one show! – 17th-18th October, ExCel, London
  • Midland Counties Canine Society – 22nd-25th October, Stafford

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  • Working and Pastoral Breeds Association of Scotland – 7th November, Edinburgh
  • Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland – 14th November, Edinburgh
  • British Utility Breeds Association – 5th December, Stafford
  • Ladies’ Kennel Association, 12th-13th December, NEC, Birmingham

For more information about specific events. the Kennel Club and the Our Dogs websites both have definitive lists of events around the country. They include regional and national meetings, shows and championships of individual breeds, as well as regional clubs and societies that cover broader groups. Their lists have been invaluable in collating this blog post.

Whichever show(s) you end up visiting, we hope that you enjoy spending some time immersed in the world of dogs and maybe we’ll get to meet you.