On The Day

Our theme this year is CIRCUS250 which is part of the national celebration commemorating the first ever circus held in the UK and should give plenty of scope to all those entering the fancy dress class (humans and dogs). So let your imagination run away... clowns, acrobats, ringmasters, even performing dogs perhaps?!

The Womballs’ Flyball Club will be here again this year, and the Dogs Trust (Harefield) will be having their Re-Homing Parade at 1pm. 

The ever-popular Egg-and-Spoon Relay Challenge is well worth watching or if you do, want to take part, all you need are two humans, two children and a very co-operative dog. It really is great fun! Entry forms for this are available here. You can also enter on the day at the Registration Desk.

A new class last year (Next Top Model) proved overwhelmingly popular, so this year it will be separated into two categories (under 20 kg and over 20 kg). My Dog’s Got Talent in Ring 2 always turns up some quite amazing and entertaining dogs, as well as celebrity judges too!

There is plenty to see and do, so why not make a day of it. We are open from 11am - 4.15pm. If you have any questions check out our FAQ or send your query via our contact form.

Please remember to keep your dogs on leads throughout the day!


How To Enter

Most classes are self-explanatory but…


Waggiest Tail:
Does your dog never stop wagging its tail? Does it (the tail) go round and round in circles?
Then this is the class for you!

Best Rescue:
Judged (appropriately) by the Dogs Trust people, this class is looking for the best-looking, the best-behaved, the best-adjusted, the best-groomed... quite a tall order.

Egg-&-Spoon Relay Challenge: 
2 adults + 2 children + 1 dog = 1 team
Each member of the team has to run the length of the marked track with egg-&-spoon in one hand and their dog on-lead in the other, passing the egg-&-spoon plus dog over to the next member of the team, and so on. The winning team from each heat then goes on to compete in the final.

My Dog’s Got Talent:
Can your dog jump through a hoop, turn a double-somersault, balance a biscuit on its nose? This class gives license to all those dogs with a budding talent to perform the unusual…

Best Young Handler:
For this the handler needs to be aged seven or older and has to show their expertise at walking their dog, their general handling and the ability to get the dog to sit.

Naughtiest Dog:
This is wide open to interpretation! Can you, accompanied by the offender, tell the judges about the worst thing your dog has ever done?

Fancy Dress:
For adults and/or children PLUS dog (or dogs). Following this year’s theme (CIRCUS250) we expect the usual high standard of imagination and artistry. 

Next Top Model:
Sponsored (and judged) by PetLondon (the UK’s leading animal talent agency), this class encompasses dogs of all sizes and ages. It’s important to remember that ‘doggy’ stars are an equal mix between family favourites (spaniels, retrievers, cockapoos, bulldogs) as well as the more exotic breeds. This year it will be split into two categories: under 20 kg and over 20 kg.

Best in Show:
Is for the winners of each of the 16 show classes who then compete against each other for the titles of ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Reserve Best in Show’.


Class Schedule & Registration Form

All classes cost £4 per dog.
You can download and print the registration form in advance here and bring with you on the day. We will have printed forms on the day too, so you don’t need to do this in advance if you prefer not to.

The theme for the fancy dress this year is celebrating 250 years of circus.
Remember, handlers are encouraged to join in the fancy dress fun too!

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