Canine Sections – Dog Shows

Bringing Your Dog

Dog Obedience Classes

Dog Agility Classes

Terrier, Lurcher & Whippet Show

Fun Dog Show

Have a Go Scurry

Stanhope Show-2022 Dog Classes

Bring Your Dog

Showground open from 9am for visitors, from 7am for exhibitors and competitors.

Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a short lead and must be under control at all times.  Please do not take dogs into the “Fur & Feather” marquee or near the horse or agricultural sections.  Please pick up after your dog.

We offer inclusive dog shows at Stanhope Show…and as always welcome our doggy visitors to the show.

Saturday sees the return of KC Dog Obedience...always terrific to watch….see how it should be done with perfect cooperation and work between handler and dog.

Watch the wonderful Dog Agility classes and for our beloved furry friends who may not be Kennel Club registered…enjoy the fun in our Companion Dog Show

On Sunday the Lurcher, Terrrier and Whippet Shows take place. See more here.  

As you would expect, all dogs must kept on a lead unless competing.  Dog poop must be cleaned up from the showfield, car parks and adjoining areas and footpaths. We look forward to your cooperation with this.


Dog Obedience 

Dog Obedience :     Saturday14th September 2024

We are delighted to showcase some of the best KC Obedience classes at Stanhope Show.

The schedule for 22024 will be available to download soon.

Ms Moira Jobling (Obedience) 0191 2366090 / 07989 199365 

Dog Agility

Dog Agility :     Sunday 15th September 2024

Dog agility classes take place on Sunday morning of the show and all details should be directed to the section secretary. 

This competition is for trained agility dogs but please contact our secretary if you would like further details. 

Please contact our section secretary: Michelle Naughton on 07956 779368 

Companion Dog Show 

Fun Dog Show :     Sunday 15th September 2024    Entry Fee: £1 entries taken ringside on the day

Bring your dog along and enter our completely inclusive dog show.  It doesn’t matter if they are pedigree or Heinz 57…our dogs are beloved and this dog show celebrates the very best of how we feel about them!

Is your dog THE dog that the judge would most want to take home?  Does he have the waggiest tail, the prettiest eyes …or does you dog actually LOOK like you?

The emphasis is on FUN and TAKING PART

Entries taken at the ringside.


ROSETTES FOR 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class


  1. Best puppy under 12 months old
  2. Best golden oldie…over 10 years of age
  3. Best rescue dog
  4. The dog with the waggiest tail
  5. The dog the judge would most like to take home
  6. Dog with the prettiest eyes
  7. The best child handler
  8. The dog most like its owner.

Entries will be taken on the day.  No need to enter in advance….just allow yourself plenty of time on the day and good luck. 

Have a Go Gundog Bale Scurry

Fun with your dog :     Sunday 15th September 2024 11am-1pm and 2-3.30pm entries taken ringside

Everyone is welcome to come and join us for a little bit of fun with your dog. If your dog enjoys retrieving then come along and have a go! All breeds, large and small can compete.

What does it involve?  Your dog will jump over a row of straw bales to retrieve a canvas dummy and bring it back to you.

How many goes do we get? You get two runs every time you enter.

How much does it cost? It costs £1 and you can enter more than once.

How do I enter? Entries are taken ringside on the day.

Classes:  Rosettes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th fastest.

  • Senior Handler
  • Junior Handler (under 16)

And we have a 1st prize rosette for the most entertaining run of the day!

Prizes in 2023 were kindly sponsored by:

Connolly’s Red Mills and Stanhope Moor