The Hatchlands Park Dog Show

Dogs on leads with their owner

Join us from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 8 September for the Hatchlands Park Dog Show, a firm favourite in our annual events calendar. Enjoy fun and games with your four legged friend in our friendly competition classes.

It’s always wonderful to share a walk and few companions are as grateful for a wander in the great outdoors as our four-legged friends. Hatchlands has long provided a great venue for dog walking but, each September, we like to go a little further and celebrate all things canine.

We open our gates at 10am when you’ll be able to enter your dog in the show at the Secretary’s Tent. Registration for the morning classes (1-6) begins at 10am; you can sign up for the afternoon classes (7-11) during the lunch break.

Wander through the woodland with your pup
Visitors walking in bluebell woodland at Hatchlands Park, Surrey
Wander through the woodland with your pup

Classes commence at 11am with best puppy and continue throughout the day:

Class 1 - Proud Puppy (under a year old)
Class 2 - Prettiest Female (over a year but under 8)
Class 3 - Best Companion Dog (your essential companion that supports you)
Class 4 - Waggiest Tail (the dog with the happiest tail)
Class 5 - Scruffiest Mutt (the dog most au natural)
Class 6 - Most Handsome Male (over a year but under 8)
Class 7 - Golden Oldie (Over 8 years old)
Class 8 - Parading Pooches and Their Young Handler (children aged 6-12 with a parent at ringside)
Class 9 - Politest Eater (the dog with the best manners eating a treat)
Class 10 - Dog Most Like its Owner 

Tips for happy hounds

  • Normal admission applies, plus £2 entry per class
  • This is a fun dog show featuring friendly show classes and fun classes
  • Secretary’s tent and exhibitors accept cash only
  • Please keep dogs on leads in the gardens at all times
  • Please ensure that your dog has the required vaccinations