This is a List of all UK dog shows known to be holding specific classes for Finnish Spitz in 2019. However, it may not be exhaustive. It is possible that other Open Shows will have one or more classes for the breed. Changes are possible and you are advised to check the dates and other details if you intend to enter. If you wish to see a monthly Calendar view of Shows and Events, click here.
Championship Shows – the number of Challenge Certificates awarded for Finnish Spitz are shown in brackets (0) or (2),
Important changes for 2019 compared to 2018:
In 2018, there were 14 Championship shows each offering 2 CCs (1 dog, 1 bitch) for the Finnish Spitz breed. The Kennel Club designated 4 of these shows (Crufts, Birmingham National, Scottish Kennel Club, Welsh Kennel Club) as “representative shows” and they were required to offer CCs for all breeds including Finnish Spitz. The remaining 10 CCs were offered by 7 regional shows (Manchester, WELKS, Blackpool, Bournemouth, City of Birmingham, Richmond, LKA), 1 group show (Houndshow), and 2 breed club shows (Finnish Spitz Club, Finnish Spitz Society).
For 2019, the Kennel Club has designated a further 6 shows (Manchester, Bath, Windsor, Leeds City & District, Darlington, LKA) as “all-breed championship shows“. 2 of these (Manchester, LKA) already offered CCs. 3 others (Bath, Windsor, Darlington) already offered classes without CCs, and 1 (Leeds City & District) didn’t previously have classes for Finnish Spitz. These 4 shows offering CCs for the first time in 2019 are marked *.in the list of shows below.
All 10 of the “all-breed championship shows” and a further 4 shows will each offer 2 CCs for Finnish Spitz in 2019. Those additional 4 shows are 1 regional show (Richmond), 1 group show (Houndshow), and the 2 breed club shows,
This means that the total number of shows offering CCs will remain at 14 in 2019. However, it also means that 4 shows (WELKS, Blackpool, Bournemouth, City of Birmingham) that previously offered 2 CCs will no longer do so in 2019. They are marked ** and shown in italics in the list of shows below, Of these, Bournemouth and City of Birmingham will continue to offer classes for the breed in 2019, WELKS and Blackpool will not have classes.
Schedules, entry forms, and other details for all General Championship shows and many Open shows can be viewed or downloaded at either Fosse Data, Higham Press, or Arena Print/Zooza websites when available. Entries and payments can also be made online at either Fosse Data, dog.biz, or Zooza sites. To view details on those sites click on “Higham“, “Fosse“, or “Arena” in the “Entries” column. If you prefer to send your entries and payments by post, printed show schedules can be picked up at many dog shows or obtained from the Show Secretary. A list of all General and Group Championship Shows in 2019 with contact details can be viewed on the Kennel Club website here (but please note that this list also includes shows without classes for Finnish Spitz).
Online entry and Schedule downloads for the Finnish Spitz Society shows are now available via Arena Print / Zooza here Online entries can be made and Schedules downloaded at Fosse Data for the shows organised by the Finnish Spitz Club. Alternatively, for postal entries to the Specialist breed shows organised by Finnish Spitz Society and Finnish Spitz Club and for other Open shows, please contact the respective Honorary Secretaries. Contact details for these are shown in this Contacts list.
In this table, some show dates are still to be confirmed (?) and some names of Judges are still to be announced (if blank). If you can help with any of this uncertain or missing information, please let us know.
Championship Shows (no. of CCs) Specialist Breed Shows Open Shows – General or Hound Group
|Boston & District (0)||Sat||5 January 2019||Mr Tim Ball||Peterborough||Fosse|
|Manchester (2)||Thu||17 January 2019||Mrs V E Phillips||Stafford||Higham|
|Crufts (2)||Sat||9 March 2019||Mrs Alison M Piearce||Birmingham NEC||Fosse|
|Houndshow Open||Sun||24 March 2019||Mr Age Gjetnes||Ryton Nr Coventry||Higham|
|Hound Assoc of Scotland (0)||Sat||13 April 2019||Mrs S Metcalfe-Gilbin||Nr Edinburgh||Fosse|
|Humberside Hound Assoc||Sat||20 April 2019||Nicola Spencer||Hull||Fosse|
|South West Hound Club||Mon||22 April 2019||Mrs Tina Watkins||Nr Bristol||Higham|
|WELKS (0)**||Sun||28 April 2019||NO FS classes||Malvern||Fosse|
|Birmingham – National (2)||Sat||11 May 2019||Mrs Wendy A Sharman||Stafford||Higham|
|Scottish Kennel Club (2)||Fri||17 May 2019||Mrs Ellen Baird||Nr Edinburgh||Higham|
|Tyne, Wear & Tees Hound Assoc||Sat||25 May 2019||Mrs Ann Donaldson||Nr Durham||Contacts|
|Bath (2)*||Sun||26 May 2019||Mr J Horswell||Nr Bath||Higham|
|Southern Counties (0)||Fri||31 May 2019||NO FS classes||Nr Newbury||Fosse|
|Finnish Spitz Society (Championship) (2)||Sun||16 June 2019||Mr C N Window||Corley Nr Coventry||Arena|
|Blackpool (0)**||Sat||22 June 2019||NO FS classes||Nr Blackpool||Fosse|
|Hound Club of East Anglia||Sun||23 June 2019||Marion Hunt||Peterborough||Fosse|
|Windsor (2)*||Sun||30 June 2019||Mrs Irene Slater||Windsor||Higham|
|Houndshow 2019 – Hound Association (2)||Sat||13 July 2019||Mr Cyril R Glbert||Stafford||Higham|
|Kingston Canine Society||Sun||21 July 2019||Mr Tim Ball||Ardingly, Sussex||Fosse|
|Leeds City & District (2)*||Sun||28 July 2019||Miss D J Startup||Leeds||Higham|
|South West Hound Club||Sun||4 August 2019||Helen Wayman||Nr Exeter||Higham|
|Bournemouth (0)**||Mon||12 August 2019||Mr R Oldham||Wareham, Dorset||Higham|
|Welsh Kennel Club (2)||Fri||16 August 2019||Mrs E A Macdonald||Builth Wells||Higham|
|City of Birmingham (0)**||Fri||30 August 2019||Mrs K Gilliland||Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire||Higham|
|Richmond (2)||Fri||6 September 2019||Mr H Tast||Nr Guildford||Higham|
|Darlington (2)*||Fri||13 September 2019||Mr Graham A Hill||Ripon||Higham|
|Finnish Spitz Club (Championship) (2)||Sat||5 October 2019||Mrs Brenda A Williams||Baginton, nr. Coventry||Fosse|
|Finnish Spitz Society (Open)||Sat||26 October 2019||Mr David Knights||Corley Nr Coventry||Arena|
|Humberside Hound Assoc||Sat||16 November 2019||Hull||Fosse|
|Nordic (Open – hosted by FS Club)||Sat||23 November 2019||Anthony Bongiovanni||Ryton Nr Coventry||Fosse|
|Tyne, Wear & Tees Hound Assoc||Sat||23 November 2019?||Nr Durham||Contacts|
|Hound Club of East Anglia||Sun||24 November 2019||NO FS classes||St Ives, Cambridgeshire||Fosse|
|LKA (2)||Fri||13 December 2019||Mr J R Clay||Birmingham NEC||Higham|