Finnish Spitz Show List 2019


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,, 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.

For a list of links to Results for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Shows, click here. For other information about Shows in earlier years: click 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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

Show Day Date Judge Show Location Entries
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 Maggie Holder Hull Fosse
Nordic (Open – hosted by FS Club) Sat 23 November 2019 Anthony Bongiovanni Ryton Nr Coventry Fosse
Hound Club of East Anglia Sun 24 November 2019 NO FS classes St Ives, Cambridgeshire Fosse
Tyne, Wear & Tees Hound Assoc Sat 30 November 2019 Mrs Pam Wild Nr Durham Contacts
LKA (2) Fri 13 December 2019 Mr J R Clay Birmingham NEC Higham