Finnish Spitz Show List 2020


Because of the COVID-19 situation, only 2 of the shows listed below actually took place in 2020 (Manchester and Crufts).  Most shows were cancelled.  The only exceptions to this were the specialist shows organised by the 2 Breed Clubs Finnish Spitz Club and Finnish Spitz Society.  The Kennel Club allowed them to postpone their 2020 shows and carry them over to 2021 when they may hold 2 shows in that year.  In the list they are marked as follows:

   Shows that took place as scheduled in 2020.
   Shows that were postponed in 2020 with the option to carry them over to 2021 
Shows that were permanently cancelled for 2020

The original details of the listed 2020 shows and the introduction to the list (below) are shown here for information. 
Click here for the 2021 show list.This is a List of all UK dog shows known to be holding specific classes for Finnish Spitz in 2020. 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.

Shows – the number of Challenge Certificates awarded for Finnish Spitz are shown in brackets (0) or (2).

Important changes for 2019 and 2020 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 and 2020, 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 and 2020.  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 2020.  However, it also means that 4 shows (WELKS, Blackpool, Bournemouth, City of Birmingham) that previously offered 2 CCs will no longer do so in 2020.  They are marked ** and shown in italics in the list of shows below, Of these, Bournemouth and City of Birmingham may continue to offer classes for the breed in 2020 (as they did 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 2020 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, 2019, 2020 Shows, click here.
For other information about Shows in earlier years: click 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 

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.

Click here for the 2021 show list.

Championship Shows (no. of CCs) Specialist Breed Shows Open Shows – General or Hound Group

Show Day Date Judge Show Location Entries
   Manchester (2) Fri 17 January 2020 Mr Espen Engh Stafford Higham
   Crufts (2) Sun 8 March 2020 Mr Stuart A Byrne Birmingham NEC Fosse
   Houndshow Open Sun 29 March 2020 Mrs J Bannister Ryton Nr Coventry Higham
   Bridgwater & District CS Sun 29 March 2020 Mr Colin Wills Bridgwater Higham
   Hound Assoc of Scotland (0) Sat 11 April 2020 Mrs Lesley McNaughton Nr Edinburgh Fosse
   Humberside Hound Assoc Sat 18 April 2020?   Hull Fosse
   South West Hound Club Mon 13 April 2020 Mr Keith Pursglove Nr Bristol Higham
   WELKS (0)** Fri 24 April 2020 NO FS classes Malvern Fosse
   Birmingham – National (2) Sun 10 May 2020 Mr Gavin B Robertson Stafford Higham
   Scottish Kennel Club (2) Sat 16 May 2020 Mr K S Willberg Nr Edinburgh Higham
   Tyne, Wear & Tees Hound Assoc Sat 23 May 2020?   Nr Durham Contacts
   Bath (2)* Sat 23 May 2020 Mr David J Rolfe Nr Bath Higham
   Southern Counties (0) Fri 29 May 2020 NO FS classes Nr Newbury Fosse
   Finnish Spitz Society (Championship) (2) Sat 13 June 2020
* Note change of date *
Mrs Jane Maxwell Corley Nr Coventry Arena
   Blackpool (0)** Sat 27 June 2020 NO FS classes Nr Blackpool Fosse
   Hound Club of East Anglia Sun 28 June 2020   Peterborough Fosse
   Windsor (2)* Sat 4 July 2020 Mr Robert I Greaves Windsor Higham
   Houndshow 2020 – Hound Association (2) Sat 18 July 2020 Miss Sue Finett Stafford Higham
   Kingston Canine Society Sun 19 July 2020?   Ardingly, Sussex Fosse
   Leeds City & District (2)* Fri 24 July 2020 Mrs Hazel Fitzgibbon Leeds Higham
   South West Hound Club   * No August show in 2020 *     Higham
   Bournemouth (0)** Sat 8 August 2020   Wareham, Dorset Higham
   Welsh Kennel Club (2) Fri 21 August 2020 Mr Tim Ball Builth Wells Higham
   City of Birmingham (0)** Fri 4 September 2020   Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire Higham
   Richmond (2) Sun 13 September 2020   Nr Guildford Higham
   Darlington (2)* Sat 19 September 2020 Mr Ben W Reynolds-Frost Ripon Higham
   Finnish Spitz Club (Championship) (2) Sat 3 October 2020 Mr Neville J Simms Baginton, nr. Coventry Fosse
   Finnish Spitz Society (Open)   * No Open Show in 2020 *   Corley Nr Coventry Arena
   Humberside Hound Assoc Sat 14 November 2020?   Hull Fosse
   Hound Club of East Anglia Sun 22 November 2020? NO FS classes? St Ives, Cambridgeshire Fosse
   Nordic (Open – hosted by FS Club) Sat 28 November 2020   Ryton Nr Coventry Fosse
   Tyne, Wear & Tees Hound Assoc Sat 28 November 2020?   Nr Durham Contacts
   LKA (2) Sun 13 December 2020 Miss Jean M Lanning Birmingham NEC Higham