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.
Championship 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, 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 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.
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
|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|