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(Updated 30/8/01)

Championship Show Update
Richmond attracts 10,776 dogs


THE OFFICERS and committee of Richmond Dog Show Society are pleased to provide the details of this years entry. There are 10,776 dogs giving 11,865 entries.

The top entry is Golden Retrievers with 317 dogs. Other large entries include Labrador Retrievers (248), Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (273), Irish Setters (258) and Cocker Spaniels (210)

Passes were sent to exhibitors before or on the 28th August by first class mail. Anyone who does not receive their passes please contact the Secretary - Mr Adrian Perry-Coxall on 020 8647 1787 or Higham Press on 01773 832 390 immediately. A note for future occasions - Richmond strongly advises that you include S.A.E. with your entry. This will be returned as soon as your entry is processed and will alleviate any worries. Included with the passes is a map that provides a detailed layout of the showground, together with the ring number, the benching tent and probable order of judging for all breeds.

The show opens at 7.30 a.m., all dogs must be in the showground by 11.30 a.m.

Exhibitors of the following breeds please note that you have a 9.00 a.m. start:

Day 1: Border Collies, Collies (Rough), Shetland Sheepdogs, Bearded Collies, Staffordshire Bull

Day 2: Retrievers (Flat Coated), Spaniels (English Springer), Gordon Setters, Spaniels (Cocker), Retrievers (Labrador)

Day 3: Whippets

The car park for the disabled is located near the main exhibitors entrance. Only cars with the correct orange or blue badge, as issued by Social Services, will be allowed to enter. Once inside the main showground a team of Golf Buggies is available to help any disabled exhibitor to their benching tent.

The Member's Car Park is also located near the main exhibitors entrance. Please display your Member's Car Park badge prominently to help our parking attendants. Once again, there will be Members' Lounge where members can enjoy a quite moment or chat together. this will be situated next door to the restaurant.

Richmond would like to welcome all of the Junior Handler semi-finalists to the show and remind them that they should report to the Junior Handlers tent prior to joining their class. Junior Handling classes start at 9.00 a.m. on all three days.

Exhibitors are reminded that it is against K.C. regulations to bring any dog into the showground that has not been entered. However, Richmond is providing a tent, with benches, for unentered dogs located just outside the exhibitors' entrance. Rottweiler Rescue will main this all day. A donation will be appreciated. We would like to encourage exhibitors to use this facility and not leave any dogs in vehicles.

There has been some confusion as to which groups are on which days. The correct order is: Friday 7th Sept - Pastoral, Terrier and Working; Saturday 8th Sept - Gundog and Utility; Sunday 9th Sept - Hound and Toy. Some diaries and internet sites have printed the groups on the wrong days.

The ring entries and probable order of judging are as follows:

Friday 7th Sept - Breed B/S Veteran Stakes 12.00; B/S Champion Stakes 1.00pm; B/S Puppy Stakes 2.00pm; 1 Dobermann (Dogs) (188); 2 Dobermann (Bitches); 3 Border Collies (200); 4 Rottweiler (149); 5 Great Dane (149); 6 Hungarian Puli (45); B.S. Tervueren (67); B.S. Groenendael (28); B.S. Malinois (16); B.S. Lakenois (4); 7 Maremma (17); Mastiffs (13); Leonberger (66);8 Norwegian Buhund (20); Newfoundland (104); Anatolian (17); 9 Pyrenean (67); Giant Schnauzer (30); Bouvier des Flandres (8); 10 Bullmastif (54); Samoyed (54); OES (23); 11 Welsh Corgi Pem's (95); 12 Briard (61); Swedish Vallhund (23); St Bernard (55); 13 Collie (Rough) (191); 14 Siberian Husky (105); Alaskan Malamute (51); 15 Shelties (195); 16 Cairn (81); Lancashire Heeler (19); Welsh Corgi (Cardi 14); 17 Bernese (116); Portuguese Water (19); Estrela (17); 18 Border Terrier (131); 19 Bearded Collie (159); 20 Boxer (147); 21 Skye (26); Irish Terrier (13); Scottish Terrier (12); 22 Manchester (46); Parson Jack Russell (40); AVNSC (29); AV Import Register (28); 23 GSD (116); 24 Airedales (36); Bedlingtons (22); Bull Terrier (130); 25 Norfolk (52); Norwich (18); Lakeland (9); Welsh (14); 26 Soft Coated Wheaten (70); Sealyham (26); Kerry Blue (21); 27 Fox (Smooth) 41; Fox (Wire) (21); 28 WHWT (99); 29 Staffordshire Bull (140);

Saturday 8th Sept - Breed B/S Veteran Stakes 12.00; B/S Champion Stakes 1.00pm; B/S Puppy Stakes 2.00pm; 1 English Setter (135); 2 Hungarian Vizsla (131); 3 Retriever (Flat Coated) (200); 4 Irish Red & White Setter (47); Curly Coated Retrievers (49); Large Munsterlander (48); 5 Spaniel (English Springer) (149); Italian Spinone (65); 6 German Shorthaired Pointer (112); German Wirehaired Pointer (37); 7 Gordon Setter (91); Spaniel (Welsh Springer) (95); 8 Pointer (102); 9 Spaniel (Cocker) (210); 10 Spaniel (American Cocker) (111); Spaniel (Clumber) (40); 11 Shih Tzu (133); 12 Irish Setter - dogs (258); 13 Irish Setter - bitches; 14 Lhasa Apso (117); 15 Tibetan Terrier (122); 16 Tibetan Spaniel (89); 17 Miniature Schnauzer (83); 18 Spaniel (Field) (57); Spaniel (Sussex) (35); 19 Retriever (Golden) - dogs (371); 20 Retriever (Golden) - bitches; 21 Retriever (Labrador) (281); 22 Bulldog (94); 23 Weimaraner (148); 24 Poodle (Toy) (101); Keeshond (46); 25 Boston Terrier (54); AVNSC (48); AV Imported Register (11); 26 French Bulldog (70); Schipperke (46); 27 Poodle (Miniature) (60); Japanese Spitz (27); Schnauzer (29); 28 Poodle (Standard) (91); Shar Pei (41); Chow Chow (17); 29 Akita (97); Japanese Shiba Inu (21); 30 Dalmatian (114)

Sunday 9th Sept - Breed B/S Veteran Stakes 12.00; BIS Champion Stakes 1.00pm; BIS Puppy Stakes 2.00pm; 1 Afghan Hound (148); 2 Borzol (76); 3 Saluki (84); 4 Deerhound (68); Greyhound (19); Hamiltonstovare (15); 5 Irish Wolfhound (98); 6 & 7 Whippet (200); 8 Beagle (109); 9 Finnish Spitz (31); Elkhound (49); Dachshund (Long Haired) (32); Dachshund (Min. Long) (42); 10 Basenji (52); Dachshund (Min. Smooth) (38); Dachshund (Min Wire) (46); 11 Dachshund (Wire haired) (51); 12 B/Griffon Vendeen (Petit) (53); B/Griffon Vendeen (Grand) (21); Basset Fauve de Bretagne (23); Basset (22); 13 Rhodesian Ridgeback (74); Pharaoh Hound (12); 14 Bloodhound (26); Ibizan Hound (12); 15 Dachshund (S/haired) (38); Sloughi (10); 16 Min Pins (56); Lowchen (13); Pekes (21); 17 King Charles Spaniel (62); 18 Maltese (31); Pugs (52); 19 Chihuahua Long Coat (99); Chihuahua Smooth Coat (50); 20 Griffons Bruzellois (48); 21 Affenpinscher (60); Italian Greyhounds (62); 22 Japanese Chin (64); 23 Bichon Frise (63); AVNSC (6); AV Import Register (6); 24 Papillon (146); 25 Chinese Crested (68); 26 CKCS (Dogs) (273); 27 Pomeranians (93); 28 Yorkshire Terriers (67); English Toy Terrier (24); 29 CKCS (Bitches); 30 Australian Silky Terrier (15); Havanese (16)