Belfast Dog Show Society

Our next event will be our Championship Show on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2015 and the Management Committee look forward to welcoming both exhibitors and visitors to our event.

**  PRESS RELEASE – dated 16th June 2015  **

Belfast Dog Show Society looks forward to beginning a new era for the society, at our annual all breed championship show being held on the 26th/27th September 2015.

We are pleased to announce after several years of speculation, we have now had it confirmed, we will be at the new venue this year.

After a long and successful time at the R.U.A.S Show Grounds, Kings Hall, Belfast, the show is now  moving to the new 65 acre site in Lisburn, where we are looking forward to running the championship show with continuing success.  The new venue is approximately 8.5 miles from our old venue.

The full address for the new site is:-



This year we will be holding an UNBENCHED SHOW  for the first time, something we have been campaigning for, for many years and must therefore thank the kennel club for at last giving us this trial year, so please support us by adhering to the show  plans on the relevant days.

Also at this year’s show all breeds scheduled both CC and non CC are  Crufts qualifiers under the new rules with the class qualifications necessary for Crufts 2016

Costs for entries were to have increased this year to:-

£25 – 1st ENTRY PER DOG – CC Breeds  &
£14  – 1st ENTRY PER DOG –  Non CC Breeds

However due to having just received the news that we are being given dispensation from benching this year as a trial, the committee wanted to pass this on to the exhibitor so we have decided to reduce the cost of entries to less than that of last year.

£22 –  1st ENTRY PER DOG – CC Breeds  &
£11 –  1st ENTRY PER DOG – Non CC Breeds
A full list of costs can be seen in the schedule due out by 28th JUNE

This is our way of thanking the exhibitors for their support over the years

Again this year we have a special discount deal for our exhibitors travelling with STENA LINE

HAPPYDOG are our main sponsor with Product being supplied to most winners

Also thanks must be given to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council

We are also bringing back the president’s dinner dance which will be held at the


Details can be seen on the society’s website and schedule, so book now to avoid disappointment and enjoy a night of fun as only BDSS can give you.

Not wanting to forget the breed clubs who support us, we can cater for any of the clubs who are running their shows at our venue & would like to host their own tables on the night if so they wish, and be part of this historic year.

Thank you all who are attending this year’s show.

Jackie Stubbs Secretary


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Best in Show 2104

Congratulations to Jacqueline Ward who handled Karen Whitehead’s Weimarner Sh Ch Gunalt De Ice At Stridview to win Best in Show 2014 under judge Christine Chapman.

Kennel club question time on 9/6/15 Stormont Hotel, Belfast - Cancelled

You may be aware that at the recent Kennel Club AGM it was agreed to conduct a full review of Kennel Club communications and communications policy. As a result the Question Times are being put on hold until the review is complete.

As a result the upcoming Question Time has been cancelled for the time being.

Sue Sampson, KC

The Society hold two dogs show a year. Our Open show in July and our Championship show at the end of September.

Our Championship show attracts entries from across Ireland and the UK. It is the largest Championship show held in Ireland and the only All Breed Championship show to be held under KC rules and a qualifier for Crufts

We hold two shows for the Agility and Obedience enthusiasts in conjunction with the Open and Championship dog show.

We run monthly dog matches at the Kilmakee Activity Centre, Dunmurray on the first Thursday of every month.   As great training ground for young dogs and new exhibitors and good nights craic for all.

Our next match night take place on

Thursday 1st October 2015

Saturday 26th September 2015- Hound, Gundog & Terriers

Saturday 27th September 2015 - Working, Pastoral, Toy & Utility

Crufts 2016 Qualification in All Breeds

Our Sponsors
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We are delighted to announce that Happy Dog UK, our principal sponsors in 2014, are on board with us again in 2015. We appreciate the generous sponsership offered to the Society and the exhibitors at our show.

We look forward to welcoming the team to new venue in September.

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