Most of us have a dog. Have you ever thought of showing it? If not why not start now. There is €500 to be won.

When you look at the list of classes I have no doubt you will find one to suit your dog.

The good thing is you can bring him to the show and enter there and then. You do not have to pre-enter. You don’t have to come too early as entries are accepted between 10.30 am and 1 pm. But do come early as there is so much else to see around the show.

There are classes for pedigree and non-pedigree dogs and bitches. There are classes for any variety of Toy, Terrier, Gun Dog, Hound or Working Dog.

There are classes for puppies from six to twelve months of age . Please note that puppies under six months will not be accepted.

Have you a giant or rescue dog either small, medium or large? There is a class for golden oldie dogs over seven years of age.

Would you believe we even have a ‘fancy dress’ class – for dogs and not exhibitors!

We have qualifiers for two all Ireland Championships – The Gain Dog Food All Ireland Championship. It will be held in Clonaslee Show on Sunday the 10th September.

The qualifiers are for (1) Toy or miniature dogs any breed to be handled by a child under 15 years and (2) Large dog any breed to be handled by a teenager or adult. There is a prize fund at the final for €500.

If you have the energy after all that you can enter the great fun event of the show – the Fun Agility Event

Good luck