Open Show


For over 50 years, the NDDTS has staged the Newbury and District Open Obedience Show which now boasts over 700 entrants. It is held at Chieveley Village Hall every year in June. In 2012 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary show. The Open Show will remain at Chieveley as the outside space accommodates the Open Show well. This is the only event that will remain at Chieveley and will not move to Hermitage.

An Open Show is one step up from a Companion Dog Show, the difference being that Open Show competitors must be Kennel Club registered and the standard is generally a little higher. Anyone can compete his or her dog in an Open Show providing it is registered with the Kennel Club, either in Breed or as a working Trials/Obedience dog (Activity); it does not need a pedigree. To register your dog, visit the Kennel Club website at and click on “Dog Register”. 

At the Newbury Open Show, the classes range from Introductory up to Class C. You must enter at the lowest class for which your dog qualifies. For more information, see How to Enter.

We are proud of the standard of our show and deeply grateful to all judges and stewards who maintain this standard when they provide their services. Click here to see this year’s judges

How to Enter

The Schedule includes the entry form and is available for download from around the January preceding the show up until the closing date for entries.  Please see Obedience UK or With Your Dog sites.

Or you can download a generic entry form from and clicking on Schedules and Entries. Please use the Open and Limited Obedience Show Entry Form. 

The rules and regulations are detailed in the Schedule. 


Visitors to the open show are most welcome. There is no fee, however for insurance reasons, to bring your dog with you, you must first fill in an entry form for it (see How to Enter above) and send it to us by the entry closing date (see below).

2022 Show

The 2022 Newbury and District Open Obedience Show will be on Sunday, 12th June 2022, at Chieveley Village Hall, Chieveley, Berkshire, RG20 8TE.

Show secretary: Mrs Doreen DaviesTelephone: 07702 372856 or 01793 850319 Entries to:  Newbury Show, 40 Brynards Hill, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wilts SN4 7ER or online Via Your Dog Wins counted up to 20 April and Closing Date 29 April 2022. Requests for schedules can be made post enclosing a SAE or obtained from Obedience UK.


The judges for the 2022 show will be: 

NbrName of ClassJudge
1Introductory Class
2Pre-Beginner D/B
3Beginners D/B
4aNovice Dog 1
4bNovice Dog 2
5aNovice Bitch 1
5bNovice Bitch 2
6a‘A’ Dog 1
6b‘A’ Dog 2
7a‘A’ Bitch 1
8‘B’ Dog
9‘B’ Bitch
10‘C’ Dog
11‘C’ Bitch

Our BBQ serves great burgers and bacon sandwiches as well as vegetarian options from breakfast time onwards. Indoors you can get hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and filled rolls all at very reasonable prices. And in the afternoon, we do freshly made cream teas.

As usual, the Petneeds stall with be at the show selling training equipment, accessories and treats for your hard working canine. 

There will be no competitor caravan parking this year. Catalogues must be pre-ordered with entry £6 You may enter up to two classes one of which must be the lowest class for which you are eligible, plus one other of your choice.