Open Show


For over 50 years, the Newbury and District Dog Training Society has staged the Newbury and District Open Obedience Show. It is held every year on the second Sunday in June.

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.

How to Enter

The Schedule includes the entry form and is available for download from around the March 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).

2023 Show

The 2023 Newbury and District Open Obedience Show will be held on Sunday, 11th June 2023.

Show secretary: Mrs Angela Einon 01235 831578 or 07815764010


The judges for the 2023 show will be: 

NbrName of ClassJudge
1Introductory ClassDi Fairfield
2Pre-BeginnerDi Fairfield
3BeginnerJan Knott
4.1Novice Part 1Annette Greaves
4.2Novice Part 2Gill Garner
4.3Novice Part 3Carol Spencer
5.1Class ‘A’ Part 1Eunice Pearson
5.2Class ‘A’ Part 2Sue Aldridge
5.3Class ‘A’ Part 3Sarah Canham
6.1Class ‘B’ Part 1Chrissie Turner
6.2Class ‘B’ Part 2Steve Wiltshire
7.1Class ‘C’ Part 1Peter Lubbi
7.2Class ‘C’ Part 2Diane Thorn

Available on site will be a catering van with great burgers and bacon sandwiches as well as vegetarian options from breakfast time onwards. 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.