Classes & Competitions

We are very sorry to announce that we are unable to hold Essex Dog Day in 2022.  Many of our volunteers are unavailable due to other commitments and circumstances beyond their control which will make it very difficult to deliver the event that people would expect.  Wishing all of the Dogs in Essex a fun and happy summer.

A class for everyone

Bring your dog and enter it into one of our classes or competitions. All dogs are welcome including the family pet, small, large, long, thin, pedigree or Heinz 57 variety ! There is a class for everyone.

For children there is the New Hall School Childrens’ arena!  This arena has its own set of classes especially for the little people in your family.  Anyone under the age of 16 is able to take their dog in any of the classes held in this ring.


2021 Classes - Main Rings

  • Puppies 6-12 months Female / Puppies 6-12 months Male
  • Prettiest Female Small Dogs / Large Dogs
  • Most Handsome Male Small Dogs / Large Dogs
  • Best Crossbreed Adult Female / Best Crossbreed Adult Male
  • Best Pedigree Female / Best Pedigree Male
  • Finest Pair / Most Different Pair
  • Best Rescue Female / Best Rescue Male
  • Dog the judge would like to take home
  • The Best in Show – Grand Finale !

2021 New Hall School Children's Arena

  • Best Rescue Friend
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Most Loveable Puppy
  • Pooch and Child Fancy Dress
  • Best junior handler (under 12 years)
  • Best junior handler (12 to 15 years)

Other Competitions

  • the Gun Dog Scurry in the lake,
  • the Fun Dog Scurry over the straw bales,
  • Agility.

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