Sunday 30th July 2017

Helmingham Hall, Suffolk

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Helmingham & Suffolk Rings

Two Rings, both with lots of fun dog classes for you to enjoy. From Best Pedigree to the Dog with the Waggiest Tail and Best Designer Dog - there is something for everyone to enter!

10th Birthday Breed Parades

This year, to celebrate the 10th Birthday of this event, we asked the people of Suffolk to vote for their Top Ten Breeds. The results are now in! And we would like to celebrate these fantastically popular breeds by showcasing them on the day - if you have a Greyhound, Jack Russell or Border Collie amongst many more in our Top 10 , then join in on the day.

10. Labradoodle - Suffolk Ring: 10.45am
9. Border Collie - Helmingham Ring: 11am
8. King Charles Spaniel - Suffolk Ring: 11.25am
7. Jack Russell - Helminham Ring: 11.45am
6. Beagle - Suffolk Ring: 12.05pm
5. Cocker Spaniel - Helmingham Ring: 12.30pm
4. Tibetan Terrier - Suffolk Ring: 2.05pm
3. Cockapoo - Helmingham Ring: 1.45pm
2. Labrador (All Colours!) - Suffolk Ring: 3.10pm
1. Greyhound - Helmingham Ring: 3.55pm

NEW! Demonstration Ring

Introducing a new ring for 2017, the Dog Demonstration ring - dedicated to showcasing to you some fantastic and varied demonstrations this year. Be prepared to be amused, amazed and well acquainted with our brilliant teams involved in our 10th Birthday event.

11am - 11.30am
East Anglia Search and Rescue Dog Association

11.45am – 12.15pm
Police Dogs with PC Nick Lofthouse

12.30pm – 1pm
Born to Run and Canis Massage with Angela Day & Mel

1pm onwards
Janet West Rally Obedience Demo
followed by
Have A Go “Teach Your Dog Some Dance Moves” under the instruction of Janet and team

*All timings above are subject to change on the day, depending on PC Nick Lofthouse and the possibility that duty will call for him and his dogs!

Happi Days Agility Rings 1 & 2

Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. There is so much fun to be had today for both owner and his dog, as you are put to the test over a set of challenging jump hurdles, ramps and hoops. Join the team from Happi Days test your nerves of steel against that clock!

Paws of Parham 'Have A Go' Flyball Ring

Flyball is a fun, social activity for both dogs and owners.
All breeds and sizes of dogs can take part in this sport! Paws of Parham can show you how its done - watch how they skilfully lead their dogs over straw bale hurdles at high speeds. And then give it a try yourself with your furry friend!

Fun Dog Scurry run by the Norfolk & Suffolk Field Trial Club

… Gun Dog Style. Anyone can enter. Your dog does not need to be a gundog breed, just keen and ready to retrieve! Bring your dog down to the beautiful Helmingham Hall lake to have a go, or simply to watch other dogs trying to salvage the dummy from the lake.

Catering Village

Tasty treats including: Ice cream, drinks, burgers, sausages, curries, doughnuts, fish and chips and Chinese food.


Over 50 stalls including: Photographers, charities, dog food and accessories, gifts for allthe family and much more!

Kids Entertainment Zone

Expect to be wowed this year, with added fun to be had! With a Helter Skelter, Water Zorbing, Bungee Trampolining and Hook A Duck - there is something for all ages!

East Anglian Daily Times Charity Village

What you might not know, is that every single penny raised from Suffolk Dog Day, over £425,000 so far, is invested back into the county
via Suffolk Community Foundation’s grant-making programmes to local
charities and community groups here in Suffolk.
In celebration of Suffolk Dog Day’s 10th Birthday, The East Anglian Daily Times have sponsored a special opportunity to meet just a
few of them.