Northants Dog Training Club

Kennel Club registered since 1956

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History of Northants Dog Training Club

The 70's

In 1971 we were on the move again to new club venue at Kings Heath Baptist Church rooms as St Andrew's church rooms were to be demolished.

Our chairman, George Rowland was asked to judge the Obedience Championships at Crufts, in 1976 a great honour and a demonstration was given at Northampton Town Show.

The 80's

At our Members Rally held at the Lings Forum in 1984, Ron Lines, a long term member and instructor died of a massive heart attack. It was decided to hold a three-way match annually between Northants, Wellingborough and Rushden clubs, to compete for a trophy donated by Ron's family.

One of our members, Marina Eaton, entered by the club for the Pedigree Petfoods competition in 1986 won through to the National Finals.

Our current president Ken Dolman judged at the 1988 Crufts dog show, the second of our club members to be given this honour.

The 1989 Open Show commemorated 30 years since the first one and special trophies, rosettes and souvenir catalogues marked the occasion, also the entry had grown to 830 and was voted Best Show of the Year at Crufts 1990.

The 90's to 2003

During 1996 we celebrated our 40 years registration with The Kennel Club presenting special trophies at our Open Show and also held a special Fun Day at the Obelisk centre.

A new millennium and another new venue during 2000 we moved to our current meeting rooms, which is now Cogenhoe & Whiston village hall. In 2002 Northants Dogmatics flyball team who are all members of Northants Dog Training Club were winners at the flyball event at Crufts. In 2003 we assisted Northampton Council by organising a Companion Dog Show for the People, Pets, Plants and Pictures in the Park event at Abington Park with all proceeds going to Maxicare.

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