Headley Ringcraft Association

About Us

The Association was established 25 years ago with the key aim to make dog showing fun and successful - collectively for owners and their dogs.

Association Activities

Weekly Ringcraft Classes

Held inside or outside weather permitting - informative and fun mixed ability classes - from novice to experienced show handlers.

We are able to offer a variety of instructors, meaning that each week is different for you and your dog. This is important when training any dog for the show ring. We aim to replicate what to expect in the show ring through a variety of different exercises for you and your dog - ensuring classes are interesting and fun in a relaxed environment.

Go to our Training & Membership Page to find out where and when we hold training classes.

Experienced & Knowledgeable Instructors

Within the Headley Ringcraft group there is a wealth of knowledge of the show world.   

Many of the committee members judging themselves and owning various breeds from many of the seven dog groups gundogs, terriers, utility, toy, pastoral, hounds and working.

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Training & Awards

The Association offers training, advice and examinations for this scheme - Puppy Foundation / Bronze / Silver / Gold awards - to find out more information about this Kennel Club training scheme [click here to visit the Kennel Club site].

Seminars & Workshops

We hope to be holding various canine activity / information events in the year - fun events for both handler and dog held in a relaxed and informative environment to learn new skills.   We will be publishing events on our Facebook page in the future.

Support for all Handler / Dog Abilities

Whether you are a complete beginner and new to showing or a regular show goer with a new puppy or need some extra practice, you will be sure to get a warm welcome.   

Our training is held in a relaxed and friendly environment beneficial to both handlers and their dogs - we offer helpful, informative advice from the Headley Ringcraft Association.

Training Buddy System

We are always sure to spend extra time with newcomers, especially those who are new to dog showing as we realise it may be daunting for both you and your dog.

We offer newcomers the opportunity to pair up with an experienced club show member and/or instructor so that you can be given helpful and knowledgeable advice about all aspects of the show world - we've all had to start from the beginning !