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Everyone and his dog should be at Tatton’s annual dog show! 

The `must go to’ canine event of the year takes place at Home Farm, Tatton Park on Sunday August 14th.

There are already signs of training for the big day as past champions eager to regain their tile and new hopefuls looking to take home their first trophy start limbering up.

Amongst the 10 categories up for contention are the dog with the saddest eyes and dog with the waggiest tail. There are bound to be firm favourites in the line up of 10 novelty classes including best veteran and best rescue. All classes are open for any dog and whilst it’s all about the taking part, you may well find your canine friend has just what it takes to take a podium place! It’s the perfect opportunity for dogs (and owners) to really strut their stuff

Everyone’s favourite class is `Best Young Handler, for all those budding Ashleigh and Pudseys.

Farm manager Jayne Chapman said ‘’ The fun dog show is the farm’s favourite event of the year. Time shared with our canine companions is always special so why not bring your pooch along to join in with all the fun, as well as all the classes you can have a go on the agility course, a great day out for you and your dog”

Special rosettes are awarded for first to sixth places in each class, so few doggies go home empty pawed

The most competitive participants are already clearing space in their kennels for the gleaming ‘Harry Smith Memorial Trophy’ for show champion. 

One of the hardest classes to judge and guaranteed to bring out the softest of puppy dog eyes is ‘dog the judges would most like to take home’. This gets increasingly difficult to decide as the numbers of entries increase each year.   

 Fun Dog Show

The Fun Dog Show takes place on Sunday, August 14 from noon.  Park Entry charge of £6 per car applies. Only £2 entry charge per class.   For more information contact reception on 01625 374400 or the farm on 01625 374431.

 Home Farm opening times and prices

The farm is open for high season (until October 30, 2016) Tuesday to Sunday from noon-5pm (last entry 4pm). 

High season prices for single attraction entry: adult £6, child £4 (aged four to 15 years of age), family £16 (two adults and up to three children). 

Totally Tatton Ticket(entry to three attractions: mansion, gardens and farm): Adult £11, child (aged four to 15) £5.50, family (two adults and up to three children) £27.50.

National Trust members pay 50 per cent entry to the farm.  Park entry charge of £6 per car applies to all.

Please visit our website or call 01625 374400 for more information.

For further information, please contact Carole Hyde on 01625 374410 (

Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.

This impressive historic estate receives in the region of 800,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy its Georgian Mansion, Medieval Old Hall, award-winning Gardens and rare breeds Farm. The 1,000-acre deer park is home to red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops, an adventure playground, restaurants and a year-round events programme.

The Tatton Park Vision

The `Tatton Park Vision’ is the park’s 5 year vision for its visitor activities and aims to substantially develop its visitor experience by increasing the attractions and activities on offer. In delivering the vision the aim is to fully realise Tatton Park’s potential and present the best possible experience for its current and new visitors in order to provide new and sustainable income to help manage and conserve the historic estate into the future. This will be done through a programme of investment by Cheshire East Council and the attraction of new business. For more information about the vision visit