Iain Forbes, Dog Show Manager and Ian Duncan, Dog Show Chief Steward, have given us an overview of the Companion and Open Dog Show.

“The Turriff District Agricultural Association Open Dog Show consists of 153 classes broken down into 7 groups which are judged by 6 judges. Each dog has been pre-entered into its class as per the schedule. The judge will judge the dogs against their kennel club breed standard.

All the dogs at the Open Show on the Sunday will be kennel club registered. Any dog can enter the Monday Companion Dog Show and does not need to be kennel club registered.

For the Open Show class winners compete for Best of Breed, all group Best of Breed winners compete in their respective group for Best in Group. All seven Best in Group winners compete for Best in Show. Judges enjoy testing their breed knowledge against the breed standards and many judges travel all over the UK and Abroad.

Exhibitors will come from all over Scotland to enjoy Turriff Show particularly enjoying the friendly atmosphere, quality competition and large rings which are beautifully prepared.”


We are proud to welcome the following Dog Show judges to Turrff Show this year.


Mr Richard Morrison (Bowerswell) – Toy (Excl. Pomeranians) & Hound (Excl. Beagles) Groups, BIS & Varieties

I have judged since 1984 all over the UK and abroad including USA, Slovakia and Denmark.  I award CC’s in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Pomeranians and Beagles.  I am A2 KC approved for Miniature Pinschers.  I have held and still hold various management positions in canine clubs and societies.  I am honoured to judge at Turriff Show.

Wilma Morrison (Bowerswell) – Pomeranians & Beagles

I have judged since the late 1980s initially in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with over 1000 dogs, all over the UK including two breed shows.  I have also judged numerous Toy & Hound breeds, in particular Beagles, which I have judged all over the UK.  I have served over the years on canine committees as a Member, Treasurer & Secretary and I am still active within clubs.  I love showing, socialising, and judging.

Mr John Stewart (Drumshaw) – Terrier & Utility Groups

I have been showing for over fifty years, making up and breeding champions in Irish Terriers.  Also showing Scottish Terriers and West Highland White Terriers.  I have awarded Challenge Certificates in Irish Terriers, including Crufts 2006.  I have judged many Best in Shows and Terrier Groups across the UK.  I am looking forward to judging at Turriff Show. 

Margaret Thomson (Andimar) – Pastoral & Working Group & Junior HandlingI

have owned and shown Rottweilers since 1980 and began judging in 1992.  The highlight of my show career was my Ch Varenka the Maverick at Andimar being the Top UK Rottweiler in 2009.  I am also an assessor and co-ordinator for Pets as Therapy and run Kennel Club approved training classes for all breeds. 

Ms Susan Porter (Shearstone)

My family and I have owned and shown Golden Retrievers for about 40 years under the Shearstone affix and I award CC’s in them.  I have also shown German Shorthaired Pointers in the past.  Its many years since I have judged in Scotland and I am really looking forward to my day at Turriff Show.

Marc Wheeldon (Catnnels)

I’ve bred, shown and worked Golden Retrievers for 20 years now and judged for almost 10 years.  We have been awarded various CC’s and Reserve CC’s over the years also achieving 4 Show Gun Dog Working Certificates, a Working Gundog Certificate ‘on Game’ and a home bred Junior Warrant winner.  We also own a full Champion who continues to show into her veteran years.


The Open Dog Show and Companion Dog Show Schedules, Entry forms and information can be found here.

For any enquiries please contact us here.