* Please note new time and location *

Arrange your place on this course by contacting Eric Gilkes (details below)

Day Tuesday evenings
Time 8:00 - 8:30pm
Contact webmaster@mhdcs.org
Eric Gilkes 01858 466055
Cost £10.00 membership per year
£5.00 per dog per session
New Location Robert Smyth Academy Sports Hall
Burnmill Road
Market Harborough
LE16 7JG


Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we still have no idea when we will be able to restart our training classes.  Because of the uncertainty we are unable to keep a waiting list.  As soon as we get any information about how we can safely restart, it will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

We are very sorry for a number of reasons, not least for any inconvenience this may cause, but we do feel strongly that people’s health must come first.

 If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to let us know.

 In the meantime, keep safe and hopefully it won’t be too long before we are up and running again.

Please note that the Market Harborough and District Canine Sociey is not affiliated to any other dog club or business in the area, so they would not be covered by the MHDCS Insurance and Kennel Club Registration

Important Dates

17 March 2020
AGM (No Classes)

Ringcraft classes teach dog owners how to present their dogs in the show ring to look their best for the judges, and trains the dog to stand still while a stranger thoroughly examines them.

 At ringcraft training, the dogs and handlers learn what is expected of them at a breed show,  and how to get the best out of their chosen breed

Even taking part in informal, fun dog shows is easier with some experience.

MHDCS Ringcraft Classes are held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month, with the 4th Tuesday being a match meeting.

Market Harborough & District Canine Society


No appointment needed.

All breeds catered for whether large or small, our trainers are able to teach you how to work with your dog

You could also qualify for CRUFTS ... who knows what you could achieve?

Membership: £10.00 per year

Training: £5.00 per session per dog.

Why not join us on the floor and meet new friends - doggie and human.

Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are available on the night.

What have you got to lose? Make new friends with lots of like minded dog owners!

Junior Winner!

Bolsover & District Canine Society

Click to see details


Matchnight results

Dog of the Year 2012


Pup of the Year 2012

Dog of Year contestants with judge Nicky Carlton

Winner ~ Jack the Mini Smooth Dachshund

Reserve ~ Maisie the Gt Dane

Puppy of the Year

Winner ~ Maisie the Gt Dane

Reserve ~ Mia the Bichon

Proud of her Reserve Puppy of the Year is Mia with her owner Scouse Collins


Well done to Mr & Mrs Greenslade's Roxy (Calastoa's Material Girl) Manc Terrier who was 4th in Puppy bitch at B'ham Champ Show on 1st Sept and took 1st Junior Bitch at Richmond Champ Show on 8th Sept - very promising start!
Well done to George and Rose Crossley with the Pikapom Pomeranians - P. Ebony Star 2nd Junior Bitch at Richmond and P.Sundae Delight 1st in Limit Bitch at B'ham Champ Show.
Well done to Julie Rees with Yumares Victoria Jane - Min L/H Dachs, 2nd Puppy Bitch at B'ham Champ Show and took Best Puppy and Res Best Bitch at Leeds Champ Show.

Well Done to Scouse Collins who qualified his Bichon Frise - Mia (Litinaz Magic Sprite) for Crufts 2013, she was 2nd in Puppy Bitch at Manc Champ Show.


Congratulations to the following members of Ringcraft for their recent success as this years Crufts:-

Carol Grain - Chesapeake Bay (Retriever) - 2nd in Special Junior Bitch
Margaret Gallagher - Samoyed - 2nd Post Grad Bitch
Evie Mae Douglas - Parson Russell - 3rd Special Puppy Dog


Well Done to Rose and George Crossley whose Pomeranian- Pikapom Ebony Star, at only 7½ months, took Reserve Best Puppy in Show at Herts and Essex on 18th March. One to watch for in the future.


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here for pictures of member's dogs

Dog of the Year
Pup of the Year

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