January 3rd, 2016


Training is now fully underway on a Wednesday evening.   7.45pm for puppies and 8.15pm for adults.

There is a match every 2nd Wednesday of the month and we are now running a points system for winners to go towards a Yeovil Dog of The Year with a CASH prize and trophy.

We are running Ringcraft training each week at Kingsdon Village Hall.

Good Citizens training will start up again soon.

Please see our Facebook Group for details and daily updates and notifications




January 3rd, 2016

Yeovil & District Canine Society offers Ringcraft Training to anyone interested in showing dogs and has been established for 75 years. We meet every Wednesday evening at Kingsdon Village Hall from 8pm.

We aim to provide help and advice on all aspects of dog showing in a friendly and sociable environment where you can relax and chat to other doggie folk. Our experienced trainers will advise you on how to make the most of the your dog at a show and for those with youngsters, provide an opportunity for them to socialise with other dogs.

The Club is run by a volunteer committee and we always welcome interest from members who would like to become more involved.

We hold two shows a year. Our annual Open Show in December attracts over 900 dog entries. The show is hold at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. Details can be found on this website and advertisements are put annually in the dog papers. Our Limit Show for members is held every June at Keinton Mandeville village hall. This show is much smaller and many of our members come to catch up with friends, bring out new dogs and enjoy themselves.

We hope anyone attending our training or our shows has a positive experience and we are always interested to hear from you with your thoughts on ways we can improve.

This year, being our 75th Anniversary Year, we will be celebrating in style at both our shows. We hope you will join us


January 3rd, 2016

To be held

26th June 2016 at Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset  BA4 6QN

241 Classes held under the Group System our first Summer Show will be a great day out for the whole family.  Crufts qualifying classes.

Best in Show to be judge by Mrs Liz Cartledge (Ryslip)

We are delighted to host a Family Fun Day and Companion Dog Show in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society.

The Fun day will be held in a separate area to the Premier Dog Show but easily accessed to all our exhibitors.  We hope you will bring your family to enjoy the day.

Events on the Day also include KC Good Citizen Bronze Testing,  Grand Raffle, Bouncy Castle, Birds of Prey and lots more

Schedules for the Premier Show will be posted to all last year’s exhibitors.





January 3rd, 2016

We are currently discussing what events to hold this year.  Any ideas or seminars you want, please ring Jacky our Secretary 01460 281528

Members dogs winning well

July 9th, 2014

Please let us know your show successes and if possible email us a photo too…



NEWS JUST IN……  Very many congratulations to Ed Forsey & Tate Shrimpton on your win at Taunton & District CS Show.  Jax (Alaskan Malamute) went BIS and this is a wonderful achievement.




Bethany Cawley won brilliantly with her Manchester Terrier Darla



She won  AVNSC and then  went Terrier Group 1 at Bristol and District show.



Helen Freeman had a great day and sent these results:

“Our wins in one week

Southern Border Club Show
Borderella Elsa Best  Veteran and oldest in show
Both the other two dogs received places .


Bolt Tail Jebba shcm - Reserve out of 14 Veteran Dog
Third out of 17. GCD

Borderella Snap Dragon - Reserve out of 10 GCB”



Congratulations to our Secretary Jacky Ash who’s puppy – Hillcloud Jupiter – was Best Puppy in Show at The Terrier Club of Devon & Cornwall on Sunday 16th February.

We send our congratulations to both Jean Smith and Colin & Sandra Girling on their success at Taunton & District Canine Association show held on the weekend of 4th January.

Jean Smith went Best in Show with her Alaskan Malamute – Snowshoes Masked Desperado

Colin & Sandra Girling went Reserve Best in Show with their Border Terrier – Benattivo Double Flame



MEMBERS….please feel free to send in photos and news of your wins…we would be delighted to include them on the website and facebook pages

Good Citizen Training

July 9th, 2014


The Kennel Club Good Citizens Award is taught by Zoe Axford of Totally Canine Dog Activity Centre on behalf of Yeovil DCS.  Classes will be available starting at the end of August and continuing on an ongoing basis, rather than the three “terms” we have done previously.  Please see Zoe’s website at Totally Canine for more details.


July 9th, 2014


CLOSES FOR CHRISTMAS 2014 BREAK after training on 10th December and resume on 7th January with our irst Match of the year.

7.45pm – 8.15pm – Puppy training session

We feel it is important that Puppies get the opportunity of being introduced to Ringcraft in a quiet and stress free environment and we are therefore starting training earlier for them.  We would encourage all owners of puppies under the age of 12 months to bring them to this session.

Chairs are put near the stage for anyone with puppies so that if you wish to stay after the puppy session with your pup, you can, and socialise them with each other or with the older dogs.

8.15pm onwards

We  open training to all at 8.15pm.  However,  if we find that we have a lot of dogs attending we will split the training a bit to give all sizes of dogs the chance to train properly.  We are anxious that the quality of training does not go down and we ask for your help with this.

If the training session is busy, the trainers may ask a group of dogs to sit out for a while and have a coffee or a chat.  This will allow the trainer to concentrate on a smaller group.  There will be plenty of opportunity for training for everyone but we need your input again to help us to make it work.


We try to lay out the hall to give the dogs as much room as possible.   We would be grateful if you could move away from the door when you come in, and when entering, please check your route into the hall is clear.

Please ring if you have any queries or suggestions to improve our training sessions