Judges will be looking for the cutest tail, cutest pup and old gold across the categories, with winners taking home rosettes.
The 140th county show on June 26 will feature ranching, farming and country life and returns after a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid pandemic.
The organizers also want to include families whose animals are domestic rather than working. The dog show will include a section for pedigree breeds, owners of which are expected to travel many miles to show off their pets.
Edward Hicklin is chairman of the Derbyshire County Agricultural and Horticultural Society, which organizes the show. He said: “So many people got a dog during lockdown because it was an excuse for them to go out and exercise, so we expect to see quite a few people bring their dogs with them into the day.”
Owners can nominate their pets for the show for £2 per class or £5 for three classes per dog. Registrations will be taken during the day.
The organizing committee anticipates that the runaway success of reality TV farming shows such as Amazon Prime’s Clarkson’s Farm, BBC One’s Kelvin’s Big Farming Adventure and Channel Five’s Our Yorkshire Farm will entice members of the public to come.
Edward said: ‘Travel restrictions during the lockdown and TV programs, in particular the Clarkson effect, have sparked interest in the campaign and our way of life and we hope this will inspire people to come and find out what is agriculture and country life. in regards to.”
New this year will be Shetland pony races, giant tortoises and a performance by the lumberjack sports team, the Welsh Axemen.
Stannage’s stunt team will perform death-defying tricks including motorcycle jumps, high drops and quad bike stunts during two 30-minute shows in the main ring.
Elsewhere there will be award-winning livestock, a food festival featuring the best local producers, equine competitions, alpaca walks, vintage vehicles and fly-fishing demonstrations.
For the first time in the history of the show, tickets are sold online. They cost £10 in advance for adults and entry is free for accompanied under-16s. Go to www.derbyshirecountyshow.co.uk