FUN Dog Show


Sunday 4th August 2019 - in AID of Nowzad


Pen Farthing and Hannah Surowinski
Founder and Director of Nowzad

Meet Dave Wardell and Finn
Winners of Friends for Life Crufts 2019
and BGT Finalist


  • Best Pup (4 to 12 months)
  • Golden Oldie (8yrs & over)
  • Best Short Legs (under 18")
  • Best Long Legs (18" & over)
  • Appealing Eyes
  • Gorgeous Gal
  • Handsome Hound
  • Best Condition
  • Best Recycled (rescue/re-homed)
  • Junior Handler (14yrs & under)
  • Best Nowzad Dog

15 mins break

  • Fancy Dress
  • Odds & Evens (pairs matched or mismatched)
  • Happy Dog (waggy tail)
  • Sausage Catcher
  • Owner Who Looks like Their Furry Friend
  • Dog The Judge Would like To Take Home
  • Best Of The Rest (any dog without a rosette)
  • Best In Show

Nowzad Dog Show is proud to be a qualifier for the Crossbreed Champions of Champions

This is a fun championship to promote the joys of owning and loving a crossbreed dog.

Have-A-Go Agility
Kindly supplied and supervised by
Morag Harris of Drum Kennels

£1.00 per entry

Show open to ALL dogs
all profits go to Nowzad

There will be 19 classes including
Best Nowzad Rescue
(come and meet some of the dogs)
Best of the Rest (any dog without a rosette)
Best In Show

On-Site Facilities:

  • Food (Cakes, freshly made pizza)
  • Teas, Coffee etc
  • Doggy Tombola
  • Toilets (most important!)
  • Cooling pools and Gazebos for your dogs


The Mare & Foal Sanctuay
Coombe Park
Equestrian Centre
Littlehempston, Totnes,
Devon, TQ9 6LW

Show Opens at 12:00 noon
Judging commencing at 1pm
Plenty of free parking

Weekend Happening

To make it a special weekend there will be a Nowzad evening at the Padbooke Park Hotel in Cullompton, Devon on Saturday 3rd August organised by Ann and David Hill.

Pen will be giving a talk about Nowzad and there will also be a quiz, raffle etc.

It's a dog friendly venue and to book a room take a look at

Early booking is recommended as the rooms will go quickly.
If you mention Nowzad at time of booking there is a discount.
Tickets are on sale at a cost of £20.

It will be lovely to see lots of people on the night and the dog show on the sunday afternoon so time to recover before strutting your stuff in Totnes xx

Padbrook Park Hotel
Cullompton, Devon
EX15 1RU
01884 836100

Who are Nowzad?

Nowzad proudly boasts the first and only official animal shelter in Afghanistan.

Our well designed and purpose built shelter in Kabul provides a safe home for over 100 dogs. We also have a purpose built cat shelter housing over 30 former street cats rescued by locals or soldiers. Our work has now extended to rehabilitating former working donkeys in a peaceful and caring environment.

The dogs are fed daily a soup of rice, naan bread, meat, carrots and potatoes, (normal dog food brands that you could buy in the west are often hard to come by in Afghanistan) and animals are exercised in purpose built dog runs.

Our Afghan staff take great personal pride in the welfare of all our animals and some even now have adopted dogs of their own!

Daily health checks are carried out by our highly qualified Afghan veterinarians and any necessary treatment is carried out immediately as required.

Our aim is to re-home all of the dogs that end up in our shelter; firstly to loving homes in Afghanistan where we have had great success, or for those who have already been fostered or cared for by ex-pats living in Kabul, we aim to re-home them in the west.

Your donation will help ensure that we can feed all of our animals as well as keep them warm and safe, pay our Afghan staff wages (typically they earn just $300 a month for extremely long hours in very harsh conditions), fund the upkeep of the shelter and facilities and make sure we have the ability to provide any medical care that our animals may need.

Thank you for making a difference with your donation for the animals of Afghanistan with no voice but yours.


We really don’t like having to have rules but!

OK it’s a fun fun fun dog show – it’s not cruft’s – you may not agree but the judges decision is final.

I know we don’t have to tell you but DOGS DIE IN HOT CARS!!

Please keep your dog (and children ) on a lead at all times.

If your dog produces “you know what”, do the right thing and clean it up.

Remember the safety & well being of all animals at the show is the responsibility of the owner.

Please do not bring your dog if it has been in contact with infectious disease in the last 6 weeks.

We are sorry but pups under 4 months, bitches in season and anti-social dogs are ineligible for this show.

If you see a dog or owner with a YELLOW RIBBON or some other yellow indicator on a dogs leash means this dog needs some space.

As the organisers we reserve the right to refuse entry.


If you would like to sponsor a class please contact Jill or Les.

Sponsorship costs £25.00 per class.

Your name with appear on the trophy as sponsor of the class chosen.


Jill & Les Sturgeon
07762 059 032