Dog Section

Safety Notice

Your safety as an exhibitor at our show is very important to us. We ask for your co-operation in ensuring there is a clear way for emergency vehicles all the way around the show field. Parking restrictions will be in place on the show day, please respect the instructions of our stewards.

All enquiries for The Dog Show email to:

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Welcome to the Dog Section of the Royal Meath Show. Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who participated in our show last year – we hope you all enjoyed it. For photos of the day, please visit our Facebook page through the link above. We will also post regular updates about classes, sponsors and events on the day on the Facebook page.

Due to the Eyre Court show not taking place this year, we regret we will not be running the Native Irish Breed Qualifier class this year at the Royal Meath Show. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Dog Show will commence at 1.30pm sharp. We will begin taking registrations on the day from Midday. We currently do not take any registrations via online/phone/social media. Please come along on the day and register your dogs at the registration tent ringside.


A very special thanks to our main sponsors this year;

Connolly's Red Mills

A1 Kennels

Country Mutts



Obedience show with Julie Holmes - Tag n'Rye dog services starting approx 12.30pm

The classes are as follows:

Class 1.  Irish Native Breed

Class 2. Gundog Group

Class 3.  Hound Group

Class 4.  Terrier Group

Class 5.  Toy Group

Class 6.  Utility Group

Class 7.  Pastoral Group

Class 8.  Working Group

Class 9.  Cross Breed Group

Class 10.  Puppy Group, 3 months - 1 year old

Class 11.  Veteran Group, dogs over 8 years

Class 12.  Best Junior Handler under 8 years

Class 13.  Best Junior Handler under 15 years

1st, 2nd & 3rd place rosettes awarded in each class


Specially Commissioned sashes, plaques and rosettes will be presented to Champion Dog and Reserve Champion Dog. This year we have teamed up with Country Mutts based on the Kildalkey Rd, Athboy and they have very kindly sponsored a voucher for a full groom for the dog that wins Best in Show. Plaques presented to Champion Dog and Reserve Champion Dog are very kindly sponsored by A1 Kennels based in Navan, Co Meath. All dogs who place first in each class will be eligible for Best in Show.

  1. Entries taken on the day from 12:30– 1.30pm
  2. €3 per dog per class, €5 to enter two classes.
  3. All dogs must be on leads,& must be under full control of their owners, at all times. All dog owners are liable for any damage caused by their dog.




Contact for Dog Show Jane Holton 083 8024629