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For very many years Windsor has been known as the Ascot of Dog Shows, the summer “Crufts” in the opinion of many exhibitors.   Situated in the green parkland of Home Park, Windsor, under the ramparts of the Castle and with the River Thames as a boundary it is one of the loveliest dog show venues in the UK.   Indeed Windsor Show is unique as, for all of its greater than half a century of existence, it still takes place on the same ground as its very first show in 1951.

Windsor Town, with its many attractions, is within walking distance of the showground which makes it very popular with those exhibitors who caravan the summer circuit of shows.   Being at the height of the holiday season in one of the UK’s most popular tourist areas brings its problems for Windsor.   But the proximity of the show to London and Heathrow ensures that many tourists from home and overseas visit every year.   Uniquely, Windsor has an Overseas Visitors Hospitality tent to give a warm welcome to those who visit England to see the cream of the dog world in the best of settings.

Catherine Sutton, of the famous Rossut Kennels, in her book “Dog Shows and Show Dogs” documented the early years of Windsor Show: -