Club Shows 2024

The Northern Bullmastiff Club is holding 3 breed club shows this year, 2 Open shows (January and September) and a Championship show (June).

January 2024

Our First Open show will be held in January alongside Manchester Championship show.

June 2024

Our Championship show will be held in June alongside Blackpool Championship show.

September 2023

Our second Open show will be held in September alongside Darlington Championship show.

The Northern Bullmastiff Club

Open Show - January 2024

The January open show is on Thursday 18th January 2024, held in conjunction with Manchester Championship Dog Show - CCs available at Manchester with a last chance to qualify for Crufts 2024.
  • Our Club Show judge is Mr Peter Simmons (Simmovon)
  • The show is being sponsord by Burns Pet Nutrition
  • There are no Postal entries for this show
  • Online entries via Fosse Data close: Wednesday, 3 January 2024 at 23:59
  • To view the schedule and enter online via Fosse Data - please click here for details.
The Northern Bullmastiff Club Open Show

My name is Peter Simmons, I am 63 years old. I have been involved with Border Collies for over 20 years.
Now about myself; I have always been involved in show dogs from an early age from when my mother and father showed Dobermans and Rottweilers. At the age of ten I won two classes at Crufts with my Doberman bitch. Two years later I came third in the final of the National Junior Handling finals. During this time my father had the top winning Rottweiler in the country. My father gave CCs in Dobermans, Rottweilers, and Bouvier Des Flanders. My mother judged on the continent giving CCs in several breeds until she passed away. So I've been involved in both Pastoral and Working group for many years.
I have been passed by the Kennel Club to give CCs in Border Collies and judged my first championship show at the West of England Border Collie Show in November 2012. In total I have awarded eight sets of CCs in Border Collies including: The Belgium Border Collie Club, Czech Republic Championship Show. Germany, Israel, Hungary. Also, USA in April 2024. Best in Show at Southern Border Collie Championship Show last year. I had honour to judge bitches at Crufts in 2022 and was delighted that my best of breed won the Pastoral Group 1. I also gave CCs in Australian Shepherds for the first time at Leeds 2023.

I enjoy my shows. My wife Yvonne and I are always happy to help any exhibitor in any way we can. I like to congratulate all winners and will always leave the ring with a smile. I like to think this applies to my judging also giving every exhibitor the time they deserve.

We have gained our first home bred Champion when only having only three litters; we have champions in Border Collies and Australian Shepherds, winning best in shows at championship club shows.

Look forward to seeing you all.

Peter Simmons


Our Club Open show is kindly being sponsored by Burns Pet Nutrition.

Burns Pet Nutrition

Manchester details

  • The judge for Manchester is: Miss Julie Jones (Frankental)
  • Online entries via Higham Press close in December
  • To view the Manchester schedule and enter online - please click here for details.