Often with over 150 hamsters on show in the main show, the majority of our shows are free to come in and have a look around. At our shows you will find hamsters of the five species commonly kept as pets in the UK, with many colours and coat types that you’re unlikely to see in pet shops. Our members would love to welcome you and are on hand to share tips and stories about hamster care.
The Main Show
During the main show hamsters are assessed by a qualified judge according to a standard set by our governing body The NHC.
Entering the Main Show
If you’re thinking of entering the main show then our guide will give you an idea of what you’ll need to know before you enter and how to do it. Read more..
The Main Show : On The Day
So you’ve sent your entries off and the day is now here. You’ll find everything you need to know about the day here. Read more..
The pet competition usually starts around 2pm on a show day and pets will be judged by one of our experienced members on tameness and condition. You can even bring your rabbits, guinea pigs and other rodents along too!