About The NHC

The National Hamster Council (NHC) is the governing body of the hamster fancy in the United Kingdom, representing the interests of all concerned with the keeping, exhibiting and/or breeding of the 5 species of hamster commonly kept asd pets. As the world’s leading hamster organisation, the NHC has an unrivalled reputation, and its standards and show rules have been used – and continue to be used – by hamster clubs and societies in many countries.

Established in 1949, the NHC is the oldest such organisation in the world and its member clubs cover the whole of the UK and have members throughout the world.

With an established network of experienced and knowledgeable officers and advisors, the NHC and its affiliated clubs offer benefits to everyone interested in all types of hamster. Our clubs organise regular shows in the UK where everyone is welcome, from beginner to experienced breeder. Many club shows also have classes for pets as well as exhibition hamsters and shows are an ideal opportunity to see many colours and varieties of hamster that may not be found in most pet shops.

We have a wealth of experience and expertise within the NHC, with some of our members having kept, bred and exhibited hamsters for over 30 years. This unique pool of knowledge is made available to every club member through our information sheets, by personal contact and through our monthly journal.

The Northern Hamster Club: https://www.northernhamsterclub.co.uk/

The Midland Hamster Club: http://www.midlandhamsterclub.co.uk/

The Southern Hamster Club: http://www.southernhamsterclub.co.uk/

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Show Dates and Results 2018

There will be a Pet Class at every Midland and Southern show for 2019.

Questions about the shows should be directed to the relevant club’s Show Manager

ClubShow Manager
NorthernSheryl Lucas
MidlandEmma Picot
SouthernWendy Barry

Provisional dates in ITALIC
Confirmed dates in BOLD

DateLocationClubSchedule/Results
20th JanBradford ChampsNational Results
10th FebruaryWillingtonMidland Results
17th FebBathSouthern Results
3rd MarchChacombeMidland CANCELLED
18th MarchHigh Legh
Northern CANCELLED
7th April
DawlishSouthern Results
21st AprilHerefordMidland Results
19th MayFerndownSouthern Results
19th MayOtleyNorthern Results
2nd JuneGreat AlneMidland Results
9th JuneAndoverSouthern Results
17th JuneNorth Yorks County ShowNorthern 
21st JulyBathSouthern Results
28th JulyCardiffMidland Results
4th AugustEmleyNorthern Results
18th AugustFillongleyMidland CANCELLED
7th SeptemberRotherhamNorthern Results
8th SeptemberReal LondonSouthern Results
29th SeptemberDraytonMidland Results
7th OctoberLymmNorthern Results
14th OctoberLondon ChampsSouthern Results
20th OctoberWeston-Super-Mare (AGM)
Southern Results
27th OctoberShurdington (AGM)
Midland Results
10th NovemberBrockholes (AGM)
Northern Results
24th NovemberWootton BassettSouthern Results
1st December CoventryMidland Results
8th DecemberMapplewellNorthern Results
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