The Beagle Club of NSW Inc was founded in 1962, with the inaugural meeting being held at the East Balmain home of Dot and 'Snow' Stopford (Russford Kennels). The Stopfords were the organisers and driving force behind the formation of the Club and monthly meetings were held at their home for the first year of its existence. Also present at that first meeting were well known canine identities Harry Spira, Harry and Len de Groen, Ian Doherty (Martinique), Dan and Vicki Scott (Scottholme), Tom and Neil Longmuir (Belview) and George White (Oatendale). Foundation Officers were 'Snow' Stopford (President), Tom Longmuir (Vice President) and John Smythe (Secretary).

Since those early days of its formation the club meetings have been held in a variety of halls at locations including Glebe, Annandale, Granville, Concord and now in the Secretary's Rooms at Castle Hill Showground on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except January) at 7.30 p.m.

The Club conducts two Championship Shows each year at Easter, one on the Saturday and the other on the Sunday. The first Championship Show conducted by the Club was held on 14th November 1965. Best in Show went to Aust. Ch. Lees Pennon (Imp. U.K.) (A.O.M.*). Pennon went on to win three times, a feat which was eventually equalled and then surpassed by Aust. Ch Bayhound So Sassy (A.O.M.*) who won four Bests in Show. A full list of Best in Show winners can be seen in the Showing section of this site.


Aust. Ch. Lees Pennon (Imp U.K.) (A.O.M.*)

Owned by Danny & Vicki Scott (Scottholme Beagles, NSW)
Bred by Pat Waterhouse (UK)

Best in Show at the Club's 1st Championship Show in 1965

* Awarded an Award of Merit by The National Beagle Council of Australia.