(Judging on Saturday only)
This year there will be over 50 different classes of cavies to be judged in seven different groups including satin, crested and longhair. Popular breeds such as Himalayan, Abyssinian, Dalmatian and Texel will be judged in the Red Shed on Saturday.
Cavy is another name for the guinea pig. It is derived from their Latin name, Cavia Porcellu. They originally came from the Andes (Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador) where they have been domesticated for around 5000 years. They were brought to Europe sometime in the 16th Century. Princess Diana had cavies as pets when she was young!