We’ve been busy planning our Summer calendar. With so many things to see and do it can be difficult to fit everything in to the diary! This week we thought we’d highlight some of the canine events around the UK, that you might want to fit into your schedule this year…
Various Dates and Locations from April – September
This series of annual events is organised by dog lovers for dog lovers. With an array of activities for your and your dog to get involved in, including fun dog shows, have-a-go activities such as flyball, gundog and agility displays and handy tips and advice from the experts. Check out the All About Dogs website to find out where the nearest location is to you.
South of England Showground, West Sussex – 18- 19 May
Kent Showground, Kent – 13-15 September
Paws in the Park aims to bring everyone from the dog community together, with activities aimed at working & pet dogs as well as humans! There are canine displays of agility, have-a-go activities and competitions aplenty! Head to the Paws in the Park website for more information.
Knebworth House, Herts – 11-12 May
Tatton Park, Chesire – 15-16 June
Ashton Court, Bristol – 22-23 June
This event is organised by Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick and has three great days out. The events includes the Supervet Live show which is presented by Fitzpatrick himself and includes expert advice and wonderful stories of miracles performed on animals. Other fun things going on at the events are the Great Dog Walk, agility displays and have-a-go sessions all taking place amidst the festival village and stalls.
Bakewell Showground – 22-23 June
Uttoxeter Racecourse – 14-15 September
If you’re looking for a host of fun activities and displays including all the usual things like gundog displays as well as the more unusual terrier racing, fire rescue dogs and dog portraits. This is a lovely event which supports a number of animal charities. To find out more about the show and the wonderful work they do for charity explore the Dogs Unleashed website.
Various Locations around the UK
This is a favourite charity event for many dog lovers and the walks take place all around the country in beautiful locations, on various dates. Head to the Great British Dog Walk website for more information and purchase your tickets.
Excel London, 12-13 October
A show for all dog lovers, here you can meet all kinds of breeds as well discover a host of stalls selling canine goodies. A great show for those thinking about buying a dog, giving you the opportunity to meet, greet and learn about all kinds of canines. For more information about the event head to the Discover Dogs website.
NEC Birmingham – 2-3 November
The National Pet show is one of the largest pet events in the UK and celebrates not just dogs but domestic animals of all shapes and sizes. The Dog Village is where all things Canine happen including grooming demos, workshops and expert advice. Discover more at the National Pet Show website.
We’d love to hear what events you are thinking of going to, and if there any other events you think should have made the list. If you went to any of these in 2018, let us know, tell us what you thought. And don’t forget to send us your pictures. We love to see you and your pets out and about on your travels and equally relaxing at home!)