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Dog Lovers Show

Dog Lovers Show

STARSTUDDED SYDNEY DOG LOVERS SHOW RETURNS FOR BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF OUR BEST FRIENDS


It’s set to be a star-studded weekend as Dr Chris Brown, Dr Katrina Warren, the Village Vets and celebrity dog trainer Peta Clarke headline the third Sydney Dog Lovers Show. The award-winning event returns to the Royal Hall of Industries and The Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August.

A true celebration of our best friends, the Show will play host to over 30 DOGS NSW Breed Clubs, educational presentations from celebrity dog experts, free vet and training advice plus the rare opportunity to get up-close-and personal with literally hundreds of beautiful dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds and personalities!

Over 20,000 passionate dog lovers flocked to the event last year, and CEO and Founder Jason Humphris promises the pooch paradise will be even bigger and better this year with more celebrity and canine talent ever seen under one wroof in Sydney.

“A love of dogs is something that unites literally millions of Australians because they enrich our lives, contribute a wide range of benefits to the community and make us fundamentally happier” said Humphris. “Our team has worked so hard to present what is arguably the largest and most comprehensive event ever held in Australia dedicated to educating, entertaining and informing dog lovers of all ages. We have no doubt that visitors will not only enjoy a fantastic day out but will leave with a greater respect and understanding for the dogs in their life.” The Royal Canin Arena will be buzzing with action and energy including a brand new show from Dr Katrina Warren & The Wonderdogs with the popular Dr Chris Brown captaining a team of talented K9s in the Weave Pole Challenge.

The doggie athleticism will continue with a World Record Attempt at Extreme Dog High Jump, featuring pooches from the Australian Working Dog Rescue who will be hoping to break the current record held by Australian Dog ‘Bailey’ who cleared 2.951-metres at the Casterton Kelpie Muster in Victoria last June.

Scent Dog Spectacular in the Arena will be a testament to the incredible sensory skills of working dogs - see in action the amazing abilities of arson detection dogs, conservation dogs and dogs in training in the medical and termite detection areas. This year’s Kong Celebrity Vet Stage is every dog lover’s dream. Dr Chris Brown is appearing for the first time at the Sydney Show providing tips on those doggie dangers you need to know and insights into some of his most challenging vet cases.

Renowned animal trainer Peta Clarke will also take to the stage to offer insights into celebrity dog training and will introduce the canine duo who stole the show as ‘Bruiser’ (AKA Sparrow the Chihuahua) and ‘Rufus’ (AKA Luka the Bulldog) in Legally Blonde the Musical, with other big canine names from the silver screen to join them.

Over the last four years, the Dog Lovers Show has been responsible for rehoming around 2,000 dogs in need and this number continues to grow every year. The CANIDAE Rescue Dog Zone will host over 20 NSW based rescue groups and shelters, showcasing the many adoption options in Sydney and educating visitors on how to start the rehoming process and why dog adoption can be such a rewarding experience.

DOGS NSW will present the biggest Breed Showcase to date, giving visitors the chance to meet, greet, learn about and snap selfies with over 30 different breeds. From Collies to Cattle Dogs and Whippets to Wolfhounds, this feature is set to draw another massive crowd!

The Perfect Match feature will help visitors find the most suitable dog breeds for them and their lifestyle with a wide range of informational posters and a new Bow Wow Meow Breed Selector questionnaire that will provide visitors with tailored recommendations on dog compatibility.

Meeting, patting and connecting with dogs is a smile-inducing, endorphin-releasing activity for kids and adults alike. The Pat-APooch Zone will be doggie haven where visitors can cuddle and connect with a wide range of beautiful breeds.

The world’s premier canine aquatics competition, DockDogs presented by BlackHawk, will WOW visitors as they get to watch Australia’s most talented dogs attempt some of the longest jumps, highest leaps and fastest water retrievals ever witnessed – launching off an elevated dock into a massive 100,000 litre swimming pool!

Some of the most respected and vocal ambassadors for dogs in the country will take part in the Military Working Dog Tribute to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of WWI and the ANZAC Centenary. A history of our four-legged diggers will be presented in daily talks by Nigel Allsopp, founder of the Australian War Animal Organisation (AWAMO).

Major Kendall Crocker will also share his experiences of being the only full-time Veterinary Officer responsible for Military Working Dogs and explain how he keeps defence pooches happy and healthy.

Children are our future vets and nurses and at the SASH stand they will get the chance to learn more about their family dogs and even step into the shoes of veterinary professionals with the ICU Vet for Kids feature. Kids can visualise themselves in an emergency animal hospital with the unique opportunity to perform lifesaving procedures on their favourite dog toys, learning from some of the best vets in the business from SASH.

With over 200 exhibitors, the event is just like a giant supermarket for dogs, with lots of exclusive show specials and new product launches - endless opportunities and ideas to spoil your pooch. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also Doggy LEGO® for the young and young at heart, some of Sydney’s best Food Trucks for those looking to fuel a pooch-packed weekend and a Doggy Bookshop!

CAN I BRING MY DOG? We love dogs but, as this is an indoor event, unfortunately visitors are unable to bring their dogs to the Show.

WHEN: Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 August 2016
OPENING TIMES: 9:30am - 5pm daily
WHERE: Royal Hall of Industries and The Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park
TICKETS: Up to a 20% discount available for tickets purchased in advance via the website

For further info or to book tickets visit: www.dogloversshow.com.au/sydney

For further press information please contact HotHouse Media & Events – 03 9682 0222

Katie Woolway m: 0499 773 329 - e: [email protected]

Tess Fisher m: 0433 057 600 - e: [email protected]

Topic: Pet Shows, Dogs

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