It’s almost here. The annual Discover Dogs extravaganza is coming to town again – and this time it’s even bigger and better in Earls Court 1.
This fantastic canine showpiece will be celebrating its 14th year of delighting dog devotees from all over the UK and beyond, with new and exciting attractions alongside a range of traditional crowd favourites.
With examples of over 200 different breeds all under one ‘woof’, Discover Dogs is the ideal place to learn more about the pleasures of canine companionship, and all the other benefits that owning a dog can bring.
The show is an interactive experience dedicated to every aspect of canine care, promoting responsible dog ownership and showcasing the diversity and talents of man’s best friend.
Visitors can chat with expert owners and breed representatives about everything from training to grooming, as well as being amazed by the agility and skills of dogs from all walks of life, from the Metropolitan Police Dogs to Assistance Dogs, past Crufts winners and cross-breeds.
There is also the opportunity to do some serious Christmas shopping for your beloved pooch with over 100 trade stands at the event selling just about everything you can think of for your doggie friend, whether they’re canine or human!
Dog owners from all over the country will be taking part in some very diverse competitions. There’s of course the grand final of the hugely popular Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year competition.
Heats have been held all year and across the length and breadth of the country (I feel like I’ve judged most of them and they were not easy!) and the much anticipated final will be judged by a celebrity judge, to be announced nearer the time.
The Kennel Club’s very own Companion Dog Club, for all types of dog, will be inviting its members to join in the fun with competitions designed to entertain dogs and owners alike.
With commentary by Peter Purves and contests including Waggiest Tail, there are bound to be cute canine capers galore to thrill the crowds.
I love this event which continues to get bigger and better every year and provides a fascinating look into the canine world that is fun, educational and a great day out for all the family.
I’m also proud to have been invited to present the winners of the Young Kennel Club’s Silver Jubilee Dogstable Course with their rosettes. You can catch me in the Young Kennel Club ring on from 2:00pm on Saturday & Sunday at the show, for more info about the Young Kennel Club click here.
The dog’s role in society is so important this event which demonstrates every aspect of just how much dogs bring to all our lives. See you there!
Discover Dogs, 14th and 15th November at Earls Court 1, London. For more information on this great day out, please visit www.discoverdogs.org.uk or call 020 7518 1012.