Discover Dogs this Weekend at Earl’s Court 1

If you’re a dog-lover then this is definitely one of the best weekends of the year for you!!

The Kennel Club’s annual Discover Dogs extravaganza at Earls Court is this year attracting famous four- and two legged celebrities…

Stars from Downton Abbey, EastEnders, Big Brother and The Only Way is Essex will be amongst the famous faces turning out in force to support the fun family event.


I’ll be joined by the lovely Kate Silverton, BBC newsreader and the awesome David Spinx, aka Keith Miller from EastEnders, as we judge the cross breed equivalent of Crufts; the Scruffts grand final. We’ll be helping to choose the most deserving winner from a range of finalists who have qualified in categories such as Golden Oldie and Child’s Best Friend.

The times are:

11.30am – Golden Oldie
2.20pm – Prettiest Bitch
3.05pm – Most Handsome Dog
4.25pm – Final with Child’s Best Friend

Julian Bennett from The Only Way is Essex will be attending the event and actress Annette Crosbie, from One Foot in the Grave, will be signing new breed rescue book, Doggerel, by author Angela Patmore.

Amongst the canine stars at the show will ‘Dangerous’ Dave, the Miniature Schnauzer which won the role of Toto in a gala performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End musical The Wizard of Oz, after winning the BBC talent search series Over the Rainbow. He will be in the Miniature Schnauzer booth, helping people to learn more about the breed and whether it would suit their lifestyle.

Almost 200 different pedigree breeds will be at the event to the delight of dog lovers, with other famous representatives in the form of the Labrador Retriever, Roly, the Granthams’ family dog in Downton Abbey, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Tori, from Young Victoria and Midsomer Murders.

Discover Dogs aims to show people the huge variety of pedigree dogs and to help people understand which would best fit their lifestyle. Research conducted by the Kennel Club has shown that almost one in five people are influenced by celebrity dog choice and other media when choosing their dog and almost 50 percent fail to do any research about which breed would suit them.

Other highlights at the show include the rescue dog agility competition and the opportunity to meet all of Britain’s rare native dog breeds, some of which are rarer than the giant panda, such as the Sussex Spaniel and the Sealyham Terrier.

I’ll be giving 4 seminars over the weekend too:


12.30pm Embarrassing pet illnesses – a Q & A session

3.30pm Addressing the issues of Puppy Farming


11.30am The role of Dogs in War in the 20th Century

2.30pm Addressing the issues of Puppy Farming

I’ll also be based on Stand 32 sponsored by GWF Nutrition, hosting interviews about choosing a dog, responsible breeding & puppy farming and joined by Oldies Club and Be Puppy Farm Aware. Why not come and say hello?

See you there!!

For more info, or to order your tickets click here.

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  1. i would like to thank marc for giving chi 3rd in the waggiest tail it means so much to me as i have been through a lot an he has also i travel to loads of dog show and to win the rescue and third in the waggiest tail was the best thing yet. as you know chi was badly treated he keeps me going once again thank you for a great time i wish they had a companion dog show at crufts the same as discover dogs bye phill

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