Four Leg it to London’s Premier Event for Dog Lovers

Do you know your Poodles from your Papillons and your Beagles from your Beaucerons?

The Kennel Club’s unique Discover Dogs event is returning to Earls Court, London on 12-13 November, giving dog lovers the opportunity to meet nearly 200 breeds of pedigree dog.

Discover Dogs, sponsored by Royal Canin, is now in its 16th year and is the biggest dog event in London, welcoming over 26,000 visitors and 3,000 dogs over the two days of the show.

The family event, to which under 12’s go free, enables visitors to meet almost 200 breeds of dog, including British endangered breeds, and breed experts to learn more about their unique characteristics and which lifestyles they are most suited to.

Highlights will include the Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year competition, which will be judged by a soon to be announced celebrity, and the Rescue Dog agility competition.

There will also be hundreds of trade stands selling products for dogs and dog lovers, and opportunities for children to try out different dog sports in the Young Kennel Club ring.

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Communications Director, said: “Discover Dogs is a unique opportunity for dog lovers and potential owners to meet a huge number of different types of dog all under one roof and to find out more about their very different personalities.

“The event is packed full of fun displays, competitions and expert help and advice for anybody who owns or who would like to one day own a dog. This is a day out for the whole family to enjoy.”

Dogs from all walks of life will be at the event, from those that work as Pets as Therapy and assistance dogs, to Metropolitan Police dogs – all displaying their fantastic, often life saving talents.

There will also be a series of interesting and informative seminars throughout the course of the two day event from the likes of Sarah Fisher, who will be talking about dog training using the Tellington Touch technique, which recognises the link between posture and behaviour and uses techniques to release tension and promote a feeling of calm and well-being within dogs.

I’ll also be talking about dogs in war, and Lance Workman, psychologist from Bath Spa University, will be talking about the psychological benefits of dog ownership amongst other topics.

To buy tickets in advance and save (£11 adults, £8 concessions and under 12s go free) click here.

My seminar times at this year’s Discover Dogs

Sat 12.00pm When to take your dog to the vet

Sat 2.30pm Addressing the issues of puppy farming

Sun 11.02am Dogs in War

Sat 2.30pm Addressing the issues of puppy farming

Book signings for ‘Vet on Call’

Sat & Sun 3.15pm on Our Dogs Stand (Stand 8)

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