Sydney Dog Lovers logo webTHE MOST REBARKABLE EVENT IN THE WORLD RETURNS AUGUST 5 & 6

Hundreds of hounds are bounding back to Sydney for the fourth annual Dog Lovers Show at the Hordern Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August, joining some of the biggest and most respected experts in the pet industry.

Chris Brown and Dog SmilingCelebrity vet Dr Chris Brown is taking to the stage with a series of new and informative talks, and will be joined by beloved vet Dr Katrina Warren and the Wonderdogs premiering a brand new show – The Wonderdogs Go On Holiday. The star-studded line up continues with Hero Dog Ambassador and Neighbours star Andrew Morley, TV vet Lisa Chimes, Cosmo Bachelor of the Year and RSPCA Inspector Ryan Anderson, celebrity animal trainer Peta Clarke (whose credentials include Babe and Legally Blonde the Musical), K9 trainer Steve Austin and discgility pro Rodney Gooch.

After smashing success in Melbourne, the inaugural Sydney Insta-Pooch Zone will see the most famous #DogsofSydney sashaying down the red carpet dog-walk, interviewed and snapped by the pup-arazzi, and taking their rightful place on velvet thrones. It is the ultimate place for Sydneysiders to meet, greet and grab a selfie with some of their biggest furry Instagram idols.

Crowd pleaser (and people-drencher) DockDogs® by BlackHawk is set to make a triumphant return as pooches of all shapes and sizes launch themselves into a 100,000 litre pool in the hopes of taking out the coveted titles of longest and highest jumps and fastest retrieval.

Whether in the field of duty or in our homes, dogs are everyday heroes. In another first, the Dog Lovers Show will honour our furry saviours with the brand new Hero Dog Tribute. From military, assistance, customs, security and rescue dogs to guide, hearing, PTSD and therapy dogs, plus the most incredible dogs in the local community, it is a rare chance to learn about, pat and interact with the state’s most heroic canines.

27525129416 5003f2ef94 bThe KONG Celebrity Vet Stage returns with a bumper educational program delivered by some of Australia’s most beloved pet professionals, each with their own tips for a healthier and happier pooch.

 

Canines sprinting and weaving, over achieving and Frisbee retrieving is just a fraction of the action in the Royal Canin Arena. Fluff fanatics will be introduced to hundreds of local pooches, and for the first time Dr Chris Brown will host the Meet the Breeds Arena show featuring rare and often unknown dogs.

FrenchieDOGS NSW are unveiling a brand new Ask-the-Breeder stage, where a number of Breed Club representatives will deliver short talks on diet, training, exercise and the characteristics that make their breed club so unique. If you’re looking for a new dog or simply eager to learn more about a bundle of breeds, then this attraction is a must.

 

Visitors can get up-close-and-pawsonal with around 100 breeds at the Show, including over 40 DOGS NSW Breed Clubs in the Breed Showcase: pawsome Pugs, cuddly Collies and coiffed Cavaliers, to name but a few. Ever wanted to recline in a sea of beanbags surrounded by snuggly pooches? The Channel 7 Pat-a-Pooch Zone is about to make your dreams come true – BYO lint brush!

Continuing their commitment to supporting local rescue groups, the Dog Lovers Show will once again feature over 30 NSW shelters in the Rescue Dog Zone. Here, visitors can learn more about adoption, start the process and meet abandoned pooches looking for their fur-ever homes.

In addition to the plethora of pooches and a flurry of furry action on the main stages, the latest and greatest in products to hit the pet market will be on show in what can only be described as a dog’s dream. The best in technology, health care, food, toys, grooming, therapy, education and accessories are set to have owners walking out with armfuls of doggy bags.

And finally, all the favourite attractions will return including the SASH ICU Vet for kids, Ask-A-Vet and Ask-A-Groomer, Bow Wow Meows Perfect Match Zone, free doggy face-painting for the kids, demonstrations from Australian Working Dog Rescue, a Major Door Prize and some of Sydney’s most popular (and delectable) food trucks to fuel up for a fantastic furry day-out!

WHEN   Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017

TIMES   Open 9:30am - 5pm daily 

WHERE   Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park

PARKING Multi-level car park (enter off Lang Road) and also in Centennial Park on Driver Avenue opposite the venue.

TICKETS  Up to a 20% discount available for tickets purchased in advance via the website but advance tickets are limited.

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