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Sydney Dog Lovers Show – August 6 & 7

Clear your diary for what is set to be a star-studded weekend as Dr Chris Brown, Dr Katrina Warren and The Village Vets headline the third Sydney Dog Lovers Show on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August.

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

A true celebration of our best friends, the Show will play host to over thirty DOGS NSW Breed Clubs, educational presentations from celebrity dog experts, free vet and training advice with most importantly a rare opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with literally hundreds of beautiful dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds! 
“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. 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, with a brand new show from Dr Katrina Warren & The Wonderdogs, whilst Dr Chris Brown will be captaining a team of agile and athletic K9s in the Weave Pole Challenge. 

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

The Scent Dog Spectacular, also taking place at the Main Arena, will be a testament to the incredible sensory skills of working dogs. You can 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 - appearing for the first time in Sydney will provide tips on the doggie dangers you need to know about and will provide insights into some of his most challenging vet cases. 

Renowned animal trainer Peta Clarke will also take to the stage to offer insight into celebrity dog training and will introduce the canine duo who stole the show as Bruiser and Rufus in "Legally Blonde the Musical", with other big canine names from the silver screen yet to be announced. 

Over the last 4 years, the Dog Lovers Show has been responsible for rehoming around 2,000 dogs in need.  The CANIDAE Rescue Dog Zone will host over 20 NSW 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 is 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 Australian Cattle Dogs and Whippets to Wolfhounds, this feature is set to draw another massive crowd. The Perfect Match feature has been designed to help visitors find the breeds most compatible to suit their lifestyle. 

Meeting, patting and connecting with Dogs is a smile-inducing, endorphin-releasing activity for kids and adults alike. The Pat-A-Pooch Zone is a doggie haven, where visitors can meet and cuddle a wide range of different breeds. 
The world’s premier canine aquatics competition, DockDogs, is also back this year and visitors will delight in watching Australia’s most talented dogs attempt some of the longest jumps, highest leaps and fastest water retrievals ever witnessed – launching themselves into a 100,000 litre pool! 

Some of the most respected and vocal ambassadors for dogs in the country will present the Military Working Dogs (MWDs) Tribute to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of WWI and the ANZAC Centenary. A history of our four legged diggers will be presented by Nigel Allsopp, founder of the Australian War Animal Organisation (AWAMO). Major Kendall Crocker will also share his experience of being the only full-time Veterinary Officer responsible for Military Working Dogs and explain how he keeps defence pooches happy and healthy. 

At the SASH (Small Animal Specialist Hospital) stand, children - our future vets and nurses - 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 in the business. 

With over 200 exhibitors, this event is also a giant supermarket for all dog-related products and services with lots of exclusive show specials and new product launches. 

There’s also Dog LEGO® for the young and young at heart and even a Doggy Bookshop! 

When: Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th August 2016 

Opening Times: 9:30am - 5pm daily 

Where: Royal Hall of Industries & Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park

Tickets: Up to a 20% discount is available for tickets purchased in advance via the website.
For further details, please visit 

Before you ask .. 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. For full details on this policy visit this page.

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