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2018 A Pooch Affair Canberra - June 16

A boutique indoor event for dog lovers in the Canberra region A Pooch Affair returns for the fourth year to Exhibition Park on Saturday 16th June, 2018This year's theme is Denim and Diamonds so start planning your dog's outfit to dazzle the crowds!

Sponsored this year by Royal Canin, this event is an opportunity for those active in the dog community as well as those whose companion animals are a part of the family.

2018 Event Highlights

The Doggie Mall provides retail relief for those looking for the latest trends or a special treat. 


For those wishing to dine in style with their pup, one of this event's highlights is the elegant High Tea with Dogs.


This year's High Tea theme is Denim and Diamonds so you're encouraged to bling your pooch up for a chance to win the Best Dressed competition with prizes provided by Pupcake Bakery and Phil Kavanagh.

High Tea tickets are $49 per adult and $15 per dog. This includes your entry to the event plus a take home doggie treat bag. Numbers are limited for each session (10:30am, 12:00pm and 1h30pm) and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so be quick!

Check out the Stage Shows and Entertainment Ring for some canine-centric entertainment.

This year, there will be Two Breed Play Areas providing 24 different play sessions for pooches big and small!

Some of the highlights of the 2018 show will be:
  • Complimentary Pet Pamper Station with special guest: International Certified Master Groomer (ICMG) Melanie Newman
  • Relax in the Doggie Diner with your dog and enjoy a L'Barkery Paw Blonde Doggie Beer, Barkeraide, Puppicino or refreshing pooch sundae!
  • Hourly lucky door prizes
  • Giveaway showbags
If your interest lies in being active with your dogs, there will be lots of options for you:
Come & Try Agility Course
Open Activity

Thanks to  Charity Partner   RSPCA ACT
See how nimble your dog is at the Come & Try Agility Course in Coorong Pavilion! All dogs are welcome to participate and have fun for a gold coin donation to the charity partner, RSPCA ACT.
Dances with Dogs
Demonstration
Dances with Dogs is not about dancing - it is about having fun through learning tricks with your dog and linking them together to build a short routine using a piece of music to provide theme and timing. Check out this amazing display of skill, grace and obedience at the Entertainment Ring in Budawang Pavilion. Check out the schedule for the session time.
Presented by Dances with Dogs
Training using Motivational Toys
Demonstration
Check out the schedule for the session time.
Presented by KONG
Outdoor Tough Mutt Challenge
Demonstration
Do you and your dog have what it takes? Outdoor Obstacle course with a difference! Small participation fee - Profits to RSPCA ACT. Awards presented in the Entertainment Area at the end of the day.
Check out the schedule for the session time.

Presented by K9 Entertainment
Canine Disc & High Jump
Demonstration & Presentation
Check it out at the Entertainment Area in Budawang Pavilion. Check out the schedule for the session time.
Presented by 4 Paws Sports
Noseworks
Demonstration
Noseworks is a wonderful activity for all dogs that uses both physical and mental energy and can be done almost anywhere and anytime and with any ability.

Noseworks uses a dog's massive olfactory senses to hunt smells - their specially designed noses and over 12% of their brains are just for sniffing!

Do your dog a favour and find out more today! Check out the schedule for the session time.

Presented by the Belconnen Dog Obedience Club
Dogs with Disabilities
Demonstration
Check out the schedule for the session time.
Presented by K9 Entertainment
Synchronised Obedience
Demonstration
Obedience is all about demonstrating the dog's ability, intelligence, understanding of the work required, and the cohesion of the handler and dog as a team. Check out this amazing display of synchronised skill and teamwork at the Entertainment Area in Budawang Pavilion. Check out the schedule for the session time.
Presented by the ACT Companion Dog Club
A Pooch Affair is truly an awesome doggie day out – all whilst supporting event charity partner RSPCA ACT.


When: Saturday 16th June 2018, from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: EPIC, 
Flemington Rd & Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell, ACT, 2602
The event will be conducted inside Budawang and Coorong Pavilions.

Cost: $15 for adults; $10 concession; free admission for children under 12, dogs are a gold coin donation to RSPCA ACT

Entry tickets are available at the door onlyHigh Tea tickets must be pre-booked online.

For more information, visit www.apoochaffair.com.au

*All dogs MUST be on a lead at all times whilst at the event!*


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