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Updated 14/9/01

All about dogs

All about dogs was probably the most comprehensive canine event to be held this year. Virtually every section of the canine world attended, enthusiastic professionals and the public had a perfect opportunity with this event to look, learn, promote & educate.

Six television companies, asked for permission film around the showground, the organisers thought that six might be too many and allowed four film crews to attend.

Exhibition space was made available for just thirty breed stands at this year's event. After all the experts on these stands reported what a wonderful day they'd had promoting their specific breeds, the organisers have decided to double the amount of breed stands attending next year.

Marvellous

Thousands of people flocked into the 60 acre showground at the brentwood Centre Leisure Complex, where they were treated to a cornucopia of all things doggie. An inter counties Police Trial, Schutzhund Training, Obedience, Agility, Gundogs, Working Trials and Heelwork to Music were just a few disciplines that were taking place in the many different arenas. The main ring had a marvellous selection of displays and demonstrations throughout the day and finished off with a grand parade.

The public also had the chance to gain valuable advice about the many different breeds that were on show. The have-a-go rings were packed throughout the day.

PAT dogs had an added bonus of nearly 5000, when four hundred dogs and their handlers took part in a sponsored down stay in the main arena, this part of the show was filmed and broadcast by GMTV as part of their Get Up and Give campaign.

Next year All About Dogs will be staged on the weekend of 11th & 12th May 2002, and the organisers are particularly keen to hear from people involved in all aspects of the doggie world. Breed advisors or experts would be most welcome to come to apply for stand space.

All enquiries to Roy Dyer on 01277-226624, or e-mail info@brentwoodevents.co.uk.