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Nestlé backs All About Dogs

Nestlé Purina Pet Care, one of the world’s leading pet food manufacturers is putting it’s weight behind the hugely popular All About Dogs event which is be held on 11th and 12th May this year at The Brentwood Centre Showground in Essex.

Purina, the award winning company who have a long standing relationship with the organisers of the event, The Essex Dog Display Team, have agreed to be the main sponsor of the show and will be flying their flag over the main arena, which will have an abundance of top class displays and demonstrations.

Top show commentator and television personality, Peter Purves, is the main show commentator. Peter said ‘this is a brilliant event and I am delighted to be attending again this year”, he added, “this is a very comprehensive dog event and is designed for enthusiasts, professionals and the public in mind and leaves no doubt of the dog’s very important role in society”.

They will also be sponsoring the Heelwork to Music Competition over the two days, which will give the competitors each day a perfect opportunity to show the skill and dedication needed to compete in this discipline. All levels will be represented from starters to advanced and including novice, intermediate, junior’s, disabled, pairs and innovation.

The very popular Inter-Counties Police Dog Trial, also sponsored by Nestle Purina Pet Care, attracts entries from throughout the country and will once again take place in it’s own arena with some of the countries very best Police dogs competing for the coveted Brentwood Cup. You are welcome to meet both the dogs and handlers and learn more about the role of the Working Police Dog.

A very important section of the show will be the breed stands where members of the public can talk to the experts about their specific breed and gain extensive advice about the breeds on show. If you have an interest in the very popular Golden Retriever or the Old English Sheepdog or the very rare Russian Black Terrier, experts will be on hand to advise you. Over 50 different breeds will be exhibited and come with their own expert. Breed clubs will be demonstrating in the main and side rings, and showing the skill in handling a top show dog, or giving advice on how to start in the show world.

If your question is ‘what sort of dog should I get’ or ‘what do Police dogs do’, ‘how do I train my dog to do agility’, ‘what type of dog is that’, or ‘how can I get my dog to work to music with me’ - All About Dogs has the answer to these and numerous other questions and queries.

The show will once again be jammed packed with arena’s and will include demonstrations, displays and competitions from most disciplines of the dog world. If you like fast and furious action, flyball, huskies in harness and whippet racing will be for you. Have-a-go rings for the public include, obedience, agility, show, hide and seek, searching, and a scurry course - to name but a few, and a massive exemption show on both days with Saturday including several obedience rings.


The World’s largest Dog Training Class, will take place in the main arena on Sunday 12th May. Several hundred dogs with their handlers will be put through their paces in carrying out five basic exercises, finishing off with a five minute sponsored Down-stay in aid of Pro-Dogs.

Last year over 400 dogs took part in the Down-a-thon and helped to raise several thousand pounds for Pro-Dogs. If you would like to take part give the show organisers a call.

The main ring hosts many demonstrations and displays from Search and Rescue, Schutzhund training, Working Sheepdogs, Display Teams, Agility Demonstrations together with Obedience, Breed and Heelwork to Music.

Children are very welcome to this event because they are the future dog owners and the more information they can receive early, the less problems they are likely to have with their dogs later in life. The public are welcome to bring along their own dogs. If you feel you would like to take part in any aspect of the show or further details please call.

The show is open from 10am until 6pm each day and costs just £1.00 admission. The organisers have kept the admission price as low as possible to enable everyone to have a chance to attend. The show is a non-profit making event designed to promote responsible dog ownership.

All enquiries please call Roy Dyer 01277 226624