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Thousands flock to Discover Dogs!

Discover Dogs, which is organised by the Kennel Club continues to grow in reputation and popularity, with this year’s event attracting over 26,000 visitors over the two days of the show – up by over 2,000 visitors compared to last year and a record public attendance.

It is thanks to the support and enthusiasm of people in the dog world, the general public and media that Discover Dogs continues to be such a success and the Kennel Club would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for making this year’s event even bigger and better than ever before.

Caroline Kisko Kennel Club Secretary, said: ‘The weekend has been such great fun and an excellent opportunity for people to discover more about the diversity of pedigree dogs and the importance of choice, care and training. We would like to thank everyone for making this year’s event truly spectacular and a huge success.’

Discover Dogs, is the ultimate dog event in London, which provides visitors with the opportunity to meet and mingle with over 180 pedigree breeds, and enjoy watching cross-breeds in various displays and competitions. Experts were on hand over the weekend to talk through the different breed characteristics such as exercise needs, behaviour, health and breed specific care, an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in buying a dog to discover more about picking their perfect pedigree partner.

In addition to the fantastic display of pure bred dogs, there was also great entertainment with competitions and displays including Scruffts, Family Crossbreed of the Year competition Grand Final, which this year was won by Mandy Blake whose dog, Dylan qualified by winning the Most Handsome Dog class. All proceeds from Scruffts are donated to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, which works to make a positive difference to the health and welfare of dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Click here for Discover Dogs show report and photos by Diana Rich