Peter Purves, Britain’s leading canine commentator said about the All About Dogs show "Yes, I know I am the main commentator at the event, but I really must say this show is so well organised and so well run, it’s an absolute delight to attend. It is of course great fun for all dog owners and their dogs and very prestigious without being ‘snobby’. I had the honour last year to read out a letter from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, congratulating the organizers on the show and wishing them well".
So if you are looking for a top canine event, where you can take your dog, where you can look, listen, learn, or take part, then All About Dogs would be the perfect choice.
All About Dogs, now in its seventh year, is the most action packed, comprehensive outdoor canine event in the UK. It successfully brings together thousands of public, enthusiasts, professionals and dog lovers mixing freely for a fabulous weekend of ‘dogs, dogs and more dogs’.
If your interest is in showing, obedience, agility, flyball or entering a heat of the KC’s, Scruffts competition – its all there. If you like entering Companion shows, then you will be in your element, with 24 classes of pedigree, cross-breed and novelty classes taking place. There are also six rings of obedience from starters to advanced with rosettes in all classes.
You could also enter the Good Dog Junior, Bronze, Silver or Gold Competition. This is aimed at the family pet owner, its great fun and how exciting to have a diploma with your dogs name on it!
The ‘best trick’ or ‘best retrieve’ competition for the family pet will be taking place in Arena 2 each day. Lots and lots of excitement for both handlers and dogs.
Britain’s top Police Dogs will be travelling from throughout the British Isles to compete, in the Inter- Counties Police Dog Trial. Other Service dogs attending the show and demonstrating their skills in the main arena will be both patrol dogs and drug detection dogs from within the Prison Service and the CanTech Search and Rescue Team. Also in the main arena is the unique Lurcher Display team and Lowestoft Dog Display Team and Newfoundland and Bernese.
There are many have-a-go rings, a Scurry course – just for fun, the Elite Agility course for the ‘top dogs’, hide and seek – fun agility – for beginners, and six rings of competitive agility. Not forgetting the world largest recall, which has never been attempted before. Breed advisors will be on their stands in abundance, giving expert advice on most topics of their particular breed. Invited Experts will be giving sound advice on various subjects within the Experts Marquee.
Huskies in harness, Whippet racing and a Frisbee competition plus lots of trade and exhibition stands…there is so much at All About Dogs, it’s a show that no dog lover should miss.
Whilst you are most welcome to bring along your family pet, it is not advisable to bring along very young puppies. The organizers also ask that dogs with aggressive tendencies are not brought along to the event, but the owners can certainly come along and gain sound advice on how to deal with aggressive problems.
If you would like to see more please visit website www.allaboutdogs.org.uk or call 01277 226624