In Dogs We Trust – they save lives, deter burglars, work the land, star in movies and are an integral part of everyday life. Words could never describe just how much they enrich our lives – from providing companionship and unconditional love, Dogs provide us with extensive benefits on a personal, family and community level.
Around 30,000 passionate Dog Lovers attended the last event and the 2018 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show will again celebrate our canine friends like no other event in Australia. The 6th will be staged from the Friday the 4th to Sunday 6th of May 2018, and be held at the Royal Exhibition Building being one of the largest and most comprehensive Festivals for Dog lovers in the world.
K9 enthusiasts will be provided with an extensive array of Pooch-based entertainment, education and information with over 500 beautiful dogs, 200+ Exhibitors, 30,000+ visitors, celebrity vets, incredible Dog shows and over 14 visitor features. It truly is heaven for Dog lovers and once you’ve bought your tickets everything you see and do at the Show is FREE!
The 2017 Show was another memorable weekend and in the words of one of our loyal visitors “Forget Disneyland. The Dog Lovers Show is the happiest place on earth!”
Here’s a snapshot of what was on at the 2017 Show:
- See, compare and buy all the latest and greatest Dog products and Services with over 200 Exhibitors under one roof and stacks of new product launches & show specials!
- Australia’s most talented canines in action in the Royal Canin Arena showcasing Agility, Working, Frisbee, Rescue, Service, Trick & Scent Detection Dogs.
- Headline shows from Dr Katrina & The Wonderdogs, Dr Harry Cooper, Andrew Morley (Star of Neighbours and Home & Away), Steve Austin and Peta Clarke.
- DockDogs sponsored by Black Hawk will WOW visitors at the Show! It’s Australia’s most exciting Dog entertainment and competition with a wide range of breeds launching themselves off a dock into a massive (100,000 litre) pool of water!
- Meet & learn more about 40+ popular breeds (puppy’s & adult Dogs) in the Breed Showcase but there will also be over 100 breeds on-show!
- Expert tips for a healthier, happier Dog on the KONG Celebrity Vet Stage
- Discover all you need to know about providing a loving home for a Dog in need in the Pedigree Rescue Dog Zone
- Meet, interact with and snap a selfie with some of the ‘Stars of Instagram’ in the all-new Insta-Pooch zone! Watch these K9 celebrities walk the red carpet, take part in media interviews and take their place on giant thrones to interact with adoring fans.
- Information & experts on hand to help you find the right Dog for you in the Pat-A-Pooch & Perfect Match zones
- Major tribute to our wonderful Hero Dogs including Military, Assistance, Therapy & Working Dogs showcasing the skills & abilities of our K9’s and how they contribute to our community
- Free vet, training and grooming advice from trusted experts
- Major Door Prize, FREE Face Painting, some of Melbourne’s yummiest food trucks and our new Parent Pods for your little ones and loads more!
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Jason & Sally Humphris
Co-Founders & massive Dog Lovers