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.
Almost 35,000 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 show will be staged from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of May 2018 and be held at the Royal Exhibition Building and will again be one of the largest and most comprehensive festivals in the world for Dog lovers.
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:
- Visitors bought 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 brought action to the Royal Canin Arena showcasing Agility, Working, Frisbee, Rescue, Service, Trick & Scent Detection Dogs.
- Headline shows were performed by Dr Katrina & The Wonderdogs, Dr Harry Cooper, Andrew Morley (Star of Neighbours and Home & Away), and Steve Austin.
- The BlackHawk® DockDogs® wowed visitors as Australia’s most exciting Dog entertainment and competition where a wide range of breeds launched themselves off a dock into a massive (100,000 litre) pool of water!
- Visitors met and learned more about 40+ popular breeds (puppy’s & adult Dogs) in the Breed Showcase but there was also over 100 breeds on-show!
- The KONG Celebrity Vet Stage treated visitors to expert tips for a healthier, happier Dog.
- Visitors discovered all they needed to know about providing a loving home for a Dog in need in the Pedigree Rescue Dog Zone
- Visitors met, cuddled and snapped a selfie with some of the ‘Doggy Stars of Instagram’ in the all-new Insta-Pooch zone! Fans could watch these K9 celebrities walk the red carpet, take part in media interviews and take their place on giant thrones to be met and cuddled for a photo op.
- Information & experts were on hand to help visitors find the right Dog for their home in the Pat-A-Pooch & Perfect Match zones.
- A grand tribute to our wonderful Hero Dogs was on display 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 was provided from trusted experts
- Loads more joined the show including a Major Door Prize, FREE Face Painting, some of Melbourne’s yummiest food trucks and Parent Pods for visitors’ little ones!
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Jason & Sally Humphris
Co-Founders & massive Dog Lovers