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 again be one of the largest and most comprehensive festivals in the world for Dog lovers and is being staged from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th of May 2018 at the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building
K9 enthusiasts will be provided with an extensive array of Pooch-based entertainment, education and information with over 600 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’s on at the 2018 Show:
- The Common Woof Games comes to the Royal Canin Arena with Australia’s most talented sporting canines.
- The Pet Circle Stage will treat visitors to expert tips for a healthier, happier Dog. Get backstage insights into how Australia’s famous Dog stars are trained with Luke Hura and you can even meet ‘Toto’ from the Wizard of Oz Musical! Neighbours star Andrew Morley will provide a Guide to Adopting a Dog, Dr Katrina will show you tricks you can teach your Dog at home. Plus the vets from Pet Circle (Dr Kimberley Chainey & Dr Elise Barry) will be sniffing out the truth and debunking common Dog myths‘.
- Headline shows and talks from Dr Katrina Warren, Kelly Gill & The Wonderdogs, Farmer Dave, Rodney Gooch and the 4 Paws Sports Team and more.
- The Black Hawk DockDogs show returns as 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. It will also play host to new Dueling Dogs® Wave competition as part of the Common Woof games!
- Meet & learn about more Dog breeds than ever before in the expanded Breed Showcase with the all-new Ask-A-Breeder Stage, Meet The Breeds Collective and Dog Sports Showcase.
- Meet, cuddle and snap a selfie with some of the ‘Doggy Stars of Instagram’ at the Insta-Pooch Red Carpet! Fans can watch these K9 celebrities walk the red carpet, take part in media interviews and take their place on giant thrones for pats and a photo op.
- 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.
- Discover all you need to know about providing a loving home for a Dog in need in the Dog Adoption Zone, now twice the size and with daily talks at the Dog Adoption Stage to educate visitors even more on finding their furever friend.
- Information & experts on hand to help you find the right Dog for your lifestyle in the Pat-A-Pooch & Bow Wow Meow’s Perfect Match zones.
- Free vet, training and grooming advice from trusted experts.
- Loads more joining the show including the Doggy Door Prize, FREE Face Painting, some of Melbourne’s yummiest food trucks, the return of Parent Pods for your little ones and loads more!
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Jason & Sally Humphris
Co-Founders & massive Dog Lovers