Our Dogs are family and no words could ever portray just how much joy and love they bring to our lives. The Show is a tribute to the unconditional love that we share with our Dogs and we look forward to welcoming you to the 2018 event to celebrate, interact and learn more about our Best Friends.

Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll experience…


Hearts will melt with over 500 beautiful Dogs and more than 120 breeds;

Marvel at the nation’s most talented K9’s demonstrating speed and agility in the Royal Canin Arena; 

Be thrilled by the exploits of high diving hounds in the BlackHawk DockDogs pool;

Learn about hundreds of breeds and help find the perfect Dog for your lifestyle;

Be wowed by talented K9’s in the inaugural Common Woof Games;

Learn from expert speakers and celebrity vets on the new Pet Circle Stage and get valuable tips for a healthy, happy Dog;

Discover new tricks to teach your pooch from Australia’s leading Dog trainers;

Shop & save with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of Dog products & services;

Engage with other passionate Dog lovers;

Get your annual fur-fix and come to share the love at the happiest place on earth!



  • The Common Woof Games in the Royal Canin Arena and the BlackHawk DockDogs pool showcase Australia’s most talented sporting canines.
  • The Pet Circle Stage will treat visitors to expert tips for a healthier, happier Dog. TV Star and Rescue Ambassador star Andrew Morley provides a Guide to Adopting a DogDr Katrina shares tricks you can teach your Dog at home. Sydney’s own Celebrity Veterinarian and TV Host of newly launched “Vet Gone Wild” series Dr Chris Brown returns with two talks at 1:30pm and 3:15pm on the Pet Circle stage.
  • Dr Carla Paszkowski & Dr Kimberley Chainey from the Pet Circle veterinary team will be Sniffing out the truth – debunking common Dog myths.
  • Headline shows and talks from Dr Katrina WarrenKelly Gill & The WonderdogsFarmer DaveRodney Gooch and the 4 Paws Sports Team will wow you.
  • The Black Hawk DockDogs return 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 the new Dueling Dogs® Wave competition as part of the Common Woof Games!
  • Visitors can meet and learn about more Dog breeds than ever before in the expanded Breed Showcase and the Ask-A-Breeder Stage .
  • Meet, cuddled and snap selfies with some of the ‘Doggy Stars of Instagram’ on the Insta-Pooch Red Carpet! Fans can watch these K9 celebrities walk the red carpet before taking their place on giant thrones for pats and a photo op.
  • Tributes to our wonderful Hero Dogs including Military, Assistance, Therapy & Working Dogs showcase 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,  with daily talks on the Dog Adoption Stage educating visitors on how to find their furever friend.
  • Information & experts are on hand to help 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.
  • Plus loads more including the Doggy Door PrizeFREE Face Painting and some of Sydney’s yummiest food trucks!

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