From the Kennel Club:
All dog lovers will go to heaven at London’s Discover Dogs event, which will see more than 3,000 canine cuties under the Earls Court roof, on 8thand 9thNovember.
Tickets are now on sale for one of London’s most unique events, which last year welcomed almost 35,000 dog lovers, who came to meet and greet nearly 200 breeds of dog, to shop ’til they dropped for dog related products, and to watch fun four-legged displays and competitions.
“There is no other event quite like Discover Dogs. We have almost 200 different pedigree dog breeds, of all shapes and sizes that people can meet and find out if they would be good for their lifestyle. This includes the most popular Labradors and French Bulldogs all the way through to those rare breeds that you will rarely ever see on the streets, such as the Otterhound and the Lancashire Heeler” says Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary.
“Not only does the event have a massive cute factor, but it also helps people to make responsible choices when buying a dog and about caring for, training and living with dogs too. There are hundreds of trade stands selling everything from glitzy collars to delicious delicacies for dogs, and the agility displays and Scruffts semi-final for crossbreeds are always huge crowd pleasers.”
The idea behind Discover Dogs, which is sponsored by Eukanuba and dog friendly Metro Bank, is to create a fun, family event that celebrates our unique relationship with dogs, in addition to informing people about the importance of choosing the right breed for their lifestyle and making sure they buy a puppy responsibly.
Caroline continues: “There are thousands of dogs that come in to breed rescue centres every year, simply because their owners are no longer able to cope. We have more information at our fingertips than ever before, but people continue to buy dogs on a whim because of how the dog looks or because it is simply the one they are most familiar with due to celebrities, or the man next door. Discover Dogs helps people to learn more about dogs and to make the best choices that they can.
” VIPs and celebrities who came out in force to support the event last year included Merlin actor Anthony Head, radio DJ Sara Cox, the Geldof family and Olympic swimmer, Sharron Davies. Tickets cost £13.20 or £9.90 for concessions and under 12s go free. For more information and to buy tickets visit www.discoverdogs.org.uk