If you love dogs, then the 7th Melbourne Dog Lovers Show is the place for you. Running from Friday 3 May to Sunday 5 May 2019, you'd be barking mad if you miss it.
As many people would agree, dogs are family and bring much joy, happiness and love to our lives. The Dog Lovers Show is a tribute to the unconditional love that we share with our dogs and is dedicated to educating, entertaining and informing dog lovers.
With hundreds of exhibitors bringing the latest products and services for your pooch and a heap of fun and entertaining attractions, presentations, talks and so much more, the question will be, "where to start?"
Stop and say hello at the Pat-A-Pooch, Insta-Pooch and Breed Showcase areas with more than 500 beautiful dogs and hundreds of breeds on show. K9-inspired shows will provide you with all the information you need to find the perfect dog for you and how to be a better fur-parent.
Pat-a-Pooch and release those happy endorphins
Up on the RACV Pet Insurance Stage, free talks from Dr Lisa Chimes, Dr Katrina Warren, Peter Hitchener, new Bondi Vet Dr Danni Dusek will keep you informed and entertained.
Head to the Outdoor Area to see the extremely popular Dog Lovers Sheepdog Speed Trials and High Jump Competition. Cheers on our Aussie farmers and their hard-working dogs as they thrill and entertain. You'll learn all about the training these clever dogs receive and how important genetics are.
Doga (Yoga with your fur-baby) is not only great for your body and mind, but a whole lot of fun. Get your Downward Dog on with the Rancan Sisters, Adele and Lisa and discover the benefits of Doga.
Downward Dog anyone?
Vitapet Arena hosts the amazing Wonderdogs with their new 'Party Show' and the inaugural K9 Ninja Star Competition. Also on show will be the entertaining and talented pooches competing in the Drag-Racing Flyball Spectacular and the incredible tricksters in the UpDog Skipping Challenge.
Over at the PETstock Assist Adoption Zone, you'll be able to meet dozens of beautiful dogs, all looking for their fur-ever home. There will be a variety of talks from leading shelters across Victoria all with one message - Adopt don't Shop and how to find your new best friend.
Adopt Don't Shop
The Black Hawk DockDogs pool will once again thrill visitors as a range of breeds launch themselves off a dock into a massive custom-built pool. With competitions categories including Big Air, Speed Retrieve and Extreme Vertical, these incredible dogs will amaze you with their skills.
Single and looking for love? The Dog Lovers' Speed Dating sessions will run hourly throughout the Show and is the pawfect way for singles to mingle. The best part is you already have something in common and that is, you love dogs, so you may just find your perfect match.
For the kids, there are heaps of free activities, including a new Dog Art and Craft Area, Doggy Face Painting and of course plenty of puppies to meet and greet.
Doggy Face Painting
Click here for a copy of the show guide with session times and information on all that is on over the three days.
There will be a variety of food and beverage options inside the Royal Exhibition Building and some of Melbourne's most popular food trucks will also be on hand, including Benny Burger, 400 Gradi, Miso Fresh, Greek Trojan and Sliders on Tyres.
Plenty of yummy food
It is recommended that tickets are purchased online as they may sell-out. Prices are as follows (plus a booking fee if purchasing online):
Pensioners and Students: $15
Please note that visitors are unable to bring their own dogs to the show.
The Dog Lovers Show is held just north of Melbourne's CBD, next to the Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens. It is easily accessible by car, tram, bus and train. For all the information you need on getting to the show, parking and public transport info, click here.