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This is a dog show that is huge and such fun
The Dog Lovers Show is coming to Moore Park! It returns to the Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion for a fifth year of "pats, licks and parades" on the weekend of 4th and 5th August.
Many people regard their dogs as family and many of us know what utter joy it is to have a dog as a pet and how much love they give to humans. This show is a tribute to the unconditional love that we share with our dogs. At this show, we will celebrate, interact and learn more about man's best friend, the dog.
The Dog Lovers Show will attract thousands of loving dog fans who will help to celebrate the "noble four-legged monarch of human companionship"!
Some of the features of the Dog Lovers Show include the following:
The opening ceremony will feature a brand new show with Dr Katrina Warren. Also appearing will be Kelly Gill and the talented Wonderdogs. There will be entertainment by Rodney Gooch and his height-defying 4 Paws Sports Team.
Returning again this year, will be the dedicated "puppy cuddle zone" which was so popular on other years.
At this event, there will be many fur babies waiting to be adopted by you. There will be dozens of rescue groups from across NSW in the Adoption Zone. In this Zone, you can find out what is actually involved in the process of adopting a dog.
Learn which dog to adopt!
Plus, "DockDogs" will also be back, featuring a competitive long jump and high jump for those dogs that are talented and want to go into a pool of water. There will be high diving hounds in this BlackHawk "DockDogs" pool.
Those of you who are punters can make their way to the Pat-a-Pooch zone. Here you will be able to cuddle up to a wide range of Australia's most lovable and popular breeds from puppy to adult dogs. Some of them you may find are snooty dachshunds to fluffy samoyed dogs. This has been the main attraction at previous year's events.
There will be over 500 beautiful dogs and more than 120 different breeds. You will see the most talented fur babies showing us their speed and agility in the Royal Canin Arena.
You will be able to find the perfect dog for your own lifestyle here.
There will be some very talented dogs in the inaugural CommonWoof Games.
Agility for dogs
This new event is the Sydney 2018 CommonWoof Games - launching into action in the Royal Canin Arena!
Hosted by Farmer, Dave Graham, the CommonWoof Games bring together the most elite four-legged sporting talents in Australia. These dogs will compete in ball-sports and track and field events that will be fascinating for the whole family to watch.
Also back again this year is celebrity veterinarian and TV Host of newly launched "Vet Gone Wild" series, Dr. Chris Brown. Dr Chris will be co-hosting with Farmer Dave at 2:15 pm for the CommonWoof Games Final 1!
In these games there will be Dog Socca; WeightPull; Dog Vault; Dog basketball;'Mini Dog Hurdles; Javelin Weave; Barrel Racing; and Discus Throw.
See the full programme of events for these Games here.
If you are not sure which type of pooch is perfect for you, you can go in the "Perfect Match" session where you'll be paired with your ultimate dog breed!
There will be expert speakers and celebrity vets on the new Pet Circle Stage. Here you can get helpful tips to ensure your dog is happy and healthy.
Australia's leading dog trainers can talk about new tricks you can teach your best friend.
There will be hundreds of exhibitors where you can shop and save from thousands of dog products and dog services.
Dog kings and queens
To see the full list of exhibitors and check out who will be there, go to this exhibitor link.
You can also mix with other passionate dog lovers and learn tips about training, behaviour, first aid and nutrition. This will be in the form of seminars by some of Australia's experienced vets.
Tickets to the Sydney Dog Show are $27.50 and everything is free (including cuddles) once you have purchased your ticket, obviously except food and drink.