Follow your lead to the Dog Lovers' Arena sponsored by PDSA
We know that dogs have many talents, and here’s the arena that proves it. A packed schedule of demonstrations, competitions and performances. Don't miss The Kennel Club, dog display teams and the heat of 'Scruffts' - cross-breed championship of the year. You can enter your dog, too!
THE DOG LOVERS' ARENA
The arena will be hosted by Peter Purves, Blue Peter presenter. The daily Dog Lovers’ Arena timetable will include remarkable displays of tricks, agility and skill. Working gun dogs and sheep dogs as well as some more flamboyant performers will join the line up.
Scruffts have chosen BBC Countryfile Live as one of the heats for their Scruffts Crossbreed competition. The best part? Visitors can enter their dogs to take part!
THE KENNEL CLUB
The Kennel Club team will be on hand to offer any advice on buying and training a puppy, with information guides on anything from the different breeds, managing a dog’s weight to common canine poisons and more. You can also find out what the Kennel Club is doing for dog health and what upcoming dog events you can attend such as Discover Dogs and Crufts.
IN HOT WEATHER
If your dog looks like they’re struggling in the heat, head to the nearest shaded area (this includes our marquee) and alert a member of the show organisers. Owners should be aware of the signs of heat stress. Some dogs are more prone than others (e.g. those with short flat faces, overweight, old, young and dogs with thick coats).
Be aware of the signs of overheating in dogs, which include panting, disorientation, excessive thirst, dark gums, vomiting, diarrhoea and losing consciousness.
If you think your dog will not cope with the heat, please leave them at home.
In the event that the events team and the trainers feel the conditions are not conducive to dogs welfare we reserve the right to cancel the event at short notice.
Founded in 1917 by animal welfare pioneer, Maria Dickin CBE, PDSA is the UK’s leading veterinary charity. Operating through a UK-wide network of 48 Pet Hospitals, PDSA provides low cost and free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership