By Event Management International, 14 May, 2014

20,492 dog devotees flocked to the Royal Exhibition Building for the Dog Lovers Show last 2 to 4 May, which is almost a 30% increase on last year’s inaugural event.


The world class, award winning event celebrated the unconditional love Australians share for their dogs with over 250 exhibitors, 500+ dogs and dozens of pooch experts, personalities and performers who entertained and wowed crowds over three mammoth days. 


From dog adoption and a breed showcases to family fun performances including Chester the Skateboarding Dog and the Gippsland Agility Competition, there was something for everybody at this year’s show!  


Thousands of dog products and services were on offer as well as expert seminars on fitness, grooming and training. The popular Rescue Dog Zone promoted dog adoption options throughout Victoria and the Dog Lovers Show is confident of finding loving homes for over 1,500 dogs as a direct result of the event. 


Responsible pet ownership was a major theme of the event with educational seminars from Australia’s top dog experts including Tony Knight, Gabrielle Carter and Trisha McCagh. Over 30 different breeds of all shapes and sizes featured in the Breed Showcase, from Bernese Mountain Dogs to Chow Chows and Griffon Bruxellois. The Main Arena was extremely popular for visitors, featuring high energy demonstrations from Dr Katrina Warren and The Wonderdogs, Farmer Dave and some of Australia’s most talented canines.


Dianne Charbel from Pompous Paws said the event was an incredible opportunity to get in touch with so many dog enthusiasts. “We spoke to hundreds of passionate dog owners, as well as those who had come to learn about purchasing and looking after a dog… and we were thrilled with the outcome of the show’.


Founder and CEO, Jason Humphris, said the Show was an extraordinary success and demonstrated again just how much Australians love their dogs and how eager they are to engage and learn more about them. We look forward to presenting the event for the first time in Sydney from 7 – 9 November in Moore Park.


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Source: HotHouse Media for Event Management International