London’s Eukanuba Discover Dogs event is back and will see more than 3,000 dogs and thousands of dog lovers head to ExCeL London on 22nd and 23rd October 2016.
Tickets are now on sale for one of London’s most unique events, which last year welcomed nearly 28,000 dog lovers who came to meet and greet almost 200 breeds of dog, shop for doggy products, and watch fun four-legged displays and competitions, as well as getting advice on buying a dog responsibly.
“We have almost 200 different pedigree dog breeds of all shapes and sizes at the event, which people can meet and find out if they would be good for their lifestyle. This includes the most popular Labradors all the way through to those vulnerable 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-finals for crossbreeds are always huge crowd pleasers.”
The idea behind Eukanuba Discover Dogs is to create a fun, family event that celebrates our unique relationship with dogs, in addition to educating 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 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 seen to be the latest trend thanks to celebrity endorsement. Eukanuba Discover Dogs helps people to learn more about dogs and to make sensible choices when it comes to getting a dog.”
In addition to the ever popular dog breed booths, last year’s event hosted a series of 'firsts' to delight crowds, including hosting famous dogs of Instagram, the Canine Rugby World Cup and the K9 Quackers duck herding display.
Tickets (including fees) cost £14.30 for adults or £11.00 for concessions and under 12s go free. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.Buy Discover Dogs tickets now