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2017 Sydney Dog Lovers Show
Sat., 05/08/2017, 9:30 am – Sun., 06/08/2017, 5:00 pm AEST
Our Dogs are family and love us unconditionally. So if you love them as much as we do then join us to celebrate, connect and learn more about our Best Friends at one of the largest festivals in the world dedicated to Dogs. We think it's the happiest place on Earth!
See below for some answers to those ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and keep scrolling down for more general information on the Show.
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About the Show
The Sydney Dog Lovers Show will be the happiest place on Earth this 5 and 6 August! The multi award-winning festival returns even bigger and better in 2017 with a huge array of canine-based entertainment, education and information that is heaven for Dog lovers!
Here’s just a few highlights:
The full program will be launched shortly but Dr Chris Brown, Dr Katrina Warren & The Wonderdogs and Hollywood animal trainer Peta Clarke have all been confirmed already! The Royal Canin Arena will be buzzing with action and energy with all the exciting new shows to be announced on the website soon. As always, the KONG Celebrity Vet Stage will provide expert tips for a healthier, happier Dog with talks from some of the most trusted celebrity vets in the country.
Exciting new features include the Australian Hero Dog Tribute which acknowledges the incredible contribution our Service Dogs make to enrich our lives in the community every day. Insta-Pooch will bring a bit of Hollywood glamour to the event as some of Sydney's most famous Dogs on Instagram are interviewed by the media then walk the red carpet to interact with their loyal fans! We’ve even got a new Ball Pit attraction where Dogs will be launching themselves into 30,000+ plastic coloured balls to find just one ball covered with a specific scent (did someone say peanut butter?!)…
DockDogs is the world’s premier canine aquatics competition and thanks to BlackHawk the national competition returns to WOW (and splash) Dog lovers as athletic pooches dive from a height into a massive pool!
DOGS NSW will present the biggest Breed Showcase in the events 4 year history, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to meet and learn more about a wide array of canines of all shapes, sizes and personalities. The Perfect Match feature sponsored by Bow Wow will also help visitors find the most suitable Dog breeds for them and their lifestyle with a wide range of information posters and a Breed Selector questionnaire.
Connecting with Dogs is a smile-inducing, endorphin-releasing activity for kids and adults alike, so don’t miss the Rescue Dog Zone and Pat-A-Pooch for education on Dog adoption (and a serious cuddle-fix!).
You can also see, compare & buy hundreds of the latest & greatest Doggy products & services under with 200+ Exhibitors, New Product launches and exclusive Show Specials to save you money! There’s also free Doggy Face Painting, an Ask-A-Vet Zone offering free vet advice from Greencross experts and some of Sydney’s best food trucks for those looking to fuel up for a pooch-packed weekend!
It’s the ultimate day out for Dog Lovers of all ages and a once a year opportunity to celebrate the companionship, unconditional love and joy that our furry friends bring to our lives every day. And don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Doggy Door Prize at the show to go into the draw to WIN over $2,000 worth of amazing prizes for you and your Pooch! We hope to see you there.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Show opening times?
9.30am to 5pm each day
Where is the venue?
The Hordern Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries in Moore Park located on the corner of Driver Avenue & Lang Road with the main entry on Errol Flynn Boulevard.
Can I bring my Dog to the show?
We love ALL dogs but this event is all about educating, entertaining and informing Dog owners (not dogs) so visitors are unable to bring their Dog. But there will be hundreds of beautiful K9’s at the show for you to meet and connect with. Dog and human welfare is our number one priority so this policy is to protect the safety of all. Click here to view the reasons behind this important policy. By purchasing a ticket you agree to abide by the Dog Safety & Welfare plans which can be viewed here.
Where can I park?
There is loads of affordable public car parking in the multi-level car park opposite the Royal Hall of Industries – just enter from Lang Road (off Anzac Parade) and the car park entry is on Errol Flynn Boulevard. You can also park in Centennial Park on Lang Road opposite the venue plus there is some street parking in the precinct.
What are the public transport options?
If you can, we recommend you also take advantage of the many public transport options and for this information including parking locations, prices and options please click here.
Can I come on any day with my ticket?
No, you must select either a Saturday or Sunday entry ticket at the point of purchase.
What ticket categories are available?
We offer Adult, Child, Pensioner and Family tickets but not Student or Senior tickets.
Are Assistance Dogs able to enter the Show/Venue?
Yes, visitors with accredited Assistance Dogs are able to bring their dogs into the Show however they will need to show verification at the door.
Do you accept Companion Cards?
We accept accredited Companion Cards for carers who do not need to pay for a ticket upon presentation of their card, but the person in their care will still need to purchase a ticket. Please note that Seniors discount is not available.
Are their ATM’s in the venue and will Exhibitors accept credit cards and EFTPOS?
An ATM machine is located within the Royal Hall of Industries and inside the entry to the Hordern Pavilion. Most exhibitors will also offer EFT and credit card payment. So it’s a great place to stock up on all the gear you need for your pooch for the next 12 months!
Are there any additional costs once I’m inside the show?
All the entertainment, education, information and attractions are free upon entry so it’s a great value day out! Even the face-painting is free! So you just need to cover your food & drinks and we have lots of Sydney’s best Food Trucks at the event with a wide variety of yummy grub!
Can I buy products & services for my Dog at the Show and will there be any new products or show specials available?
Absolutely! It’s like a huge Doggy Supermarket (for Dog owners!) with around 200 Exhibitors selling and launching an extensive range of fantastic New Products and Services with Show Specials and great offers exclusive to Dog Lovers visitors. So bring your wallet as you can see, compare and buy all the latest and greatest toys, treats, accessories, food, insurance and services to reward your Pooch when you get home!
Can we purchase a Dog at the show?
We are governed by the NSW Domestic Animals Act, which states that under no circumstances are we permitted to have any Dog adopted and/or sold at the event. However all the information will be on hand to ensure you are very well informed on all the best options.