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Melbourne’s Dog Lovers Show Is Back This Weekend

By James Shackell
2nd May 2018


Pup fans, you might want to sit down. We have some big news. The Royal Exhibition Building is once again about to host the annual Dog Lovers Show: a non-stop pooch-fest running all weekend.

Going by last year’s turnout, every man and his dog will be there. And no wonder—the event line-up is pretty ridic. We’re talking dog show spectaculars in the Royal Canin Arena, Dr Harry Cooper up on stage (when you have this many animals in one place he just manifests), the Common Woof Games will keep you entertained, even the Furbo Insta-Pooch red carpet where you can meet the canine stars of Instagram (just watch out for the pup-arazzi…sorry).

We’ll be hanging out at the Pat-a-Pooch Zone (pretty self-explanatory) and DockDogs: an outdoor competition where we see which dog breed is the best by making them launch themselves into a huge pool of water. It’s a bit like the Moomba Birdman contest, except these dogs didn’t spend the last three months sitting around in their underwear making papier-mâché wings. There’s also doggy face-painting for the kids, food trucks galore and a hot dog stand (because obviously).

Yep, if it sniffs, scratches, licks, barks and wags, it’s gonna be at the Royal Exhibition Building this weekend. There’ll be a lot of dogs there too…

The Details

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
When: Friday 4 May – Sunday 6 May
For more info, click here.

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Image credit: Dog Lovers Show

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