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Dog Lovers Show



Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
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The Greatest Festival in the World dedicated to Dog Lovers

Celebrating its eighth year, the Dog Lovers Show returns to Melbourne this May with more than 1000 dogs, 120 breeds, unmissable attractions and 250 exhibitors; all under one wroof at the world heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.

Over 40,000 visitors will marvel at all-new attractions including the K9 Ninja Challenge - ‘Doglympics’ edition, Husky sled demonstrations, doggy-inspired manicures from nail artist to the stars, Clara H Nails and the star-studded Insta Pooch gracing the Main Stage for the first time.

Australia’s top celebrity vets such as Dr Harry Cooper and Dr Katrina Warren will host educational talks, as dog training extraordinaire, Kelly Gill, headlines the Vitapet Arena with the brilliant Border Collie trio, The Wonderdogs.

Fan-favourite features returning to this year’s Show include the iconic Black Hawk Dockdogs making a splash in a 100,000 litre pool, Sheepdog speed trials in the Outdoor Arena, more than 30 rescue groups in the beloved Adoption Zone, awe-inspiring agility demonstrations from Rodney Gooch and his 4 Paws Team, A-Z of breed clubs at the Breed Showcase, as well as the Bow Wow Meow Perfect Match Zone, Ask-A-Groomer and crowd-favourite Pat-A-Pooch.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit The Dog Lovers Show.