Sydney Dog Lovers Show

Dog Lovers Show

The HotHouse team jetted off to sunny Sydney for the Dog Lovers Show, August 4 + 5 at Hordern Pavillion and Royal Hall of Industries earlier this month.

Considering the overload of cute, cuddly canines of all shapes and sizes in attendance, it came as no surprise that the weekend attracted record crowds, just shy of 30,000. The hugely paw-pular event welcomed some brand-new crowd favourites, from the inaugural Common Woof Games (complete with a puppy run and miniature dog hurdles), to the first ever sheep herding trials, presented by dog rescue group AWDRI.

The Today Show were on site, keen to lap up the action, and the fur was flying as dogs raced, leapt and even skateboarded in the Royal Canine Arena.

Visitors stuck it out in the splash-zone of DockDogs, drenched from nose to tail, cheering on some of Australia’s highest flying pooches as they leapt over 6ft vertically and strived to smash international records.

The Show maintained its commitment to helping shelter pups find new fur-ever homes, while celebrity vets Dr Chris Brown and Dr Katrina Warren imparted some doggie wisdom on eager paw-rents.

The media and Rove McManus were eager to chat with the stars of the Insta-Pooch Zone, some with over 110,000 followers on Instagram, and the charisma to match.

What an epic day to kick off the 2018 Sydney Dog Lovers Show! We can't thank you all enough for tagging us and sending us your amazing photos – keep them coming! We open at 9.30am tomorrow morning and can't wait to do it all again on the @petcircle stage featuring @andrew_j_morley , @drkatrina , @drchrisbrown , the @royalcaninanz Arena featuring all the K9 athletes competing in the Common Woof Games hosted by @farmerdavek9m8 , opened by Dr Katrina and The Wonderdogs and a guest appearance from Dr Chris Brown, all the action of the @blackhawkpetcare DockDogs, Insta Pooch, Perfect Match, Ask-The-Breeder, Dog Rescue and so much more! You can fetch discount tickets online at or you can buy tickets at the door so don't miss your Sunday fur-fix and tag us in your Photos @thedogloversshow!

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The HotHouse team can’t wait to trek to Brisbane in November for the next Dog Lovers Show, and feline fanatics won’t be forgotten as the first ever Cat Lovers Show debuts in Melbourne this spring at the Royal Exhibition Building September 8 + 9.