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Melbourne Dog Lovers Show 2016!


The award winning show returns to the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2016...

For the fourth time, the award winning Melbourne Dog Lovers Show returns to the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2016.

Building on last year’s record breaking attendance, around 30,000 dog-tragics are expected to descend on the event which this year will be headlined for the first time by Bondi Vet's Dr Chris Brown!

Many other new faces will be joining the show line-up including renowned animal trainer, Peta Clarke (film dog training credits include the likes of Babe, Red Dog, Superman Returns and Wolverine) and Australian Working Dog Rescue Int. (AWDRI) ambassador Lauren Vickers.

Among many of the special doggy events include an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for distance cleared in a canine high jump. The current world record was set by an Australian Dog named Riley in Casterton clearing a height of 2.91 metres.

Visitors will also be able to find the latest and greatest stuff to spoil their pooch, with loads of free samples and fantastic new products and services being launched at the show – it’s like a giant supermarket for dogs.

As the ultimate event for dog lovers of all ages, the Melbourne Dog Lovers Show gives dog devotees an opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the companionship, unconditional affection and joy that our furry friends bring to our lives every day.

Oh and did we mention will be on there?!... If you see us come say hello and take a picture with us. You might end up on our Facebook page!!!


  • LOCATION Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne
  • DATES Friday 29 April - Sunday 1 May
  • TIMES 9.30am – 5pm daily

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Up to 20% discount available for tickets purchased via the website (advance tickets limited)

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