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Dog lovers’ festival coming to Brisbane

Brace yourselves, Brisbane dog enthusiasts! After a six-year hiatus, the most anticipated event in the canine calendar is making an eagerly awaited comeback! Prepare to indulge in a weekend full of furry fun and excitement at the nation’s favourite Dog Lovers Festival, returning to Brisbane , 9-10 March 2024 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).

This two-day extravaganza promises to be an unforgettable affair crammed with K9-focused amusement, expert insights, and a plethora of pooch-related revelry. We’re not just talking about wagging tails; the festival line-up is nothing short of spectacular, with live performances by some of the nation’s most skilled dogs, illuminating talks by distinguished dog experts, and representation from an array of leading breed clubs and adoption groups.

Sneak a cuddle in the pat-a-pooch zone, or treat your four-legged friend to the ultimate shopping spree with the latest doggy products and services. “South-East Queensland boasts a community with an incredible passion for dogs,” states Jason Humphris, the Festival Founder. With the rise in dog ownership, this event provides the perfect opportunity to welcome new dog owners and those contemplating the addition of a furry companion to their lives.

The ADVANCETM Stage: Where Stars Are Born!

Expect a star-studded line-up led by the charismatic Shelly Horton, keeping you entertained all weekend. Sit in on expert sessions from TV’s own Dr Claire Stevens, and learn tricks of the trade from the dynamic duo, Dr Katrina Warren & Kelly Gill. Instagram’s beloved dog-fluencers will also hit the stage, and don’t miss the adored cartoon celebs, Bluey and Bingo, who’ll provide daily family-oriented performances!

Antinol® DockDogs: Dive into the Action!

Bring your raincoats and dive into the splash-tastic world of Antinol® DockDogs. Watch in awe as talented dogs compete in an array of aquatic challenges — a true testament to their athletic prowess!

VitaPet Arena: Witness Canine Athleticism!

Cheer on Farmer Dave Graham’s ‘Extreme High Jumping Dogs’ as they take agility and athleticism to new heights. From the high-flying Frizbee acts to irresistible Temptation Alley challenges, prepare to be amazed.

Pat-A-Pooch, Breed Showcase & Ask-The-Breeder Stage: Unleash the Love!

Delve into dog diversity with our Breed Showcase and get all your questions answered at the Ask-the-Breeder Stage. Engage with various breeds, from the loyal Australian Shepherd to the spotted charm of Dalmatians, and more.

Pedigree Adoption Zone: Find Your Fur-ever Friend!

Are you ready to meet your new best friend? The Pedigree Adoption Zone is a testament to the event’s commitment to promoting adoption. Speak with experts and possibly start the adoption process at the Festival.

Bonus for Feline Fans:

For the first time, the inaugural Cat Lovers Festival opens its doors free of charge to all Dog Lovers Festival ticket holders. This claw-some event runs concurrently, beckoning you to celebrate both your canine and feline affections!

Do not miss out on the ultimate pet-lover’s dream weekend! Tickets are fetching fast, so scamper over to www.dogloversfestival.com.au/brisbane or www.catloversfestival.com.au/brisbane to secure yours now, and avert the dreaded sad puppy face – or sour-puss – syndrome.

Note: Personal pets are not permitted at the event. Please check the website for full health & safety policy details.

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