London Pet Show
Until Sun May 18
© Jim Holden
Ben Fogle with Levi, Ozzie and Lexi
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Feb 14 2014
This annual fur-filled show is doubling in size for 2014 and moving to Earls Court One for a weekend of barking, jumping, stroking and shopping. The fair is aimed at both pet owners and anyone looking for advice on taking the plunge.
To keep both animals and humans happy, the show is divided into different zones. In the Discover Dogs zone and Cat zone, visitors can meet owners and breeders and get advice on care and training. Plus there are displays to watch and plenty of pet accessories to buy if you're feeling indulgent. Other zones include Discover Ponies, Discover Small Furries and Discover Aquatics & Exotics. With everything from chinchillas to royal pythons, micro pigs to birds of prey, there's got to be a pet to suit just about everyone. And – with show-jumping rabbits, duck-herding displays, parrots to chat back to and the chance to meet meerkats – there's no shortage of entertainment.
A new presence this year is 'SuperDogs Live', TV presenter Ben Fogle's hunt for the UK's most talented, heroic and entertaining dogs. Winners in categories include Strictly Doggy Dancing, Most Talented Dog and Most Heroic Hound will perform at the London Pet Show. (Look online for details on how to enter your talented mutt). More celebrity wattage is supplied by wildlife explore Steve Backshall, who is bringing some weird and wonderful animals from around the globe to the show’s Super Theatre, and 'Springwatch' and 'Autumnwatch' presenter Chris Packham, who will offer crucial advice on keeping pets flee- and tick-free.