Come see the Royal Exhibition Building transform into the most pawsome place on earth
Do you hear that? That sound is the high-pitched squeal of Melburnians planning their annual visit to the Dog Lovers Show.
For dog owners, this dog show is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow crazy dog people and for aspiring dog owners, the event is a great chance to live vicariously through those lucky enough to have a furry pal in their lives. This year, the event will cater to both parties with a packed program.
Lots of Dog Lovers Show favourites are coming back including the Breed Showcase, where more than 40 breeds will be on show to educate the public on the unique traits of each breed from huge Mastiffs to sweet Finnish Lapphunds.
Your day will be made at the popular Pat-a-Pooch Zone, where visitors of all ages can meet some new furry friends, and at the Insta-Pooch Zone where social media's most famous pups will front the pup-parazzi and meet their adoring fans. DockDogs is one for the aquatic pooches, where dogs compete to make the biggest leaps and fastest fetches in a massive swimming pool outside the building.
Reminding dog lovers that it's always better to adopt and not shop, rescue groups will come together at the Dog Adoption Zone to help Melbourne's pooches find loving forever homes.
This year, the Dog Lovers Show has been swept up in Commonwealth Games excitement and have announced the first annual Common Woof Games. Dogs from all over Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand will be competing to crown the most elite K9 athletes across all three days of the event.
On the day there will be plenty of exhibitor stalls to peruse, selling all things from treats to toys and outfits. The main stage will have talks from experienced vets and there will be food and drink stalls for when you're all puppered out.
Find out more and book your tickets using the Book Now button above.