Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show

A great day out for both dogs and their owners

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The show starts at 10.30 and finishes with Best in Show at 3.30pm.


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On Sunday September 26th, dogs and their owners are invited to the grounds of beautiful Chiswick House for a day of doggy delights, fun dog classes for all the family at the 2010 Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show.

This year’s headline sponsor for the second year running is leading Chiswick estate agency, Edward d’Arc. Further regular supporters Southfields Hydrotherapy & Grooming and CJ Hall veterinary surgeons, both of Acton Lane, Chiswick, have also pledged their ongoing support with Southfields sponsoring the day’s programme, and CJ Hall’s sponsorship of the show class rings.

Now in it’s sixth year and ever popular among celebrity dog lovers such as Clare Balding, Cath Kidston, Tom Mangold, Al Murray, and James Dreyfuss, Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show has something for everyone and is a great day out for both dogs and their owners. This year it will be one of the largest free open dog days in London.

Again this year, will be the opportunity for dogs to be entered into the various classes such as Best Puppy, Handsomest Dog and Prettiest Bitch, Best Young Handler and the popular Fancy Dress Competition. Last year a record 430 dogs were entered and the winners wore their rosettes very proudly!

For those visitors who don’t fancy taking part in the classes throughout the day, there will be plenty of other activities. Owners can stock up on delicious dogs treats from the Doggy Days Biscuit Bakery, or even indulge their pooch in a quick manicure from the Southfields team. Capable Canines training school will be running agility and heelwork to music demonstrations and this year owners will be able to let their dogs take part in some agility training too, courtesy of The Dog Coach. The Dogs Trust parade is also always popular, with residents from their West London Harefield centre putting their best paws forward.

The Dog Show, which is organised by CHOW – Chiswick House Organised Walkers - in association with Chiswick House Friends, is held on the cricket pitch within Chiswick House Gardens (entrance via Staveley Road.) Last year over 1200 visitors attended the event, which also donates stalls to a range of charities including The Mayhew Trust Animal Home, the Dogs Trust, Many Tears, the RNLI and The Cinnamon Trust. The team from Chiswick House Gardens Trust will also be on hand to chat about the Kitchen Garden project.

With a licensed bar with barbecue available throughout the day, a crêpes stall, ice creams, as well as a dog crèche and face painters everyone should find something to keep them entertained.

All surplus funds from the dog show are used to support dog-related projects within Chiswick House Gardens. Recently, this involved the replacement of dog-waste bins and installation of free waste bag dispensers.

To register for the dog classes and for more information, check the website: . The show starts at 10.30 and finishes with Best in Show at 3.30 p.m. It’s a fun day out for all the family and one, which dogs can join in too!

August 31, 2010