Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show

A fun day out for all doggy families


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On Sunday September 25th, dogs and their owners are invited to the grounds of beautiful Chiswick House for a day of doggy delights and fun dog classes at the 2011 Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show.

Now in its seventh year and ever popular among locals and celebrity dog lovers, 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 any of the 15 various classes such as Best Puppy, Handsomest Dog and Prettiest Bitch, Best Young Handler and the popular Fancy Dress Competition. Dog loving celebrities and local vets will be on hand to judge the classes. Last year a record number of dogs were entered and the winners wore their rosettes very proudly!

Entry to dog classes is £2 each and owners can pre-register at from the beginning of August

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. 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. 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 1500 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.

Photo: Matthew Bishop Photography

With a licensed bar with barbecue and vegetarian offerings 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.

The fancy dress competition is always popular - Photo: Matthew Bishop Photography

The show starts at 10.30am and finishes with Best in Show at 3.45 p.m. It’s a fun day out for all the family and one, which dogs can join in too!

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, . or tel: 07586318326

August 5, 2011