Sunday, 30 October 2011

Discovery dogs show blog

Well today, mum & dads tickets arrived for Discovery Dogs being held on 12-13 November 2011, at Earls Court, London. Apparently, I am not invited, huff, so I will be spending the day with my grandad and Sammy, the Yorkshire Terrier in Kent.

The hoomans have been to Discovery Dogs before, many moons ago, before I was born. Last time they went with mummy's parents too.

They tell me it's a great place to go if you are a dog lover, owner, or thinking about getting a dog. There are lots of stalls selling everything for your dog, such as, food (nom nom), toys (squeak squeak), leads, collars, coats and treats. Don't forget my treats for being a good boy at grandads! There are also stalls selling doggy related items such as t shirts, mugs, and figurines for the humans to spoil themselves with.

If you are looking for a dog you have the chance to meet all the different breeds in person and find out the advantages/disadvantages of the breeds from the experts on the stalls. They are so knowledgeable about their own breeds, so great to get their views. This is a great part of the show for those who are either considering their very first dog or looking to home a dog of a different breed to what they are used to. Mummy fell in love with the Italian greyhounds last time but daddy said "no" when they found out the price of a puppy. Mum also likes looking (again will never be allowed to have) the Great Danes. I think the hoomans will be spending more time with the Greyhounds this year.

In addition to this there is also a lot of rescue charities promoting rehoming unwanted/unloved dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes. That is how I came into my forever home. They all do a wonderful job with us hounds and need all the support they can get.

Not quite like Crufts, but there is also a show ring where the dogs get to take part in activities like Heel to Music, Flyball and Agility. Agility not made for Greyhounds, I tried and failed. Great to watch these dogs thoroughly enjoying themselves though.

It sounds like the hoomans are going to have a fun filled day, as long as they don't forget my treats and Christmas presents!


  1. That sounds like fun. I'm sure there will be presents for a Rolo Hound!


  2. I'm sure your 'humuns' will buy you some lovely pressies Rolo.

    I'll be there on the Saturday, so who knows I may get to meet your 'humuns' again (and remind them to buy you some presents) ;-)