Join the celebration of all things doggy at Knebworth House

DogFest offers a huge range of activities for dogs..and their owners.

DogFest offers a huge range of activities for dogs..and their owners. - Credit: Archant

DogFest which bills itself as the ‘ultimate UK summer festival for dogs’ is set to take place at the beautiful setting of Knebworth House on June 24 to 25.

Slalum racing will be just one of the activities on offer at DogFest next weekend.

Slalum racing will be just one of the activities on offer at DogFest next weekend. - Credit: Archant

Hosted by televisions’ Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, DogFest offers dogs and dog-lovers an action-packed, fun-filled weekend.

With even more have-a-go activities for dogs than previous festivals, this year’s line-up includes flyball, dog diving, temptation alley, the hay bale race and the ever-popular top dog competitions in association with Dogs Today magazine.

A festival spokesman said: “We were overwhelmed with the number of two and four-legged visitors at our sell-out event last summer, so cannot wait to welcome you all to our new home for 2017 – the beautiful Knebworth House.

“With a brand new venue, including acres of land, comes much more space for activities for you and your dog. Dog lovers across the South of England can unite and celebrate the most important person in our lives, their dog.”


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Highlights of the festival include the School 4 Dogs arena, The Big Tick Great Dog Walk, and the much-loved Noel Fitzpatrick live show.

Brand new features for 2017 include a Dogs Monthly Dogs with Jobs area which showcases the amazing abilities of working dogs, the ROYAL CANIN® Chill Zone and live music on the main stage.

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The Big Dog Dig will include a zone with soil and flower beds where dogs can dig away to their hearts content. Each having a five-minute slot they can hunt for treats or even a golden bone which can be swapped for a lucky dip prize including leads, collars and tickets to next year’s show.

No dog goes home empty handed either, as all dogs will be given a treat whether or not they find one during their dig.

As well as all of this, visitors can take the opportunity to treat themselves to a delicious spread of food and spoil their pooches rotten at the numerous and varied retail outlets.

DogFest is a celebration of the unconditional love between dog and owner, and organisers say it is the perfect opportunity for visitors to spoil their four-legged friends this year.

For more information, go to dog-fest.co.uk.

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