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Welcome to BlogFest, your number one source for all things dogs and all things DogFest! We hope you enjoy your read....

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Top Tips on Adopting a Dog

18 June, 2018

Some top tips on adopting a dog from Al Mayya K9 Adoptions!

Before you consider the exciting process of bringing a furry friend into your family make sure your LIFESTYLE will accommodate...
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Love them well with Pet Drugs Online

6 June, 2018

Feed them well: get them all the very best brands that nourish dogs just right, delivered next day, for free....
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OUR CURRENT TOP FIVE!

31 May, 2018

Choosing our top five things to do at DogFest 2018 was very VERY difficult. There's just too many incredible activities taking place! But here are out CURRENT top five...

 Meet celebrity dogs at the ‘Hound Hangout’ From Aunko from huskyanuko to Monty from montyminidachshund, give your...
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CHRIS PACKHAM TO JOIN THE BIG TICK PROJECT TEAM AT DOGFEST 2018

30 May, 2018

Ticks are tiny creatures that are related to spiders and they pose an expanding threat across the UK. They can attach to both our pets and ourselves which can lead to transmitting serious diseases such as Lyme Disease.

Traditionally we think of the risk of tick exposure as being highest in rural areas such as woodlands and heathland....
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Discover Butcher’s naturally nourishing food for dogs!

25 May, 2018

We’re over the moon to announce that our proud sponsor, Butcher’s Pet Care, will be joining in the fun and festivities at DogFest Knebworth!

You can meet the team, and grab a goody bag packed full of Butcher’s goodness. Butcher’s...
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Animal Friends - helping the lives of dogs around the world

25 May, 2018

Summer is just around the corner and you’ll be looking forward to those lovely evening walks with your dog where the sun is still warm.

You’ll probably be spending more time with them in the garden and letting them cool off in the...
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Children and dogs - keeping them safe

25 May, 2018

A dog can be a wonderful companion to a young child. Aside from gaining a loyal best friend, children living with dogs have improved social skills, empathy and immune systems.

Unfortunately, young children are also more likely to get bitten than any other age group - and often by their...
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TRAVELLING WITH PETS - PARASITE CONTROL

18 May, 2018

More and more Brits are choosing to take their dogs and cats with them on holiday and doing so means they don’t have to feel sad, guilty or worried about leaving their pining pets behind.

The government’s Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) was changed in 2012 allowing animals (dogs, cats and ferrets) to travel or...
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Kindness is key

18 May, 2018

From an energetic puppy to a wise, old pooch, how you care for your dog will change throughout their lifetime.

‘Caring’ is defined as ‘showing kindness or concern for others’, but understanding what it means to...
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Meet the RSPCA Expert!

8 May, 2018

At DogFest 2018, alongside the joyful celebration of happy, healthy dogs having fun in the Fun Dog Show, sponsored by RSPCA, there will also be friendly RSPCA experts on hand to offer advice and support to dog owners and dog lovers to help them ensure that their pooches are happy, healthy and given everything they need to be the best of “good dogs”.

Dogs have come a very long way since the first Grey Wolf began a new relationship with early man, and...
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Join the Fun Dog Show, sponsored by RSPCA!

25 April, 2018

The RSPCA is the largest and oldest animal welfare charity in the UK. Like DogFest attendees, it knows how important dogs are to many families in the UK.

In fact, their recent #DogKind report showed how nearly 1 in 4 families in the UK own a dog and our furry...
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TICKS IN SUMMER

20 April, 2018

With summer just around the corner, pet owners will be looking forward to long walks with their dogs in the afternoon sunshine. But tiny parasites lurking out of sight can turn a lovely walk with your pet into a nightmare.

Ticks are tiny creatures that are related to spiders.  They can attach to both our pets and ourselves and,...
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An Introduction to Animal Friends

19 April, 2018

A few words from our Official Insurance and Dog Activity Ring sponsor Animal Friends!

"DogFest 2018 is fast approaching, and we can’t wait! We’re busy getting everything ready for three...
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Yappy Days Holidays

16 April, 2018

We all love our dogs. They are part of the family and the thought of leaving them at home when the rest of the clan go off on a holiday is simply unimaginable to the majority of us.

DogFest sponsor, Darwin Escapes, recognise this and are therefore offering a brand new Yappy Day holidays offering for dog...
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Travel and stay together with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

28 March, 2018

Here at Eurotunnel Le Shuttle we LOVE pets. In fact, we’re practically pet obsessed! We understand that your four legged companion is a member of the family and should always get to experience the adventures of a holiday.

Travel and stay together with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. You and your pet can relax in the comfort of your own...
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How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your New Dog

7 March, 2018

If you’re about to welcome a new pooch into your household, here are some ways you can help build a strong relationship with your new dog.

Here are a few tips from My Pet Needs That about how to welcome a new dog into...
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FLEAS LOVE CENTRAL HEATING

16 February, 2018

Fleas are the most significant parasite worldwide; not only do they pose a considerable annoyance to domestic dogs and cats ...
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Keep Your Dog in Tip Top Shape this Year!

8 February, 2018

Don’t just think about your own health in 2018, make sure you keep your furry best friend healthy too!

1. Exercise – it may seem obvious, but dogs need to get up and about, just like us humans, in order...
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Be A DogFest 2018 Cover Star!

1 February, 2018

We're on a mission to find the perfect pooches to star on the front cover of DogFest's show guides! 

Here at DogFest we are giving three lucky dogs the opportunity to be the star of the show by featuring...
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Our top 5 for DogFest 2018!

18 January, 2018

Tickets are selling like hot cakes for DogFest 2018! With the addition of our third venue, Ashton Court Estate in Bristol,...
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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

19 September, 2017

Cold pressing is a method Guru use to prepare their food which is completely different from nearly every other...
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Summer Safety Tips for Dogs

2 August, 2017

Vets4Pets have put together some pawsome tips on how to help your dog’s happy and healthy this summer:

1. Keep parasite treatments and vaccinations up-to-date, which is especially important if you will be taking your dog to boarding kennels...
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The Leucillin Skin Clinic with Doggy Spa Joins DogFest!

9 June, 2017

Leucillin Animal Skincare will present the Leucillin Skin Clinic with a Doggy Day Spa at DogFest 2017. With their combined expertise...
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How To Have a Stress Free Holiday with Your Dog!

8 June, 2017

Experienced travel journalist and vlogger Andrew Ditton spends his life travelling the country together with his devoted companion, Dougal. He’ll be joining our Camping sponsor Lunar (on stand 109) at Arley Hall. Here he reveals the secret to stress-free holidays with your dog.

Anyone who has tried to book a dog-friendly holiday will know what an exhausting, arduous, and demoralising job it can...
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Has Your Dog Got The Natural Instinct?

7 June, 2017

Friends of the show, Natural Instinct, will be returning to DogFest 2017 to celebrate their love of dogs, treat our four-legged friends to some natural and hearty British food and show their playful side in the Agility Ring.

Here’s what you can find at both Cheshire and Hertfordshire shows; Have-a-go Agility Ring Does your dog love...
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Meet the Dog Nanny

30 May, 2017

Ex child nanny and creator of the Incredibly Clever Canine Circus, Deborah Colella aka The Dog Nanny, gives us an insight into her fascinating world. Have you ever heard of a dog nanny? Imagine combining all the patience and compassion of a child’s nanny with the knowledge and craft of a dog specialist. The Dog Nanny is passionate about pooches AND their humans, and enjoys nothing more than collaborating with owners to grow the minds and skills of the UK’s furry friends.

What would you regard as your best skill that lends itself to this type of career? I’ll have...
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Aly and Rolo

26 May, 2017

Aly has always been a huge fan of Natural Instinct and the team were thrilled to be able to help...
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Talk Ticks with Chris Packham at Dogfest 2017

9 May, 2017

Chris Packham launched Tick Awareness Month last week to raise awareness to the threat of ticks. Read more to find out the latest information...

Ticks are a widespread and expanding threat across the UK. In recent years, they have begun to start feeding earlier...
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Meet the Sled Dog Racing Champions Team Cold Feet Huskies

5 May, 2017

The Leucillin sponsored Team Cold Feet Huskies are coming to Dogfest 2017!

Come meet the Leucillin sponsored Team Cold Feet Huskies at Dogfest 2017 at the Leucillin Skin Clinic. One of the UKs...
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DogFest Feast Returns

5 May, 2017

DOGFEST FEAST IS BACK! ONCE AGAIN NATURAL INSTINCT WILL RE-LAUNCH THEIR POPULAR LIMITED EDITION DOGFEST FEAST – AVAILABLE AT DOGFEST NORTH, DOGFEST SOUTH AND ONLINE.

“We are thrilled to once again this year be the sponsors of the Agility Ring at DogFest which is...
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Happy Healthy Dogs

20 April, 2017

We caught up with Shelley Holden, a weight management specialist at ROYAL CANIN®, to find out how we can keep our dogs in tip-top shape.

Seeing our dogs happy is one of the best feelings a dog parent can have, but maintaining a balance between...
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Chris Packham joins the Big Tick Project at DogFest!

19 April, 2017

Guest Blog: Words from the Big Tick Team…

Ticks are bad news. And bad news travels fast. Is your dog protected? Come and visit our Big Tick Project...
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Fun in the Sun at DogFest 2017!

13 April, 2017

DogFest is the ultimate dog’s day out for dogs and dog lovers this June! Here is a recap of some of the reasons you should be coming on down this summer…

Fun in the Sun! There are now even more have-a-go activities for your dog to try this year at DogFest!...
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Leucillin Animal Skincare

11 April, 2017

Leucillin Animal Skincare joins forces with Cinque Port Rescue to lay down a VIP Challenge!

If you consider your dog to be a Very Important Pooch, then hanging out at the Leucillin VIP lounge is...
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Camping With Your Dog

23 March, 2017

Brought to you by Your Dog Holidays

Camping is an adventure for both you and your dog. While you and the family can relish the great outdoors,...
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Dogs with Jobs at DogFest

14 February, 2017

MAN’S BEST FRIEND IS ALWAYS READY TO LEND A PAW!

“It’s been a hard day’s night”, sang The Beatles on one of their most...
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10 things to do with your dog at DogFest

1 February, 2017

WHOEVER SAID FESTIVALS WERE JUST FOR HUMANS?

DogFest, the ultimate UK summer festival for dogs, returns in 2017 with even more activities for you and your four-legged friend...
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New at DogFest 2017!

4 January, 2017

WHAT’S NEW AT DOGFEST 2017?

We have brand new treats lined up for Dogfest 2017 that are guaranteed to get tails wagging… Sink your teeth...

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16th – 17th June 2018, Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire
23rd – 24th June 2018, Ashton Court, Bristol
7th – 8th July 2018, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire

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