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Dog Activity Ring

The Dog Activity Ring, sponsored by Animal Friends

This year will see a jam-packed programme of exciting demos and displays in the Dog Activity Ring, sponsored by Animal Friends, one of the most popular attractions at the show. 

Don't miss the informative, educational and entertaining ShadowQuest Dog Display Team featuring obedience and control work; agility, searching and protection work; their stunning fire exercises; an abseiling stunt from the 30 ft tower; and zip wire stunt across the area. 

The Conquest-K9 Dog Display Team will also be performing twice a day with their superb live display based around security and police dog work featuring: criminal work, a six-foot scale, control work and agility, plus exhilarating fire jumps.

A Few words from Animal Friends...

Animal Friends Pet Insurance is the Official Insurance Sponsor of Dogfest 2018 and a leading UK specialist pet insurance provider offering award-winning cover for dogs, cats and horses. Set up in 1998, the company was founded to generate funds for worldwide animal charities while providing pet owners with a top-quality pet insurance service. Between the charities, they donate to and the pets they cover, Animal Friends Pet Insurance is dedicated to helping animals to thrive. You can learn more about Animal Friends by clicking here. 

All dogs are trained to the highest standard using reward-based training techniques. 

Dog Activity Ring Timetable

Time Description Presented by
09:45 - 10:10

Newfoundland Dogs Demo

Come and find out about the magnificant Newfoundland dog! With a long history as a working dog they will demonstrate their skills at pulling carts and their love of the water.  Learn about their breed history and the famous Newfoundlands throughout time.

Canis Major Newfoundland Training Group

10:20 - 10:45

Giant Dog Agility – Leonbergers, Newfoundlands & St Bernards

Fun is the name of the game for the large breeds doing agility on their specialist over-sized, purpose-made equipment! Come and see how these intelligent working dogs love to train.  

North West Giants Agility Club

11:00 - 11:25

The Amazing Shadowquest Dog Display

A chance to watch the brilliant talents and skills of Police, service and protection dogs.  Learn about and be entertained by these truly amazing canines starring GSDs, Malinois and Springer Spaniel specialist search dogs. Informative, educational and entertaining, this display incorporates obedience and control work, agility, searching, protection work, as well as stunning fire exercises and an abseiling stunt from the 30 foot tower and zip wire stunt across the arena.

The Shadowquest Dog Display Team

11:40 - 12:10

Fantastic Flyball Demo

Come and cheer on the flyball dogs! It's fast, it’s fun and it's not to be missed!

Wilmslow Wild Dogs Flyball Team

12:25 - 12:55

The Brilliant Conquest-K9 Dog Display

A superb, high-action and non-stop display featuring agility, criminal work, six foot scale, control work and not to be missed, the jumps of fire!  A professional performance loved by the dogs and handlers alike.

Conquest-K9 Display Team 

13:10 - 13:40

The Dog & Duck Show

Hilariously entertaining display of sheep dogs working with ducks, demonstrating a dogs' natural instincts and providing fascinating insights into how to understand dogs.

Jason Shorten, Dog & Duck Show

13:50 - 14:15

Newfoundland Dogs Demo

Come and find out about the magnificant Newfoundland dog! With a long history as a working dog they will demonstrate their skills at pulling carts and their love of the water.  Learn about their breed history and the famous Newfoundlands throughout time.

Canis Major Newfoundland Training Group

14:30 - 14:55

The Amazing Shadowquest Dog Display

A chance to watch the brilliant talents and skills of Police, service and protection dogs.  Learn about and be entertained by these truly amazing canines starring GSDs, Malinois and Springer Spaniel specialist search dogs. Informative, educational and entertaining this display incorporates obedience and control work, agility, searching, protection work, as well as stunning fire exercises. 

The Shadowquest Dog Display Team

15:10 - 15:40

Fantastic Flyball Demo

Come and cheer on the flyball dogs! It's fast, it’s fun and it's not to be missed!

Wilmslow Wild Dogs Flyball Team

15:55 - 16:25

The Brilliant Conquest-K9 Dog Display

A superb, high-action and non-stop display featuring agility, criminal work, six foot scale, control work and not to be missed, the jumps of fire!  A professional performance loved by the dogs and handlers alike.

Comquest-K9 Display Team

16:40 - 17:10

The Dog & Duck Show

Hilariously entertaining display of sheep dogs working with ducks, demonstrating a dogs' natural instincts and providing fascinating insights into how to understand dogs.

Jason Shorten, Dog & Duck Show

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