With special guests

Noel Fitzpatrick
Clare Balding

The Big Top

The Big Top is new to DogFest this year with lots of exciting talks and book signings taking place .

Don’t miss book signings by Broadcaster, Journalist and Author Clare Balding as well as Mark Sanders with pup Monty Dogge and Colin Butcher with Molly the Pet Detective!

You can also listen in to an inspirational talk by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick (please note for children only).

  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Time Description Presented by
    9:45 - 10:15

    Tricks & Book Signing With Mojo the Poodle

    Children are invited to come along and watch Mojo the poodle perform some tricks, followed by a book reading and book signing of Mojo's book "Mojo Make-Believe".

    Lynne Land and Poodle Mojo

    10:30 - 11:30

    Booking Reading & Book Signing with Monty Dogge

    Come and hear about the antics of Monty Dogge, the wonderful Newfoundland with a huge personality, who regularly visits schools and nursing homes and raises thousands of pounds for charity.  Following the huge popularity and success of his daily adventures in his blog ‘Life According to Monty Dogge', owner MT Sanders wrote a childrens book 'I’m not a Pandacow'  followed by 4 more books.  Come and meet Monty, listen to excerpts from his books and get a Pawtagraph from him at the book signing.

    Mark Sanders and Monte Dogge, the Newfoundland

    11:45 - 12:30

    Talk For Kids About The Importance of Animals

    Professor Noel Fitzpatrick will be interviewed by the winner of the Junior reporter competition about how much animals matter to us and how his bond with animals inspired him to become a vet. An engaging and entertaining session for all children who love animals. (Children only)

    Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

    12:45 - 1:35

    Talk & Book Signing - Molly & Me

    Come and meet former Detective Inspector Colin and his loveable rescue dog Molly – the world’s first scent-detecting, crime solving, cat-tracking dog, who have set up their own pet-detective agency, the UKPD. They will be giving a talk and signing copies of their new book Molly & Me, the wonderful feel-good true story of their adventures together as they travel up and down the country rescuing hundreds of stolen and missing pets.

    Colin Butcher and Molly, Pet Detectives 

    1:40 -2:30

    Book Reading, followed by Book Signing - The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop and The Racehorse Who Disappeared

    Clare will read excerpts from her latest books "The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop and The Racehorse Who Disappeared", followed by a book signing. 

    Clare Balding

    2:45 - 3:30

    Booking Reading with Monty Dogge

    Come and hear about the antics of Monty Dogge, the wonderful Newfoundland with a huge personality, who regularly visits schools and nursing homes and raises thousands of pounds for charity.  Following the huge popularity and success of his daily adventures in his blog ‘Life According to Monty Dogge', owner MT Sanders wrote a childrens book 'I’m not a Pandacow'  followed by 4 more books.  Come and meet Monty, ask questions and listen to excerpts from his books.

    Mark Sanders and Monte Dogge, the Newfoundland

    3:55 - 4:30

    Talk - Molly & Me

    Come and meet former Detective Inspector Colin and his loveable rescue dog Molly – the world’s first scent-detecting, crime solving, cat-tracking dog, who have set up their own pet-detective agency, the UKPD. They will be giving a talk about their new book Molly & Me, the wonderful feel-good true story of their adventures together as they travel up and down the country rescuing hundreds of stolen and missing pets.

    Colin Butcher and Molly, Pet Detectives

  • Time Description Presented by
    9:45 - 10:15

    Tricks & Book Signing With Mojo the Poodle

    Children are invited to come along and watch Mojo the poodle perform some tricks, followed by a book reading and book signing of Mojo's book "Mojo Make-Believe".

    Lynne Land and Poodle Mojo

    10:30 - 11:30

    Booking Reading & Book Signing with Monty Dogge

    Come and hear about the antics of Monty Dogge, the wonderful Newfoundland with a huge personality, who regularly visits schools and nursing homes and raises thousands of pounds for charity.  Following the huge popularity and success of his daily adventures in his blog ‘Life According to Monty Dogge', owner MT Sanders wrote a childrens book 'I’m not a Pandacow'  followed by 4 more books.  Come and meet Monty, listen to excerpts from his books and get a Pawtagraph from him at the book signing.

    Mark Sanders and Monte Dogge, the Newfoundland

    11:45 - 12:30

    Talk For Kids About The Importance of Animals

    Professor Noel Fitzpatrick will be interviewed by the winner of the Junior reporter competition about how much animals matter to us and how his bond with animals inspired him to become a vet. An engaging and entertaining session for all children who love animals. (Children only)

    Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

    12:45 - 1:35

    Talk & Book Signing - Molly & Me

    Come and meet former Detective Inspector Colin and his loveable rescue dog Molly – the world’s first scent-detecting, crime solving, cat-tracking dog, who have set up their own pet-detective agency, the UKPD. They will be giving a talk and signing copies of their new book Molly & Me, the wonderful feel-good true story of their adventures together as they travel up and down the country rescuing hundreds of stolen and missing pets.

    Colin Butcher and Molly, Pet Detectives 

    1:40 - 2:30

    Book Reading, followed by Book Signing - The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop and The Racehorse Who Disappeared

    Clare will read excerpts from her latest books "The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop and The Racehorse Who Disappeared", followed by a book signing. 

    Clare Balding

    2:45 - 3:30

    Booking Reading with Monty Dogge

    Come and hear about the antics of Monty Dogge, the wonderful Newfoundland with a huge personality, who regularly visits schools and nursing homes and raises thousands of pounds for charity.  Following the huge popularity and success of his daily adventures in his blog ‘Life According to Monty Dogge', owner MT Sanders wrote a childrens book 'I’m not a Pandacow'  followed by 4 more books.  Come and meet Monty, ask questions and listen to excerpts from his books.

    Mark Sanders and Monte Dogge, the Newfoundland

    3:55 - 4:30

    Talk - Molly & Me

    Come and meet former Detective Inspector Colin and his loveable rescue dog Molly – the world’s first scent-detecting, crime solving, cat-tracking dog, who have set up their own pet-detective agency, the UKPD. They will be giving a talk about their new book Molly & Me, the wonderful feel-good true story of their adventures together as they travel up and down the country rescuing hundreds of stolen and missing pets.

    Colin Butcher and Molly, Pet Detectives

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