Dorset Dogs Festival

… a fantastic, lively and good-natured annual celebration of dogs, wild creatures and natural places

There’s something for everyone, with displays in the show ring, have-a-go agility, stalls ranging from conservation and wildlife organisations to dog businesses and charities, a huge marquee, activities for dogs, guided walkies, refreshments and a fun dog show. The last few years have averaged 40+ stands, with thousands of visitors – around 4k in 2019! Lovely venues have included Canford Park SANG, Upton Country Park and Poole Park, Potterne Park and Slades Open Space. With Dorset Dogs tiny team, the help and support of sponsors and folk from many local authority ranger teams, the UHP team and Dorset Dogs volunteers has been essential to the fantastic goodwill generated at the Festival.

Photo of Theodore Dorset Dog of the Year 2019 at Dorset Dogs Festival

Celebrating dogs, wildlife and the countryside – we had a wonderful day! In 2019 Festival sponsors I-Mac Fire & Security sponsored the Festival to highlight just how good dogs are for people’s health and well-being, whilst the Festival also served to introduce new dog-friendly countryside Canford Park SANG to many more people. You can find Canford Park SANG in Poole within easy reach of Bournemouth, Wimborne and other parts of Dorset – it’s in the ‘Out & About‘ section.

Meet Theodore – having won the ‘Best Rescue’ category of the fun dog show he went on to win ‘Dorset Dog of the Year 2019’

Read about previous Festivals here:

Dorset Dogs Festival 2019

Dorset Dogs Festival 2018

Dorset Dogs Festival 2017

Dorset Dogs Festival 2016

Dorset Dogs Festival 2015

Dorset Dogs Festival 2013

Dorset Dogs Festival 2012

Dorset Dogs Festival 2011