Published: Friday, September 7, 2012
Dogs’ Day Out
Sunday 23 September
10.00am to 5.00pm
Pembrey Country Park, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA17 0EJ
It’s September and that means it is nearly time for our annual Dogs’ Day Out in beautiful Pembrey Country Park, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.
This day of fun and activities for dogs and their families has gained a reputation as the biggest little dog show in Wales. The emphasis on responsible ownership and having fun with your pet rather than on pedigree and ability and there is something for everyone. With a novelty dog show judged by Robert Alleyne and Wales’ first “Dog School Sports” with Lynne Davies, both from BBC TV’s “Dog Borstal”, fun is most definitely the order of the day.
The show also has a more serious side. Unfortunately many people still choose a dog based on ‘cuteness’, its popularity with a celebrity or even on its performance in a film. Failure to fully understand a breed’s particular needs and attributes can lead to misery for both dog and owner and many rescues are now full of dogs from such backgrounds. As well as raising money for animal welfare charities, a wide range of pedigree dog owners and animal rescues will be at the show to help owners make a responsible and informed decision about their next pet.
If you have a pet you will want to make sure it is safe. Microchipping is a vital aid to reuniting lost pets with their owners but having a chip fitted can cost as much as £30. At Dogs’ Day Out 2012 visitors can have their dog’s microchipped free of charge courtesy of the Dogs Trust and Towy Vets of Carmarthen.
Have-a-go at agility, fastest recall, sausage catching and even an 11-legged race … it’s all happening at Dogs’ Day Out!
Entry to the Country Park is just £5.00 per vehicle and once you are inside parking and entry to Dogs’ Day Out is free. All the have-a-go activities cost just £1 each so your dog’s day out won’t cost you the earth!
Main Arena Events – all times are approximate and subject to change
10.30 Welsh Newfoundland Activity Group Display
10.45 Husky Happenings … possibly with added terrier!
11.00 Parade of Pedigree Breeds
11.20 Musical Mutts - heelwork & tricks
11.30 Homes Wanted - parade of rescue dogs needing homes
11.50 Musical Mutts
12.00 FUN DOG SHOW with Robert Alleyne - Entries £1 per class payable in the ring
12.00 Golden Oldies - dogs aged 8 years and over
12.20 Best Rescue
13.00 Most Handsome Dog
13.30 Prettiest Bitch
14.00 Robert’s Choice - any dog not placed in previous classes
14.20 Musical Mutts
14.30 DOG SCHOOL SPORTS DAY with Lynne Davies - Entries £1 per class payable in the ring
14.30 Lynne Says - Like Simple Simon but with added dogs
14.50 Egg & Spoon Race - Can you finish before the dog eats the egg?
15.10 9 to 11-legged Race - 2 humans + 2 dogs … tripods welcome!
15.30 Lynne’s Footsteps Like Grandma’s Footsteps … but with dogs!
15.50 C.A.R.I.A.D Champion 2012 - A children’s competition - For more information call at the CARIAD stall on the day