As with every year it is PAWS THROUGH THE DOOR that raises money directly for the charity. All the money raised from class entries goes direct to the charity so you can help directly while having a fun day out. The classes are only 3€ each to enter and every 5th class is FREE

So, what can you expect?

We have 16 classes each day for you to enter. Just turn up on the day, bring your dog’s VACCINE BOOK/PASSPORT. Register your dog for the classes you want to enter and pay. You will then have to be at the COLLECTING RING 10minutes prior to the class start time.

This is a FUN dog show; you will not be expected to “stand” your dog or anything like that. You will enter the ring and usually walk anticlockwise and line up along the long edge so that the judge can have a general look at all the dogs. The area is fully shaded! In turn the judge will call each entrant out individually, he will probably make you walk/trot in a triangle to see how the dog moves. He will have a look at the dogs’ general condition and then you will return to the main line. The judge will then call out 3rd, 2nd and 1st in that class for you to move to the podium. The 1st place winner will then be automatically entered into the BEST IN SHOW 5pm. BEST IN SHOW is where all the 1st place winners of all classes compete to become the BEST IN SHOW for that day! And win the Best in Show trophy and rosette.

We have 3 main training schools who will be on hand to help you and show you positive training methods and other fun activities to get involved in with your dog.

Charities and Adopt-a-dog.

The Algarve Dog Show is not just for people showing their dogs but also for those of you who are considering getting a new addition to the family. The Algarve Dog Show offers the chance for you to visit lots of dog charities in one place. We have several charities at the show that will be bringing their dogs that need new homes.

There are also pet shops, dog groomers, kennels and vets available for you to talk to on any aspect of pet care.

A big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors who help us to put on the show and provide prizes.

You need to bring your dog’s vaccine document. The vet will have the right to exclude you if you do not have this with you. You have to have the microchip number and up to date rabies vaccination to enter.

Best Paws Forward!