‘Doggy Disneyland’ to get tails wagging at Norfolk Showground

Matt Upson, organiser, with help from Billie the Boxer, at work as the preparation starts for the Al

Matt Upson, organiser, with help from Billie the Boxer, at work as the preparation starts for the All About Dogs event at the Norfolk Showground. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

A four-legged festival of furry family fun for fidos is to flourish at the Norfolk Showground this bank holiday weekend.

Preparations are well under way for All About Dogs, East Anglia's biggest outdoor dog show, which promises unforgettable event for pooches, pups and people alike.

The event will see all sorts of activities for families to enjoy with their pets.

Entertainment for hounds includes K9 Aqua, a diving board and swimming pool for dogs, sports such as flyball and hurdles, and steeplechase, scurry and temptation alley competitions.

All dogs taken along will also be able to compete for various titles, including waggiest tail and 'dog that looks most like its owner', along with traditional best in show awards.

Matt Upson, event organiser, said: 'The event is all about having fun with your dog – it really is going to be like Disneyland for dogs.

'It's a family event,so there will be all kinds of things for children to enjoy, as well as chances to speak to experts and learn more about dogs.'

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The showground will also welcome celebrities from the canine world, including Britain's Got Talent stars Ashleigh and Pudsey, and Chase – the hero of Paw Patrol, who Mr Upson says will be 'as popular as ever'.

The doggy celebs will meet and greet dog-lovers in the event's brand new Village Green, where there will also be live music and dance performances.

It will also be the first year visitors will be able to camp, giving an added festival feel to the show.

Mr Upson added: 'The best thing about being an event organiser is seeing smiling faces which I'm sure we will see this weekend.

'Other years everybody has been happy as soon as they arrive – even the dogs smile.'

The event takes place tomorrow and Monday from 10am to 5pm. Visit www.allaboutdogshow.co.uk for more information.