A fun day dedicated to one of the UK's most popular and iconic
dog breeds, the Bulldog, is returning to Newark Showground on
Sunday 5th June 2016, from 11am to 4pm.
Bulldog Day UK, a celebration of the seventh most popular breed in
the UK, was first held in a loaned field at Spalford, and has since
grown to attract hundreds of dog lovers and their four-legged
friends every year.
The events offers a wealth of information and advice to owners of
Bulldogs or those thinking about buying or rescuing one, including
how to find a responsible breeder such as a Kennel Club Assured
Breeder, information on health issues in the breed that owners
should be aware of, the type of lifestyle that would suit a Bulldog
and how best to care for the breed.
Included at the show are grooming demonstrations, fun dog show
classes, 'have a go' handling classes to show visitors what is
involved in a dog show, rescue stalls from Bulldog Rescue and
Rehoming, The Edward Foundation and French Bulldog Welfare, which
will provide advice and information to those interested in the
Bulldog's French cousin.
New this year is a 'Mad Hatters tea party', for which children are
encouraged to make a hat to wear, with a prize being offered for
the best one.
Show organiser Vicky Collins-Nattrass, from Lincoln, who is the
Kennel Club's Breed Health Coordinator for Bulldogs, said: "We're
now in the tenth year of Bulldog Day UK and the show is growing
every year. It's the perfect opportunity for dog lovers,
particularly those with a fondness for Bulldogs, to come along and
have a great day out.
"Over 200 dogs came along last year and we are expecting to see
more this year so there are plenty of opportunities to meet the
breed and chat to owners about what they are like as pets.
Whether you are looking to find a responsible Bulldog breeder, are
planning on rescuing a Bulldog, want information on the health of
the breed or simply want to come and meet some of the dogs, the
show has something for every dog lover.
Visitors to the show can bring along their own dogs as long as
they are well-behaved and socialised.
Parking for the event is free and there is an entry cost of £3 for
adults, £1.50 for children and £7.50 for a family ticket. All
proceeds from the event go to the Bulldog Rescue and Rehoming
for more information.