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Past London Dog events


Dogs Watching Bathers by John Emms courtesy of Southampton City Art Gallery

More than two centuries of sketches, paintings and engravings dedicated to the Newfoundland will be on display at the Kennel Club Art Gallery, as it opens its latest exhibition on August 12th.

The exhibition, entitled ‘The Newfoundland: An Exhibition of Art and History Portraying this Noble, Loyal Breed’ celebrates the well-loved Newfoundland dog and will feature exhibits and paintings that have never been seen on public display before.  It will run at the Kennel Club Gallery on Clarges Street, Piccadilly from August 12th 2013 to January 10th 2014.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to view a collection of paintings, watercolours and engravings from the early 1800s right up to the present day, showing how the breed has been portrayed through the last two centuries. A series of unique contemporary art is also featured along with a wonderful collection of bronzes and porcelain figures. The historical Newfoundland Club trophies, along with a fascinating collection of memorabilia, including works depicting Nana, the famous Newfoundland featured in Peter Pan, will be on display at the exhibition which is open to the public.

Furthermore, the Kennel Club Gallery’s permanent collection will also be available to visitors, which includes Sir Edwin Landseer’s famous Newfoundland painting ‘A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society’, currently on long term loan from the Tate.

The Newfoundland exhibition runs from 12th August 2013 until 10th January 2014 and can be viewed by appointment Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm. To book an appointment or for further information please contact the Art Gallery on 020 7518 1064 or at . The Kennel Club Art Gallery is situated at the Clarges Street building, London. The nearest tube is Green Park

Best Paw Forward for Cancer Research - 6th September

A sponsored dog walk in beautiful Peckham Rye Park to raise funds followed by a fete - Kick off 11.00am 
for more details go to 

Guided Walks in Trent Park 25th August22nd September and 27 October
Dogs welcome on a lead


Ravenscourt Park Fun Dog Show, Saturday 31st August
Hammersmith and Fulham

Regsitration 11.30 - Kick off 12.00 midday
6 Fun Classes to enter (5 + Best in Show)
Free Microchipping
Free neutering vouchers
Free health check vouchers
Try out your skills at agility!

This event is organised by the Parks Police and all proceeds go to Dogs Trust
for more information 020 8753 5999

Streatham Common Dog Show - Sunday, September 1st

Earlier this year, the Government announced that all dogs in England must be microchipped by April 2016. To support and promote this vital initiative, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is working with Lambeth Council to offer free microchipping, name tag engraving and advice about responsible dog ownership on Sunday 1 September at Streatham Common Dog Show. 

More than 65 per cent of all dogs arriving at Battersea are not microchipped and the charity believes being able to identify dogs will help to reduce the problem of stray dogs. Members of public are encouraged to attend Streatham Common Dog Show if they would like Battersea to microchip their dog for free.  Battersea staff and volunteers will give free advice, and there will be the opportunity to raise any questions after the event by signing up to the Home’s call back service.

The public events are open to all residents and will be held at Streatham Common, SW16 5EN, from 1pm – 5pm.

Dee McIntosh, Director of Communications at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home said: “Many dog owners don’t realise how helpful a chip, the size of a grain of rice, can be.  Having an owners contact details at hand removes the chance that they may lose their dog. Microchipping is the only permanent way of identifying your pet, and it ensures that any lost animal can be reunited with its owner as quickly as possible. It takes no time at all and simply involves inserting a chip without your dog taking much notice. So Battersea is keen dog owners will take the time to get it done.”

The Dog Show will include competitions such as Best Rescue Dog and Cutest Puppy, and some of the events showcase Pets as Therapy dogs, Dog Fancy Dress and a Seven-Legged Race. There will also be an opportunity for have-a-go agility, judged by Battersea’s Head of Canine Welfare Training Ali Taylor, who starred in ITV’s Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs series. 

Battersea Annual Reunion and Fun Day - 8th September 2013

On Sunday, 8th September 2013, thousands of people and their four legged friends will descend on Battersea Park to take part in our Annual Reunion. Catch up with old friends and make some new ones – there’ll be plenty to get involved in together, be you human or canine!

Queens Park Day - 
Sunday 15th September,
(Dog Show has a cost per category)
Queens Park
NorthWest London

Queen’s Park Day is a large, popular, free community event held in Queen’s Park each September.  There are arena events, music on the bandstand, fancy dress and other competitions and stalls such as ‘Banana Bread Competition’, ‘Pushy daddies’, ‘Kid’s Edible Monster’….

For more information

Doggy Day at The Drovers Centre, North Road N7 - an AgeUK Activity Centre: Sat, Sept 21, 11-1ish.
(opposite Cally Park). 

AgeUK Islington is promoting the health benefits of dog walking for their over 50s (some very active and some a little more frail.)

They have invited local charities to attend their Doggy Day including PAT dogs, retired greyhounds and a demo by a sniffer dog. They will have photographers doing animal portraits, local pet shops, vets and a professional trainer who will teach old dogs new tricks.

The aim is to publicise the work they do & hopefully set up a dog walking group from the centre.

If anyone would like to be part to promote the benefits of dogs and older people, please get in touch.

Tina Baker, AgeUK Islington Health & Wellbeing Tutor
(07900 888 438)

Chiswick House & Garden Dog Show 2013 - Sunday 29th September, 
10.30am - 3.45pm
The cricket pitch area within the Gardens (entry via Staveley Road)
Chiswick house & gardens

Pet Dog Training Instructors host Dog Law Seminar -  Saturday 12th October 2013 
6.00pm for 6.30pm - 9.45pm

"What every responsible dog owner needs to know"

Blackwell Hall (All Saints)
90 Uxbridge Road
Harrow Weald HA 3 6DQ

More details and contact

Shield Show for Border Collie & Sheepdog Rescue and Pine Ridge Dog Santuary - October 5th 
In Shepperton TW17 OSJ

Discover Dogs 2013, 9 - 10 November 2013 
Earls Court 1, London

Over 200 Breeds to Meet and Greet!

Show opening times: 10am - 5pm each day

Tickets for Discover Dogs 2013 will be on sale from August 2013
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