Newark - All About Dogs Shows



You’ll see the BIGGEST EVER All About Dogs Show returning to the East Midlands in 2021! Bring your dog to the Newark Showground on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April for two days of exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of have-a-go activities – and if you don’t have a dog, there’s plenty of fun for humans too! Take a look at some of our exciting activities this year or follow the links below:

Fun Dog Shows  –  Have-a-go Activities  –  Main Arena Displays  –  Village Green  –  Shopping  –  Tickets

Please note that the below information was for our 2020 show – 2021 event details coming soon…

Official Media Partner 2020

It's official - YOUR DOG is the offical media partner for the All About Dogs Shows 2020! Your Dog have lots of offers at dog friendly attractions - click here for more details. Or to become a Your Dog member, visit the Your Dog website here.

Win rosettes in Fun Dog Show 1

All dogs and their families can join in our Charity Fun Dog Shows. There's 11 categories to choose from in Fun Dog Show 1 from Best Rescue to Waggiest Tail. Every dog's a winner at All About Dogs. Click here for more details.

Get your paws on prizes in Fun Dog Show 2

There's even more chances to win a Rosette in our 2020 Charity Fun Dog Shows. There's 16 categories to choose from in Fun Dog Show 2 including Quickest Sausage Catcher and Best 6 Legs! Click here for more details.

Small Breeds shine in Fun Dog Show 3

Open to dogs under 16 inches, Fun Dog Show 3 is specifically designed with small dogs in mind. Classes include Best Outfit, Waggiest Tail - plus all child handlers will receive a rosette and a goody bag! Click here for more details.

Walk away with Best in Show 2020

Is your dog the Best of the Best? Winners from any of the classes throughout the weekend are welcome to participate in this 'fun' dog show. If you won a first prize rosette then come along to the Main Arena at 4pm and join in for free - here are the winners from our 2019 Best in Show in Newark!

Take part in Scruffts 2020

In search of crossbreeds with that extra something special, Scruffts is open to crossbreed dogs over the age of six months, with Scruffts rosettes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class. Scruffts will be taking place at our Newark show on Sunday 26th April - SCRUFFTS PARTICIPATION TBC DUE TO COVID-19 DATE CHANGE

Be thrilled by Trip Hazard

We're delighted to welcome back Lucy Heath who will be bringing fun and interactive displays to the Main Arena and our Village Green. Lucy made it to the final of Britain's Got Talent in 2016 as the act 'Trip Hazard' and will be performing with Trip and friends - there could even be the chance for you to take part too! Click here for more details.

FREE ENTRY to Garden Show

Tickets to the All About Dogs Show Newark will also get you into the Newark Garden Show where you can enjoy a whole host of garden products and even the main arena entertainment.

NEW: Dog First Aid Course

NEW FOR 2020 Learn Dog First Aid at this year's All About Dogs Show Newark on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April. Learn life saving skills, including dog CPR, how to act if a dog starts choking, has heat stroke and more. On completion of the course, you'll receive a Dog First Aid Certificate. Places are limited and bookings must be made in advance. Click here for more details.

Have a splash with K9 Aqua Sports

K9 Aqua returns to our 2020 All About Dogs Shows! Come along and let your dog have a go and get super wet in this increasingly popular sport. Remember to bring your camera as you are sure to get some good shots of dogs flying through the air! Click here for more details.

Enjoy heelwork to music fun

Come to the Main Arena and watch a fun heelwork to music display from Strictly Canine HTM. Click here for more details.

Win a rosette with the Scurry Bandits

Let your dog have a go at the Bale Jump or Pick Up scurries with rosettes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for adults and juniors. All dogs are welcome to take part. Click here for more details.

Go for Bronze!

Official Kennel Club Test... A series of simple exercises to test good behaviour. Entrants will either receive a "Pass" and a Certificate or a "Not Ready". Rosettes can be purchased for passes at £3 each. Click here for more detailed information about the test.

Ready steady LURE RACE!

Take on the lure challenge at our 2020 show! Lure Racing is where dogs chase an artificial lure across a field - see if your dog can get the fastest time in this year's lure race. Click here for more details.

Have a go at Hoopers

Have a go at one of the UK's fastest growing dog sports! Hoopers is a low impact sport using hoops, tunnels and barrels and is great for all aged dogs even older retired dogs. Click here for more details.

Learn top training tips in obedience displays

We'll be welcoming the very best local dog clubs and display teams to the Main Arena for informative obedience displays. There will be the chance to take part in have-a-go activities throughout the weekend too.


After launching at our show last year, Insta-POOCH is back for 2020! Come and meet the doggy stars of instagram, learn top social media tips and even have a selfie with the famous pups! If your dog has an Instagram account and you're interested in taking part, email

Youngsters can have a go too!

The Junior Obedience Class is free to enter in the fun dog show arena. Fun obedience class for children - with rosette prizes for the best.

Take part in agility courses

Dog agility is a dog sport where a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off lead with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Click here for more details.

Learn basic obedience skills

Join us in the Main Arena for two fun displays from the Old Park Farm Display Team as they showcase basic obedience skills. Saturday only. Click here for more details.

Flyball fun

Flyball is a fun, fast sport for you and your dog (any breed, any size), as long as dogs are over 12 months old they can play flyball. Bring your dog to visit the team and have a go at this increasingly popular dog sport. Click here for more details.

Take on the fun obedience competition

With rosettes for 1st to 5th place, the exercises will be split into Beginners and Advanced Level with obedience tasks including on-lead heel work, sit stays, weaves, recall, stop at distance and more. Click here for more details.

Have a go at Steeplechase

A fun retrieval activity, the Steeplechase requires your dog to navigate over a series of straw bales to retrieve a dummy. Click here for more details.

Can your dog conquer the Tombola Dash?

The fastest times within each hour will win a prize. Fastest dog of the day wins a rosette. Click here for more details.

Take on the 'Recall Challenge'

Fastest recall is a test of speed. It's a high energy canine sport which requires your dog to chase a toy.... then come back on recall. Will your dog be the quickest of the day? Click here for more details.

Get advice on dog behaviour

Do you need some help and training advice for your dog? Join the experts from the Dogs Trust School Nottinghamshire for advice on behaviour as well as some training tips live at the show.

Be entertained at the Village Green

There will be live music and entertainment at the Village Green all weekend. Take the weight off your feet in our Village Green area, sit back and enjoy!

Take part in Fun Competitions

Take part in fun, free competitions at the Village Green. Details to be announced soon.

Shopping: Pet Food & Treats

Discover a whole range of pet food and treats at this year's show. Try and buy different products and speak to the experts to find the right food for your dog.

Shopping: Bespoke Collars and Leads

Treat your dog to a new look with bespoke collars and leads on sale at this year's show.

Shopping: Training Aids

Do you need help training your dog? You'll find plenty of training aids on sale at our Newark show.

Shopping: Bowls and Toys

Pick up new bowls and toys at the All About Dogs Show.

Shopping: Coats and Blankets

Prepare for winter with coats and blankets for your pooch. You can even try them on to check they fit at the show!

Shopping: Beds

We all love a good night's sleep - so why not get your dog a new bed to make sure they get all the zzzzzz's.


Did you know that you can camp at our Newark event? Bring your dog along and stay with us for the whole Bank Holiday weekend. Find out more information here

Meet dogs and owners

Thinking about getting a dog but not sure which one is right for you? At our 2020 show you’ll be able to meet a huge variety of different dogs and speak to some of the owners and rescue centres for advice and guidance on the different dog breeds.

Tuck into food and refreshments

Feeling peckish? Don't worry, there will be plenty of food and drink stands to keep you going all day. There will also be lots of stands selling treats for your pooches so they won't miss out!

Show Info

Newark's 2021 All About Dogs Show will take place on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August at the Newark Showground. Doors open at 9.30am and close at 5pm. For more information and FAQs click here

Book Tickets

You can save money on the door by booking tickets online. Click here to book.

All information correct at time of publication. Aztec Events reserves the right to amend or change activities due to unforeseen circumstances without prior notice. Have a go activities may include small additional charges.