Hylands Park





You’ll see the BIGGEST EVER All About Dogs Show returning to Essex in 2024! Bring your dog to Hylands Park, Chelmsford on Sunday 5th and Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2024 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!

Do you have a question about this year’s show? Take a look at our FAQs here.



Digital Show Guide 2024

Don't miss any of the action with this year's Digital Show Guide! Inside you'll find the timetables for the Fun Dog Show classes, the Main Arena, Breed Meet Ups, fun competitions at our Village Green area, our Show Map and more! CLICK HERE to download your copy!

Opening Times & Show Information

The All About Dogs Show comes to Hylands Park, Chelmsford on Sunday 5th and Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2024.

Tickets are limited . For more details about this year's show, including opening times and ticket prices CLICK HERE .

Fun Dog Shows

Win a rosette in one of the fun dog shows which take place over the weekend. With four Fun Dog Show rings and almost 50 classes to enter, could your dog walk away with the coveted Best in Show trophy?! CLICK HERE to view this year's full Fun Dog Show timetable.

Have-A-Go Activities

Join in with a whole selection of fun have-a-go activities. From lure racing and dock diving to flyball and fastest recall, there's going to be plenty of opportunities for you and your dog to take part and have fun together at this year's show. Find out more HERE .

Arena Displays

Enjoy top displays from some of the UK's leading dog display teams. Watch Lucy Heath & the Trickstars, bring their incredible heelwork to music displays and fun doggy dancing tips to the Main Arena, plus the Essex Police Dog Unit are back for a thrilling performance on Sunday, there's heelwork to music from Nicci Hindson and Scentwork and Gundog Displays from Kassie Woods! Find out more HERE .

Village Green

Relax, grab some food & drink and enjoy live entertainment at the Village Green. From dog quizzes and live music to free, fun competitions for you and your dog, plus educational talks, the Village Green gives you the perfect opportunity to sit down and chill. Find out more HERE .

Scruffts Heats

The first round of Scruffts Heats will be coming to the All About Dogs Show Hylands on Sunday 5th May 2024. In search of crossbreeds with that extra something special, Scruffts is an official Kennel Club competition open to crossbreed dogs over the age of six months. The winner of each class will be invited to the Scruffts final at Crufts in 2025. Find out more HERE.

Essex Police Dog Unit

The Essex Police Dog Unit will be at our Hylands show on Sunday, showcasing the many attributes of Police Dogs including the detention of criminals, as well as demonstrating vehicle pursuits with a thrilling display in the Main Arena. Plus, visitors will be able to meet the Essex Police Retired Dogs and learn about the good work done by the Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund (ERPDF).

NEW: Breed Meet Ups

We're introducing Breed Meet Ups to this year's All About Dogs Shows! So whether you and your dog would like to meet more beautiful boxers, chill out with some chow chows or enjoy playtime with pugs, the All About Dogs Breed Meet Ups are THE place to be! Find out more HERE.

NEW: Yellow Space Zones

We are proud to be supporting #DogsinYellow at the All About Dogs Show Hylands 2024. For dogs that are a little anxious or need extra space, we’ll be providing special “Yellow Space Zones”. The areas will be staffed with knowledgeable volunteers and filled with enrichment toys giving dogs the chance to relax and explore the space with their owners. Find out more HERE.

FREE Dog Micro-Chipping

On Monday 6th May we'll be welcoming Chelmsford City Council’s Community Protection Officers, who will be giving information and advice all about dogs! Officers will be offering free microchipping to any dog that hasn’t already had a chip implanted, is over 8 weeks old, is a pet and not a puppy for sale and presents with a collar and tag (as this is a legal requirement).

Expert Advice

We're proud to welcome a number of dog experts to our Hylands show including the incredible Kassie Woods. Kassie is a certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Trainer, who covers everything from recall and lead walking to scentwork and more. Come and speak to Kassie for one-on-one tips and advice, plus see her in the Main Arena for a Gundog and Scentwork demonstration.

Live Music from Hollie-Blue

Have a doggy dance along to music from songstress Hollie-Blue. You might recognise Hollie from her recent appearance as Bette Midler on ITV's Starstruck. The fabulous entertainer will have you singing and dancing along to your favourite tunes in no time.

Fun Photo Ops

You'll find lots of fun photo ops dotted around the All About Dogs Show, including our famous giant deckchair, our royal throne, plus lots of pop up signs and backdrops. Strike your best pose and share your snaps with us on social media by tagging @allaboutdogsshow.


With a huge range of trade stands selling a whole range of (mostly) dog related products there is sure to be something that even the fussiest of hounds will love. Products include dog leads, beds, treats, toys, food, insurance, health products and much more. CLICK HERE for more details.

Meet the Breed: Nihon-Ken

Come and see the Association of Nihon-Ken at our Hylands show. Learn about the six native Japanese breeds all designated as 'Natural Living Monuments' of Japan - the Akita Inu, Hokkaido Ken, Kai Ken, Kishu Ken, Shiba Inu and Shikoku Ken. Meet some of these wonderful dogs and learn what it's like to share your home and sofa with one of the Nihon Ken breeds.

Meet the Breed: Siberian Husky & Alaskan Malamute

Have you ever wanted to meet a Siberian Husky or Alaskan Malamute? We're pleased to welcome the Saints Sled Dog Rescue to our Hylands show, where you'll be able to get up close to the beautiful dogs and learn about their backgrounds.

Pet Food Bank

The team from Pets in Need Herts, will be on hand at Hylands Park to talk to visitors about the amazing work they do, as well as giving information about volunteering, plus they will be accepting pet food donations at the show. The charity will be accepting all unopened and in-date pet food and treats, cat litter, toys, flea and worming items, collars and leads.

Supporting Dog Rescues & Charities

Each year the All About Dogs Show is proud to support a number of dog rescues and charities. This year, we'll be supporting the Notts & Yorkshire Boxer Rescue, the German Shepherd Rescue Elite, For the Love of our Frenchies (FLOOF), Saints Sled Dog Rescue, Essex Police Retired Police Dog Fund, Pets in Need Herts, Essex Therapy Dogs and more. Find out more HERE for more details.

Fun for All the Family

All About Dogs is all about enjoying some family time together, a relaxed atmosphere where you and your dog can have some fun. Whether you planning on enjoying the activities and live entertainment or just want a great day out - this is the show for you.