Dog Festival

We welcome you to join us at our very first Dog Festival at Houghton Hall Park! We will be running a fun dog show with prizes for each 1st place and rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. There will be a dog trail, a have-a-go agility station, dog yoga demonstration (running at 12pm) and a Houghton Hall Park dog information hub.

Fun Dog Show terms & conditions:

  1. The organisers advocate a policy of responsible pet ownership and the health and safety of all dogs taking part in the competition is our number one concern. Dogs should not be forced to take part if they are not happy doing so.
  2. Everyone who takes part in the Fun Dog Show must be registered. This can be done on the day at the Fun Dog Show Ring between 9:30-10:30am, subject to availability.
  3. The charge for taking part in the Fun Dog Show is £2 per class, subject to availability and must be made at the time of registration by cash only.
  4. Children under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult. 
  5. Participants may enter more than one class.
  6. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that they are present at the time of the class by listening for the announcement.
  7. If you cannot attend, please inform the organisers as soon as possible by emailing  
  8. Unfortunately, given the limited number of spaces, all entry fees are non-refundable.
  9. If a participant is late for their class, the organisers will do their best to slot the entrant into another class, however, this is not guaranteed.
  10. Dogs should not be dressed up in costumes or any clothing that does not have a welfare benefit.
  11. The organisers reserve the right to remove a dog(s) from the ring if they are being aggressive towards another dog/human or are being disruptive to the competition or showing signs of stress, anxiety, fear, illness or injury. 
  12. Any specific information and instructions given by any stewards/officials must be adhered to and decisions of the judge is final.
  13. The organisers reserve the right to cancel any class.

Disclaimer: By entering the Fun Dog Show you are agreeing to take full responsibility for, any injury or damage to and/or caused by your dog(s) and it is not the liability of the organisers or sponsors including disappearance, theft or otherwise. You are fully liable for your animal should they cause any damage or injury. Any dog showing aggressive behaviour at the show will be asked to leave.

Participation in this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.