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THOUSANDS of dogs flock to the UK's first ever dog festival

Dogs flock to Dogstival for the UK's first dog festival dog-happy
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Imagine a fun, jolly and vibrant festival… which is filled to the brim with dogs! Dogstival, the first-of-its-kind canine celebration in the UK, proved a hit with dog lovers from across the country.

By Alice Lang , 21 May 2019

Last weekend, dogs and dog lovers flocked to Hampshire for the doggy celebration of a lifetime.

Dogstival, which took place at Pylewell Park near Lymington, promised a fabulous weekend for canine enthusiasts.

From companion dogs to service dogs, the event aimed to celebrate dogs of all breeds, shapes, sizes and backgrounds, with dog-themed events and talks, as well as exciting canine show and sports.

But the question is, was it a hit?

It was a truly pawsome weekend...

We’re happy to say that it seems the first ever UK dog festival was a real hit.

Speaking to Advertiser & Times, Kate Hurcombe said: “Dogstival was a huge success! Such a fun weekend spent with lots of amazing dogs in a lovely setting. Well done, Team Dogstival!”

While Diane Dahl said: “Fantastic day and a brilliantly put together show with so much to see and do for the whole family.”

...and the dogs even had a pint!

Yep, you heard right.

Not only did the canine attendees get a humongous variety of free dog food, courtesy of top brands and doggy chefs from across the country, they even got to join in the fun and enjoy some canine beer.

Don’t worry, no alcohol was actually involved. The dogs were the star of the show, after all - and when things got too much, there was even a doggy chill-out zone for pampers and naps!

Sounds like doggy heaven, right? It totally was - check out some snaps from the weekend below:


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