European Dog Show 2018

October 4, 2018

Canine enthusiasts, rejoice, because the European Dog Show is back in Poland for its 80th year and the Jubilee special will be bigger and better than ever.

Just 18 years ago, the dog show was held in Poznań, bringing together 9000 dogs from across the continent. In 2006, the show’s organisers decided to expand their boundaries to an international reach, gathering 21,000 dogs from across the globe. In 2018 it remains the only event in the yearly calendar that invites purebred dog lovers on a global scale.

Deadlines for entries are closed for this year, but visitor tickets are still available for the four-day event that runs from 11-14 October, so you can see the finest examples of every breed imaginable. As well as taking a look at the dogs themselves, there’s also the opportunity to check out the latest in doggy fashion, including collars, leashes and more. The website even offers apparel for owners, such as hoodies and long-sleeved tops, perfect for when you’re taking your pooch out for a walk. However, the last day is the real attraction, as the most attractive dogs are named The Best in Show.

A panel of 120 judges will rate the 12,000 entrants on their breed, appearance, poise and behaviour.

Book a hotel, with suggestions on the official website, or take your campervan over on the ferry and stay in their designated camper field which can hold up to 400 vehicles and boasts a full bathroom and electricity.

Located just outside the heart of Warsaw, after the competition spend a couple of days soaking in the culture and heritage of Poland’s beautiful capital.

Easily accessed from the UK from any of our four routes to Europe, travel with your car or campervan, taking in Europe’s stunning sites along the way.

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