Dog Events and Shows in 2024

At Bark Boutique, there’s nothing we love more than watching dog shows and competitions. When we’re not doing photoshoots with our models, we’re curled up on the sofa with Poppy and Levi watching our favourite shows. 

Crufts 2024

Crufts 2024 was hosted at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham in March 2024. Crufts is the greatest and most prestigious dog show in the world which is held annually in the United Kingdom over 4 days.

Crufts is organised by The Kennel Club and attracts thousands of dogs with their owners and handlers every year to display their dogs’ skills, abilities and attributes to dog loving crowds.

Did you know last year’s event attracted 155,000 attendees and that’s not including their dogs.

One of the most exciting parts of Crufts is the world-famous Best in Show competition. Each winning dog from each breed group competes for the title of Best in Show. Did you know that 18,000 dogs compete for the world class title of Crufts Best in Show?!

The winner this year was Viking, a 3-year-old Australian Shepherd who took home the title on Sunday 10th March 2024. This is the second Australian Shepherd to win the Best in Show title for Crufts. The 6 other finalists were Elton a French Bulldog, Raffa a Papillion, Hendricks a Weimaraner, Nevile a Leonberger, Zen a Jack Russel Terrier and Getme a Basset Griffon Vendeen. Their owners must be so proud of them all.

Crufts is the ultimate celebration of dogs. This is actioned in many ways for example celebrating working dogs, including the police dog team action of the year award, the gamekeeper classes and celebrating rescue dogs in the rescue dog agility competition.

With over 500 hundred trade stands that sell everything and anything for dogs it truly is a shopping paradise for dog lovers looking to spoil their canine companions. New exciting unique products and special offers are a massive attraction to attend Crufts.

Crufts is a prime opportunity to gain knowledge and chat with Kennel Club Assured Breeders, breed experts and rescue charities about how to responsibly buy a dog and how to train and enjoy life with them.

Crufts really does showcase the unique bond between dogs and their owners covering arrangements of competitions and activities. Even more, Crufts has embraced technological advancements including live streaming and social media platforms to provide updates and photos to ensure those unable to attend in person can stay connected and feel part of the event! Crufts represents the extraordinary world of dogs by celebrating the beauty, intelligence, charisma and companionship that dogs bring to our lives.


For all you dog lovers of crossbreed dogs welcome SCRUFFTS.

Scruffts is dedicated to the celebration of crossbreed dogs and their unique qualities. This competition is to capture the special bond between dogs and their owners, regardless of their pedigree. It provides a great opportunity for dog lovers of crossbreed dogs to showcase their dogs and compete for prizes.

Some of the categories to enter are Most Handsome Dog, Golden Oldie, Good Citizen Dog Scheme and Prettiest Bitch. All must be a crossbreed to enter and at least 6 months old.

Check out their website if you’re keen to enter!

2024 heats for finals to be held at Crufts 2025 are kicking off in April 2024 at various dog show locations in the United Kingdom.

Scruffts has helped promote responsible dog ownership and really captures the importance of adopting and rehoming dogs from rescue shelters and centres.


DogFest brings two days of thrilling action for dog lovers throughout the United Kingdom hosted in various beautiful stately homes and gardens. This really is the ultimate dog friendly festival!

At DogFest you will be able to watch world class displays from top canine agility teams, gain free expert advice from canine professionals, attend workshops and take part in various activities. Plus, plenty of shopping!! The event really is designed for the ultimate dog lovers.

Displays from some of the top canine agility teams are demonstrated in the Action Arena. This really is the place to watch fast paced, exciting and thoroughly entertaining canine demonstrations and competitions. The great news is these displays are all included in the price of your admission tickets!

Paws in the Park

Paws in the Park is Britain’s favourite fun dog show! They will be bringing two shows this year, one for Spring in May 2024 and one in Autumn in September 2024. Both shows bring you a weekend of endless activities for you and your dogs to enjoy!

Paws in the Park is the ultimate ‘pawfect’ dog festival packed with lots of have a go dog games and activities to try including agility, flyball, gundog scurries and cani -cross. You can win fantastic prizes in the dog competitions and even have fun in the K9 Aquazone!

Throughout the action-packed weekend, you can watch exciting arena displays and demonstrations and enjoy dog-friendly entertainment.

Whatever your breed of dog or their ability, there are plenty of new dog activities to try. Not only this but Paws in the Park provides a superb shopping extravaganza!!

PLUS!!!….. get your camping gear at the ready and your doggy essentials as Paws in the Park provides a weekend of dog-friendly camping!

Tickets are available online and remember dogs come in for free!

The Great British Dog Walk

The Great British Dog Walk is a collective of sponsored dog walks to raise funds for the Charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The walks take place at various stately homes and country parks across the United Kingdom. This really is fun for all ages and all fitness levels where you can take part with or without your dog.
It’s a fabulous day to be part of something special where you can choose to walk your canine companion in a large group with other walkers, or you can simply enjoy the fresh air and glorious scenery with your friends and family.

Each venue puts on additional activities for you to enjoy and have a fun filled day that include raffles, tombolas, cake sales, have-a-go dog agility and fun dog competitions.

The Great British Dog Walk really does showcase the best of British scenery by hosting in some of grandest stately homes located in breathtaking countryside. This will be an amazing day!

So, remember by taking part and walking in The Great British Dog Walk 2024 and getting sponsored, you’ll be contributing to raising funds to create amazing hearing dog partnerships, helping to transform lives!

The Muddy Dog Challenge 2024

The Muddy Dog Challenge 2024 is the ultimate dog-friendly obstacle course that you can take part in with your canine companion throughout the whole course! This is an event dedicated to fundraising for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, one of the oldest and most well-known animal rescue centres in the United Kingdom.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has a mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cats and dogs that are unwanted, abused and abandoned. Battersea provide veterinary care,
behavioural training and work hard to provide each animal rescued with a suitable and forever loving home.

By taking part and fundraising in the Muddy Dog Challenge, you will be helping Battersea provide love and care for thousands of dogs and cats. The great thing about

The Muddy Dog Challenge is you can take part and tackle the course at your own speed and pace. Just remember to prepare yourself for a fun action-packed day that comes with mud, sweat and cheers!
New for 2024 is The Muddy Dog Challenge London taking place on the 04th May 2024.

This puts an urban twist on the event. This is a 3K course set in the stunning Crystal Palace Park in Southeast London with an easy commute from Crystal Palace Station.

Other locations are currently the New Forest and West Sussex. Head to their website now where you can find out more about the locations, how to register and set up fundraising. Enjoy every muddy moment in support of a worthy cause! Wishing you the best of luck and a paw-some time!

All About Dogs 2024

All About Dogs is an event made by dog lovers for dog lovers! This event is jam packed with a whole host of have-a-go-activities, which include agility, lure racing and fastest recall!

You can enter in fun dog shows, chat to canine experts or simply relax and enjoy all the amazing arena displays. Plus…. with over 100’ pawsome’ trade stands at each show, there is plenty of shopping tail-ored for all you dog devotees!

Head to their website to check out the locations and how to book tickets!

GoodWoof 2024

GoodWoof is hosted at a location better known for motorsports and horse racing. Located in West Sussex, GoodWoof is the ultimate dog’s day out!

The event is full of unique experiences from dog yoga, action sports, world-class shows from top canine athletes, a go field and trial events, wellness workshops and talks from canine behavioural and veterinary experts!

This year GoodWoof is celebrating the 2024 Paris Olympics with a canine twist … ‘The GoodWoof Games.’ Activities include the 25 Metre Sprint, Hurdles, Toss and Fetch and the Long Jump.

If you fancy a rest after all that high-energy ‘ barktivities.. why not relax and experience the calm and tranquillity in the new Woodland Walk located in the event’s beautiful woodland. If you really want to get tails wagging and paws moving, then try the truffle hunting event by following a trained pooch to locate and dig out wealthy truffles!

And don’t forget to enter the ‘Have-A-Go-Arena’. Get ready for some ‘paw-some’ fun where you and your canine companion can learn new tricks watching the experts demonstrate how to catch, fetch and jump in style!

These are just some of the super activities available for you and your treasured pooch to enjoy! So what are you waiting for?!

Head to GoodWoof 2024 now to view all the activities on offer and book tickets and get set for some Paw-tastic Fun!

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