The National Show Centre November 3rd - 4th

World of Dogs

List of Dog Breeds at Pet Expo Breed Village!

Due to the nature of working with animals some breed clubs listed might not be able to attend on the day.

Irish Waterspaniel

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Dachshund

Great Dane

St Bernard

Rough Collie

All Ireland Siberian Husky Club

Irish Japanese Spitz Association

Phalene Club Of Ireland

Irish Terrier

Labrador Retriever

Parson Russell Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Pinscher

Golden Retriever

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Shih Tzu

Italian Corso Dog

Glen Of Imaal Terrier

Kerry Blue Association / Native Breeds Club

Korean Jindo Dog

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Scottish Terrier

Australian Shepherd

Labrador

Old English Sheepdog

Maltese

Chow Chow

Standard & Toy Poodle

Giant Schnauzer

The Irish Water Spaniel Club

Airedale Terrier

Welsh Terrier

All Ireland Chinese Crested Association

French Bulldog

Cane Corso

Olde English Bulldog

French Bulldog

American Staffordshire Terrier

Russian Balonka

Chinese Crested

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Bichon Frise

Cavalier King Charles

Pointers

Irish Setters

Springer Spaniels

 

 

Hound
Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.

Working
Over the centuries these dogs were selectively bred to become guards and search and rescue dogs. Arguably, the working group consists of some of the most heroic canines in the world, aiding humans in many walks of life, including the Boxer, Great Dane and St. Bernard. This group consists of the real specialists in their field who excel in their line of work.

Terrier
Dogs originally bred and used for hunting vermin. 'Terrier' comes from the Latin word Terra, meaning earth. This hardy collection of dogs were selectively bred to be extremely brave and tough, and to pursue fox, badger, rat and otter (to name but a few) above and below ground. Dogs of terrier type have been known here since ancient times, and as early as the Middle Ages, these game breeds were portrayed by writers and painters.

Gundog
Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.

Pastoral
The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals.
Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.

Utility
This group consists of miscellaneous breeds of dog mainly of a non-sporting origin, including the Bulldog, Dalmatian, Akita and Poodle.
The name 'Utility' essentially means fitness for a purpose and this group consists of an extremely mixed and varied bunch, most breeds having been selectively bred to perform a specific function not included in the sporting and working categories.

Toy
The Toy breeds are small companion or lap dogs. Many of the Toy breeds were bred for this capacity although some have been placed into this category simply due to their size. They should have friendly personalities and love attention. They do not need a large amount of exercise and some can be finicky eaters.

Buying a dog
If you love dogs, but can't decide between a Labrador or a Collie then come along to Pet Expo .With 50 breeds to meet, plus expert first-hand advice from the breeders, Pet Expo will lead you to your perfect companion.