If dogs are your passion, there are plenty of doggy related activities at the show in the Dog Activity Ring including Heelwork to Music, Agility, Obedience displays and the fast-paced game of flyball. Plus, see grooming demos, pet behaviorist, Dog adoption and much more......
There are many different dog breeds for you to meet at Pet Expo each with their own special characteristics. Each breed of dog belongs to a group of similar breeds
List of Dog Breeds at Pet Expo 2016
Leonberger Club Of Ireland
Emerald Isle Newfoundland Club
Black Russian Terrier
South Russian Shepherd Dog
Akita Association Of Ireland
All Ireland Siberian Husky Club
Irish Japanese Spitz Association
Phalene Club Of Ireland
Parson Russell Terrier
Miniature Bull Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Italian Corso Dog
Glen Of Imaal Terrier
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
All Ireland Griffon Bruxellois Breeders Association
Kerry Blue Association / Native Breeds Club
Korean Jindo Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog Club
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Old English Sheepdog
Standard & Toy Poodle
The Irish Water Spaniel Club
The Hungarian Vizsla Club of Ireland
All Ireland Chinese Crested Association
Irish Red & White Setter
Irish Red Setter
Olde English Bulldog
American Staffordshire Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Cavalier King Charles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.