A socially-distanced dog show is (hopefully) coming to the UK this July

A socially-distanced dog show is coming to the UK this July Pic: All About Dogs/Blenheim Palace
An event for four-legged friends and owners alike (Picture: All About Dogs/Blenheim Palace)

Remember when day trips were a thing?

Well, this summer could see the return of a few socially-distanced events and, if you’re an animal lover, there’s one in particular you should put in your diary.

Paws at the Palace is due to take place at Blenheim Palace this July and – as the name suggests – it will celebrate everything and anything to do with dogs . Set to run from the 3-4 July 2021, the event will feature arena displays, breed clubs and have-a-go activities such as Flyball, Fastest Recall and Hide and Seek.

Visiting dogs will also have the opportunity to take part in 50 different classes and competitions. So if you think your pup is the prettiest or best behaved, they could be in with a chance of winning a rosette.

If that wasn’t enough, there will also be a number of vendors selling all kinds of treats for canines and their owners. More than 150 exhibitors will be offering leads, pet food, treats, toys, health supplements, coats, grooming products and photography – you’ll be positively spoiled for choice with doggie-themed treats.

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If you’re struggling to get your four-legged friend to listen to you, various dog experts will also be on hand to offer advice on training and diet – so it’s an opportunity for learning, too.

The good news is that everything takes place outside, which means there will be plenty of room to spread out and keep your distance.

What’s more, event organisers say the show will fully adhere to any Covid restrictions at the time. To attend the event, visitors need to book a ‘Palace, Park and Gardens’ pass for the dates of the event – these cost £25 for adults, £23.50 for concessions and £13.50 for children.

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