DOGGIE DO’S / DOGGIE DON’TS
Q: What time is The Doggie Do starting and finishing?
A: The gates will open at 1:00pm on Sunday September 11th 2016. For people wishing to enter the Dog of Dublin contest, they must arrive at Herbert Park for 12.30pm for pre-judging. See full details and fill in the registration form here. The Dog of Dublin will be awarded around 4pm. The event will finish around 5:30 - weather contingent!
Q: How do I buy tickets and how much are they?
A: Tickets are available on-site now - you'll find all prices on this page (click)! Family tickets include 2 adults and two children under 16. Extra child tickets can also be purchased for those aged 6-16yrs who are not covered by a family ticket. Single tickets are available for adults and over 16s.
Q: Can I bring my dog/s?
A: Yes! All dogs are Guests of Honour - as long as they are on a lead held by a responsible human.
Q: What is The Dog of Dublin competition?
A: The Dog of Dublin is a canine costume competition! Doggie entrants will be judged on the originality, charm and appropriateness of their outfit by the judging panel. The winning dog will be crowned 'Dog of Dublin 2016'.
Q: How do I enter my dog in the Dog of Dublin?
A: You can register entrants via our online form, here. Or just show up on the day, in costume, for our preliminary judging round. This will commence at 12.30pm. Our judges will circulate through the entrants and choose 15 finalists. All entrants will be invited to take part in The Dog of Dublin parade before the final heats begin. All those taking part are asked to ensure that their dog is comfortable in their costume and is happy being around other dressed up doggies. We will also have Canine Carers on hand on the day to oversee and advise on dog comfort and safety.
Q: Will there be food available?
A: Yes! There will be a crowd pleasing offering ranging from pizza to cakes. Follow our social media channels for updates and more info.
Q: Where is Herbert Park?
: Is there a map of the festival site?
A: Yes! You'll find it here.
Q: Can I park at Herbert Park?
A: There is free parking all along Herbert Park on Sundays and a mix of paid / free in the surrounding streets of Ballsbridge and Donnybrook.
Q: Can I bring alcohol on site?
A: No. This is an alcohol free event and we kindly ask that you respect this.
Q: I am bringing kids along. Is it suitable?
A: Yes. The event will be child friendly. However, this is a dog focussed event so we ask that all responsible adults ensure that their children are comfortable around dogs, and respect their space. We suggest that all children leave the site in the evening once the Dog of Dublin has been awarded.
Q: I am bringing my dog. What should I be aware of?
A: All dogs must be on a leash at all times. Also please bear in mind whether your dog is good in crowded public situations with other dogs and children. We will have Trained Behaviour Advisors at the entrance and on site to ensure that all dogs are treated with respect and are comfortable on the day. Those accompanying dogs of restricted breed are responsible for the appropriate care of their dogs.
Q. Will there be a Vet on-site?
A: Yes, we will have a fully qualified, experienced vet on site.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: The Doggie Do will proceed under all normal weather conditions - and in Ireland that means the possibility of rain. Under extreme circumstances the organisers may decide to move the event to an alternate date. All tickets will remain valid.