The final countdown has begun! We are counting the days to The Doggie Do 2015 - just three more sleeps until our furry pals get to strut their stuff in Merrion Square!
Registration for the Dog of Dublin competition is now closed, but feel free to come in costume anyway!
THE DOG OF DUBLIN JUDGING PANEL ANNOUNCED!
Our dog-loving luminaries and taste-makers from the world of fashion and style will be judging our furry finalists on criteria of charm, charisma, style and originality. Here they are - Rory O’Neill (AKA Panti) knows a thing or two about dressing up to the nines! We are honoured to have ‘The Queen of Ireland’ sharing the stage with The Dog of Dublin. Justine King of cult online fashion mecca OPSH and Linda Conway, fashion editor of Stellar Magazine are no strangers to the catwalk, this could be their greatest challenge yet!
A COUPLE OF TRICKSTERS
We thought that we had lost them to the line-up due to injury but we are delighted to say that Sinead and Murphy (The Wonder Beagle) have bounced back to join us for the day. Sinead Hughes is a qualified anthropologist and specialist trainer. She's been working with Murphy on some rugby skills this week and if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to train a dog to skateboard for a TV commercial (yes really!), you won’t want to miss her training demo at The New Tricks paddock. Keep an eye on Sinead's Facebook page to see that they're up to in the meantime.
IN DOGS WE TRUST
We are thrilled to have Will Robson-Scott and Ollie Grove, the filmmaker and photographer duo behind the recent In Dogs We Trust project speaking on the day. Have a look a their amazing work here: www.indogswetrust.net
NEW TRICKS TRAINING PADDOCK
Ali Ramsey & Katie Mc Donagh will run fun and helpful dog training demonstrations and advice sessions during the day.
The lovely Sinead Kelly MBV MRCVS (that's qualified vet to you and me) will be joining us on the day to answer your questions on dog related health matters. Mail us your queries to email@example.com before the day! Sinead's bringing Cleo btw. Gorgeous
'BONEFUL' by FORKFUL TV
Pooch enthusiast and food writer Aoife McElwain will show you how, in a special Forkful presents 'Boneful' cookery demo focussing on healthy, homemade treats for our canine companions. Her mutt Daffodil can vouch for how good they are!
APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
We're now looking for submissions from people who'd like to participate in a little item called 'Appetite for Destruction' where owners recount tales of humorous acts of doggie (accidental) destruction. Email your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
reTAIL THERAPY (geddit?)
We are really pleased to have a great selection of vendors selling beautiful, unique and useful things for dogs. Don’t let pooch near the credit card!
ECO MUTT - Irish handmade soaps and gifts for dogs and their humans using 100% natural ingredients. (You could take a bath together!)
CHEEKY DOG BAKERY - Dublin-based producers of treats and cakes made from specially selected, dog friendly, human grade ingredients. They’ll be begging for more!
HANDMADE BY HELEN - Beautiful hand-stitched and embellished doggie bandanas and more.
ECOPET - Unique hand-stamped metal dog-tags. Ross will have his mobile workbench for custom-jobs on the day.
Plus, BOWWOW BOUTIQUE, COCOBEAN, HOUSE OF PROVENCE, WOOF ADVISOR