Dog tickets sold out for Saturday 31 March. Highly limited number available for Sunday 1 April. Human tickets available for both days.
Combining live demonstrations, competitions, health checks, expert pet advice, photo-shoots, grooming and even a doggie chill-out zone, Dog Mania is the only indoor show in the UK where owners can bring their dog along to join in!
Visitors can delight in watching the stunning shows in the main arena, including the Dog and Duck Show, K9 2000, Kipperridge Gun Dogs, plus returning local favourites H&M Dog Training. The highly skilled handlers will be showing off their dogs’ obedience skills and agility, with everything from fire jumps to musical routines from the gun dogs and even an amazing performance from a duck-herding border collie!
Come along to meet our dog experts and veterinary professionals, where you can learn more about your dog’s diet, pick up health tips, ask questions and understand why your dog may behave in a certain way. Also see the brave rescue heroes, Dogs with Jobs, where you can meet (and stroke!) the real heroes of the show. Plus the dogs from both Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service and Merseyside Police will be at Dog Mania with their handlers to talk about the work carried out by these amazing animals.
Throughout the weekend, the dogs themselves will be able to take centre stage in The Fun Dog Show. Taking place in the main arena, this ever-popular friendly competition will see winners crowned in different categories, including Best In Show, Good Citizen Award and Fastest Dog. There’s even a Happiest Dog award, scientifically judged using our special wag-o-meter, with the grand final taking place on Easter Sunday. Hosted by CBeebies ‘My Pet & Me’ presenter, Ferne Corrigan, and with seven different categories there’s something for every dog – and even if yours isn’t lucky enough to win they may still take home a rosette. Entry into one show class is automatically included with each admission ticket meaning there’s no reason why your dog can’t be a star of the show!
10:30 Best Big Dog
11:00 Best Paw Shaker
11:30 Softest Staffie
12:00 Best Small Dog
12:30 Best Rescue
13:00 Best Puppy
13:30 Best Veteran
14:00 Prettiest Eyes
14:30 Best Cross Bread
15:00 Best Young Handler
16:00 Dog that looks most like his owner
16:30 Best in show
14:15 Prettiest Bitch
14:45 The Dog the Judge like to take home
15:15 Biggest Ears
15:45 Best Fancy Dress
16:15 Best Pedigree
For further information on this amazing show visit the Dog Mania website
Tickets for dogs are free but with only a limited number of tickets available early booking is essential. All dogs attending must have a ticket.
From the south...
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront.
There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.
- Merseytravel (rail, ferry and bus timetables)
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester Airport
- Visit Liverpool (Tourism website)
- Virgin Trains (mainline services from Liverpool Lime Street)
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