The Lydiard Bark Dog Show What You Need to Know
What is the Lydiard Bark Charity Dog Show?
The Lydiard Bark is an annual fun dog show run in Swindon for charity by Eastcott Vets Swindon. It is a friendly event with a country feel and is run by volunteers from the Eastcott Vets Team in their free time. It is a fun event for dog owners and their dogs and is well supported by donations and sponsorship from local and national businesses. 2018 seeis the 5th Lydiard Bark Charity Dog Show. The charity this year is The Cinnamon Trust
Photos of this year's show can be viewed on Facebook HERE
Where is the Lydiard Bark Dog Show?
The Show is at Lydiard Park in Swindon. It is on the Events Field which is best accessed via the Hook Street entrance. Parking in the standard car park near the cafe will only be permitted for blue badge holders on the day. Other visitors will be directed past the normal entrance to a field slightly further up on the right (if approaching with the normal entrance on the right). Parking charges are in force so please remember to buy a ticket (£4 for the day - no change given in the machines) We advise visitors to bring camping chairs and picnic rugs!
How do I book a Trade Stand?
We welcome large and small traders and stand information and a booking form can be viewed and downloaded HERE.
The last date for booking is 20th July 2018. See who is coming.
When does the dog show open?
The dog show opens officially at 11am but class bookings will be taken from 10.30am. The show closes at 3pm.
How can you book a class?
You can book classes on the day. There are usually sufficient places for everyone, however some classes are more popular so please do arrive in time to secure your place. Lydiard Bark Classes and Timings.
How much are dog show classes?
Classes are £3 per class - all proceeds will go to charity.
Can I enter a puppy into the Lydiard Bark Dog Show?
Fully vaccinated puppies are welcome to come to the show. It is a great way of socialising them. If entering a 'size' class, they should be entered into the class taking into account the size that they will be when fully grown.
How are the dog show classes judged?
This is a fun show and judges will be looking and dogs themselves and talking to their owners about their dog's backgrounds and accessing their characters. The judges' decisions are final!
What is the Lydiard Bark Games Ring?
The Games Ring is run by Speak Dog Training and Behaviour and Wagging Tails Home from Home Boarding. They will be running games throughout the day so that you can visit and participate between show classes, or indeed visit for the games alone. Games can be booked and paid for on the day.
The Lydiard Bark Raffle
The now famous Lydiard Bark raffle is made up of very generous prizes. The raffle will be drawn after the last class.
What else is there to do at the dog show?
Trade stalls surround the show ring making it easy to visit whilst keeping an eye on the rings. There will be refreshments, dog related goods, face painting and games for the children. We are positioned next to the children's play area (and there are toilets nearby). As this is an outdoor event, we advise that you bring cash as some of traders will not have the ability to take card payments. See who is coming.
What happens if it is hot?
There will be a shaded cool down area for dogs if the weather is unduly warm. Water, sponges and sprays will be available to help keep dogs cooled. Vets and clinical staff are available to access the condition of dogs throughout the day and will advise accordingly if a dog or dogs should be considered at risk of over heating.