PetExpo 2019 – cats, dogs and dances!

The largest springtime pet show “PetExpo 2019”, which will bring together thousands of pets, including those of rare breeds, takes place at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga from 23–24 March. For the first time you will have an opportunity to watch exciting dances with dogs!

“On both days of “PetExpo 2019”, you will see all dog breeds participating in the show, however the participants will change. Compared to other years, there will be a great number of dogs of decorative breeds compared to other years,” tells Vija Klučniece, President of the Latvian Cynological Federation (LKF) and the Latvian Felinology Association “Felimurs”.

More than 3000 dogs
More than 3000 dogs from 14 countries will compete for the best in show title at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre. Those include both popular and favourite dog breeds, such as the Yorkshire Terrier, French Bulldog and Golden Retriever, and rare breeds, for example, the Saarloos Wolfdog, Shikoku and Barbet. “PetExpo 2019” will present different national breeds that are still on their way of becoming officially recognized, for instance, the Bohemian Shepherd and Toy Fox Terrier.

For the first time – dog dance!
Particularly attractive shows await visitors on 23 March, when the dog freestyle competition or dances with will be first held at Kipsala! The competition includes two disciplines – dancing with dogs and walking with dogs to music. Novices, masters, experienced open class members and other dogs will demonstrate their musicality. Dances with dogs will be judged by the international referees from Belgium and Russia. Who will be the most talented dancing dog? Find it out at “PetExpo 2019” on 23 March at 11.00!

Apart from the dancing dog competition, visitors will have an opportunity to watch dog obedience shows, exciting demonstrations of various sports, interesting performances of various breeds and other entertaining events. The complete programme of events will be soon published in our website: www.petexpo.lv

Get advice on dog breeding and care!
Are you thinking about getting a dog and willing to get information about the distinctive features of different breeds? Come to “PetExpo 2019” and talk to breeding experts from the Latvian Yorkshire Terriers, Pekingeses and Japanese Chin dogs, Dalmatians and hound breeds, Labrador Retrievers, St. Bernard dogs and other, all in all, 19 kennel clubs. Animal trade is not allowed during the pet show, however you will be able to learn a lot of new things in conversations with breeders and possibly to reserve a puppy.

Not less than 400 cats
The two-day event will offer visitors to watch more than 400 noble, fluffy, popular and rare cats taking part in breed competitions, rings and contests! The cat show will include competition rings for spayed or neutered cats, kittens and adult mousers. The competition rings for Maine Coons, Highland Fold cats will be particularly interesting! At the end of each day, the “Best in Show” cat will be determined.

Top cat of Latvia!
Do you know which is the best cat in Latvia? If not, find it out at Latvia’s Top Cat Awards on 24 March at 15.00 when Latvia’s best cats will be awarded for their achievements in last year’s shows. One of the most noble and beautiful mousers will receive the TOP Cat 2018 title! The Latvian Felinology Association “Felimurs” will also award the best cats and breeders on 23 March.

Cats, dogs and more!
“PetExpo” annually offers shows of not only cats and dogs, but also other pets. This year, visitors will also see rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, canaries, and larger domestic birds – golden and silver pheasants, peacocks, rheas, turkeys, ducks, geese, chickens and quails. Come to “PetExpo” and get to know animals and birds of different species!

All you need for a pet’s wellness, health, beauty!
In addition to dogs, cats and other pets, there will also be a large exhibition of zoo industry products and services at the fair. Visitors will have an opportunity to purchase everything they need to help their pets have long, healthy and enjoyable lives – pet foods, vitamins, animal care sets, cages, various accessories and toys. Moreover, all of those interested will be able to receive professional advice regarding the selection of animal food, as well as tips for improving the health of pets.

“PetExpo” is held by the International Exhibition Company BT 1 in cooperation with the Latvian Cynological Federation and Latvian Felinology Association “Felimurs”. Sponsor of the dog show – “EUKANUBA”, sponsor of the cat show – “ROYAL CANIN”.

Follow the “PetExpo” news on Facebook.com: www.facebook.com/petekspo.lv

Dates and Venue:
23–24 March, 10.00–18.00, Kipsala International Exhibition Centre

For your notice!
To visit the fair with a dog not participating in the fair, you will have to present your dog’s veterinary health certificate and pass a veterinary health check at Gate 11 prior to purchasing the admission ticket.

Full ticket – EUR 6.00
Seniors, the disabled, students – EUR 4.50
Children 5–18 years of age – EUR 3.50
Children under 4 years of age – free entry!
Family ticket – EUR 13.00
(2 adults + 2 kids or 1 adult + 3 kids; with more children – EUR 1.50 per child)
With the Dino Zoo Gold Client Card – special ticket price at the box office only!
Parking ticket – EUR 4.00

Tickets are on sale online now: www.bezrindas.lv/lv/petexpo-2019/5774/