Plan your perfect Dog-Friendly Summer!

Here at John Norris we all love to get out and about with our canine friends, and with summer approaching its time to check the diary and make sure you can attend all the fabulous dog-friendly events happening across the UK.

We've done the leg-work for you and made a list of must-see events you and your doggy friends should attend over the coming months, and some of our most popular products to treat your pup to this summer.

Labrador Swimming     

We love to support our local shows and find these especially welcoming of our doggy pals! Why not pop in to see us too while you’re in the area!

30th June 2019 Keswick Scruffs

Cumbria’s answer to Crufts returns for another year, and what’s more entry to the show field is absolutely FREE! The show is part of the Keswick Festival which runs from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June 2019. If you and your pooch are feeling competitive, there is a plethora of classes to enter, there’s bound to be one to suit you.


Saturday 6th July Skelton Show

With an attendance of 10,000 it is the largest village show in the North of England, and hosts a variety of trade stands, food halls and arts and crafts – all of which will welcome your dog with open arms! There is also a selection of dog classes if you fancy your chances in the show ring!


20th July 2019 Penrith Show

Just 30mins walk from our front door or with a free park and ride service from Penrith Town Centre, it couldn’t be easier to attend our local show. With a wide spectrum of competition classes for farm livestock, horses, rabbits, poultry (plus many more) and a host of local trade stands, food hall and rural crafts.


10th and 11th August Lowther Show 

With this stunning location playing host to the Clay Shooting Festival, Lowther Hound Show and Chudleys Gundog Championship, what better way to get in the zone just before the start of the new shooting season! With trade stands including BASC, Chefs Demo station as well as the Horse Driving trails, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained!

Summer Labrador

There are also a huge variety of Dog Friendly events nationally, here’s our selection of the ones you must definitely check out!

22 June 2019 to 23 June 2019 – Dog Fest, Bristol 

The Ultimate Dogs Day Out is returning! Join special guests "The Supervet" Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and Clare Balding for another amazing year, jam-packed with tons of have-a-go activities for you and your dog to get involved in!


Dachshund Pup Up Cafe 
Touring the country throughout the summer, this series of events are not exclusively for dog owners. “Regular Humans” can get their doggy-cuddle fix too!
  • 13th and 14th July – Leeds and Sheffield
  • 20th and 21st July – Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • 4th August - Bath

Beth’s Dog Show
A series of fun dog show events across the South-East in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity and German Shepherd Rescue South, including:
  • 23rd June 2019 Picnic in the Park, East Malling Kent
  • 30th June 2019 Kent Life, Maidstone
  • 20th July 2019 Charity Fun Dog Show, West Malling Kent

7th July 2019 Dogs Trust Fun Day, Manchester

A series of events throughout UK this summer. Activities include a Fun Dog Show, Human and Doggy Refreshments Stands, Tombola, Craft & Gift Stalls, Raffle and much more.


28th July 2019 Weeton Show, North Yorkshire

A fabulous country show with a variety of dog classes


2nd August 2019 to 4th August 2019 Dog Lovers Festival, Elvaston Castle

Ever wished you could take your dog to a music festival – well now you can, with some of the UK's best tribute artists performing across the weekend. There’s also plenty for your dog to see and do, what more can you ask for!

Summer Dogs

While attending these events, your pup will want to look and feel his stylish best. Here’s our selection of favourite products from some much-loved brands:


    Barbour Tartan Trimmed Slip Lead
    a comfortable slip lead for your canine friend, with classic Barbour Tartan styling  Barbour Tartan Trimmed Slip Lead
    Barbour Tartan Dog Harness
    Your pooch will look perfect in this quintessentially stylish harness, which coordinates perfectly with the Barbour Tartan Dog Lead Barbour Tartan Dog Harness
    Barbour Waxed Dog Coats
    Match your canine friend while protecting them against the elements this classic coat. Because no British summer would be complete without some rain
      Barbour Waxed Dog Coats
      Barbour Dog Blanket
      Perfect for throwing in the boot of the car at a moment’s notice, this blanket is warm and cosy thanks to the Sherpa fleece. Can be used as protection for car seats and furniture or as bedding whilst on your travels
        Barbour Dog Blanket

         Sophie Allport

        Sophie Allport Pet Mattress  
        Comfortable, practical and stylish, your dog will love snoozing on this beautiful pet mattress from Sophie Allport, With a removable, hard wearing cotton outer this mattress will look gorgeous in your home for years to come.  Sophie Allport Pheasant Pet Mattress
        Sophie Allport Pet Bed
        A super cosy bed for your dog to curl up in, in hardwearing cotton fabric. Available in a variety of prints, there’s sure to be one to match your décor.
          Sophie Allport fab Labs Pet Bed
          Sophie Allport Rope Toy
          Keep your dog happy, alert and energetic whilst on your travels with this beautiful Pheasant rope dog toy. It has a hidden squeaker, perfect for keeping him/her entertained for hours Sophie Allport Pheasant Rope Toy
          Sophie Allport Dog Lead
          Look stylish with this bold, two-tone colour pattern rope dog lead from Sophie Allport Sophie Allport Red Rope Lead
          Sophie Allport Dog Collar
          Your pooch will love this forest green rope collar, with leather attachments and a secure brass buckle fastening Sophie Allport Forest Green Rope Collar


          Scruffs Expedition Orthopaedic Pillow Bed  
          Treat your best friend to the ultimate in comfort and luxury, this crumb memory foam bed features a water resistant fabric with Silver treatment which reduces the presence of bacteria by 99.9% within 24hrs Scruffs Expedition Orthopaedic Pet Bed
          Scruffs Windsor Box Dog Bed
          The rich tweed outer sidewall, combined with contrasting chenille lining of this bed will coordinate perfectly with most home interiors. And your pup will love it too! Scruffs Windsor Box Bed
          Scruffs Noodle Dry Mat
          Perfect for in the car or around the home, this mat is extremely absorbent and easily soaks up excess moisture, enabling your dogs' coat to dry quickly after a wet and muddy walk. Scruffs Noodle Dry Mat
          Scruffs Noodle Drying Mitt
          Two functions for the price of one, this drying mitt doubles a grooming accessory, ideal for giving your pooch the perfect pampering session Scruffs Noodle Drying Mitt