Visitors to Dogs & Fun can look forward to a spectacular program: The focus will be on the exciting pedigree dog competitions, where dogs from over 240 different breeds will vie for places on the winners' podium.

Variety is also offered by the supporting and show program: In addition to the fast-paced Frisbee show, there are, among other things, the qualifying runs for the Agility World Championship, four-legged TV stars or the helpers on four paws. Another sporting highlight is the German Dog Dancing Championship.

Trade show app: All schedules, exhibitors and plans

In our new web app you will find all relevant information about the trade show. Simply go to the link and get started. No download is required. And there's free WiFi at Messe Dortmund.

Purebred dog competitions

Among the highlights of the fair are the major pedigree dog competitions of the Bundessieger & Int. Exhibition. Dogs from over 240 breeds are expected in total.

Information stands

In Hall 5 you will find the information stands of breeders and clubs. Learn all about the breeds of dogs. They differ in size, appearance and especially their special character and temperament.

Show program

The all-day show program is also worth seeing. Starting with the rapid qualifying runs for the Agility World Championship, the spectacular KONG Frisbee show, and much more.

Which breed suits me?

Are you looking for the dog that best fits your life? Then you've come to the right place at Dogs & Fun in Hall 6 - here the various dog breeds are presented on an action stage.

Dog trainer advice

If you want to get active with your dog, our clubs offer all known and modern sports from agility to rally obedience and will be happy to advise you at the information booths in Hall 5. In addition, you can get active yourself with your dog.

Dog sports

In the action area in Hall 5, visitors can try out various sports under the guidance of dog trainers. These also advise on the various sports from agility to dog dancing to the new trend sport Hoopers.

Mixed breed competition

You are convinced that your mongrel is the most beautiful? Then you should enter him in the mixed breed competition.

Health check

At the stands of our Premium Partners in Hall 4, you can have a free dental check (Royal Canin) and health check (animonda) performed for your dog by experienced veterinarians.

Dog Diving

A dog jumps into the water - this simple principle is the basis for dog diving. Required for the practice of the sport is a ramp and, of course, a pool of water. Also, a dog that is ready to jump into the cool water.

Helpers on four paws

The right way to deal with dogs has to be learned: What is the best way to approach a dog? How do you touch it? To ensure that children who grow up without a dog of their own are not afraid of dogs and have the opportunity to learn how to handle them correctly, the human-dog teams of the "Helpers on Four Paws" visit kindergartens, schools and events.


On Saturday, the DOGLIVE multi-talent will be sought in Dortmund. In a 3-4 minute performance in front of an expert jury, two- and four-legged friends have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills. The possibilities are very diverse: Whether DogDance, Dogcomedy, TrickDogging or other elements - a human-dog team is looked for, which knows how to inspire.