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    • 11am-4pm | July 14, 2019
    • Hampstead Heath, Cricket Pitch

    Paws at the ready for the funnest dog show of them all!

    We are excited to bring Hounds on the Heath back to Hampstead Heath Cricket Pitch this summer on Sunday 14th July 2019.

    Hounds on the Heath will bring together an exciting mix of traders, activities and entertainment for both two-legged and four-legged visitors. This year’s free event will be bigger and better than ever, with a variety of stalls plus veggie and vegan street food. Can your dog resist the treats of Temptation Alley or make it through a clear round on the Agility Course? Has your dog got the Waggiest Tail or are they the Most Gorgeous Girl/Best Looking Boy? There can only be one BEST IN SHOW!

    Want to know more? Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

    Dog Show Categories

    11am - Golden Oldie (8+years)
    11:30am - Sweetest Staffie
    12pm - Most Gorgeous Girl
    1pm - Best Looking Boy
    2pm - Waggiest Tail
    2:30pm - Best Rescue
    3pm - Best in Show


    Price: £4 per dog per category

    Dog Show London Hampstead Heath

    With thanks to our sponsors

    Headline sponsor

    Scrumbles pet food
    Paws for Thought dog groomers Radlett
    Edgard Cooper Dog and Cat food pet food

    Dog show sponsors

    Butternut box dog food delivered freshHampstead dog sitters Hampstead Hounds

     Online registrations for the dog show are now closed.

    You will still be able to sign your dog up on the day. The Dog Show registration desk will be open from 10am.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where / when is the event?

    Hounds on the Heath will take place on the Cricket Pitch (next to Parliament Hill and the Bandstand) on Hampstead Heath, on Sunday 14 July 2019.

    The event will be open from 11am – 4pm. Registration for the dog show will be open from 10am, although we recommend pre-registering your dog using the form above prior to the event.

    How do I get there?

    The nearest tube stations are Tufnell Park (20 min walk), Kentish Town (22 min walk), and Hampstead (28 min walk). The nearest train stations are Gospel Oak Overground (8 min walk) and Hampstead Heath Overground (13 min walk). Bus numbers 88, 214 and C11 also stop nearby.

    Is there any parking?

    Hampstead Heath has four car parks surrounding the perimeter of the park. Charges will be applicable.

    Is the event accessible for disabled people?

    Yes. Disabled parking is available at all Hampstead Heath car parks. Accessible toilets are located at the nearby Parliament Hill staff yard, and the Athletics Track. People with limited mobility can also request access to a free electric buggy scheme, with prior booking. Please call Disability In Camden on 020 7485 5757 for more information.

    Do I have to buy a ticket or can I turn up on the day?

    The event is free for all attendees, and you do not have to book or buy a ticket in advance. If you would like to enter your dog in our Dog Show, we advise that you sign up through the form on our website prior to arriving to avoid the long queues; however, you will be able to sign up with one of our volunteers on the day if you don’t get the chance to before. The price for entering the dog show is £4 per dog per category, whichever way you register.

    Is there an ATM on site / can I buy food, drink and merchandise with card or cash?

    There are no ATM machines on Hampstead Heath itself, however the surrounding area of Hampstead and Camden have plenty to choose from. We will be able to accept card at some of our stalls, so we recommend bringing cash as a back-up. We cannot guarantee that third party traders will be able to accept card.

    Are there toilets on site?

    Yes. Nearby toilets can be found at Parliament Hill, in the Café or next to the Athletics Track. Accessible toilets are located at the nearby Parliament Hill staff yard, and at the Athletics Track.

    How much does it cost to enter the dog show?

    It costs £4 per dog per category to enter the Dog Show. The categories are: • Golden Oldie (dogs of 8+yrs old) • Sweetest Staffie • Most Gorgeous Girl • Best Looking Boy • Waggiest Tail • Best Rescue • Best In Show

    What time is the dog show and how long will it last?

    Registration opens 10am. The individual categories will be judged as follows: • Golden Oldie (8 years+) 11am • Sweetest Staffie 11:30am • Most Gorgeous Girl 12pm • Best Looking Boy 1pm • Waggiest Tail 2pm • Best Rescue 2:30pm • Best In Show 3pm

    What entertainment will there be?

    The event will be jam packed with a celebrity judged Dog Show, “Temptation Alley”, a canine agility course, a variety of stalls for two and four legged guests and delicious vegetarian and vegan food and drink!

    Will you be serving food and drink (for humans and dogs?)

    Yes. There will be a selection of delicious vegetarian and vegan snacks and drinks available to purchase. We will also have free water bowls for dogs, and dog food and treats available to purchase from our stalls.

    Why are you only serving vegetarian and vegan food?

    Mayhew is aware that a proportion of our supporters will have strong opinions about animal welfare issues and ethics, including the consumption of animal products or the agricultural practices surrounding the production of meat and or dairy products. This means that a number of our supporters will follow vegetarian or vegan diets. Out of respect for their beliefs and in the interests of inclusion, Mayhew has a policy of only using vegetarian and vegan catering at our events.

    Will you be taking photos/videos at the event? Where will this be used/shared?

    We will be filming and taking photos during the event. These may be used on our social media channels, website, promotional and print materials, as well as in local press and media outlets. If you would prefer not to be in any photos, please let a Mayhew volunteer know and we will endeavour to ensure you are not in shot.

    Can I attend without a dog?

    Yes of course! Dog lovers of all ages are welcome!

    Are there any rules on what breed of dogs/how many dogs I can bring?

    All dog breeds are welcome! However, we recommend no more than 3 dogs per person.

    Can I bring any other animals?

    No. Hounds on the Heath is only for dogs and humans.

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