On Sunday 12th I drove up to the NEC Birmingham with my mum to visit 2017 Crufts and all the exhibitors that were showing there! Jim from Barking Heads was kind enough to give us some free tickets and pointed us in the right direction when we got there (there are 5 huge halls and we had no idea where to start!). I spoke to lots of the companies that supply us with our most popular products and found out about all their new products! Lilys Kitchen gave me a sample of their new ‘Great British Breakfast’, which my dog is very much looking forward to trying! I also got given a sample from Forthglade of their grain free range which Haslet LOVED! So I will be buying the grain free mixed pack from now on! We also visited my favourite product of the moment- Furminator who told us about their exciting plans for new products later in the year. Dorwest Herbs, Natures Menu and Arden Grange were all really helpful and chatty, and Barking Heads & AATU had a great display (although it was almost empty and sold out by the time I got there! We also stopped to see Dorwest Herbs who showed us their lovely new product books (ask in store for your updated version- they are full of helpful hints and tips for any problems!). The helpful people at Plaque Off answered some of my questions regarding how their products work to break down plaque (which is great with my cats brown teeth)!
We had a great day watching the Young Kennel Club finals and all the different classes. The Discover Dogs section is fantastic for prospective owners to find a breed that suits them, meet the breed and breeders, and even find a puppy. I would definitely recommend it for anyone with a dog or interested in getting one to go and have a good look around, get some ideas and help with any problems you are having, or even just for a chat with other dog lovers! You can see our pictures from the day on our Instagram at @finnfurofficial