If you would like the opportunity to meet some more estrela's at a Discover Dogs stand, there are two opportunities at two different locations at two different times of year.
In March you have the A to Z (which does cover most) of the UK Registered Breeds, held at the NEC every year, this is the worlds biggest dog show called Crufts. It can be a fantastic day out for you to meet a wide variety of dogs, especially if you are hunting for your next breed, whether it be an Estrela or not is up to you.
The Crufts show is spread over four full days (Thursday to Sunday), and it has all types of dog events going on, such as Conformation Showing, Agility, Flyball, Good Citizen Dog Schemes and many more things going on! Previous Crufts Results can be found here.
The EMDA aim to have the discover dogs booth for Estrela's manned at all times (with the exception of the run up period before and during judging). There should be at minumum of one Estrela (there is often more) from 9am until 4pm each day.
In October, Discover dogs then moves down to ExCel London where there is a 'kids zone', 'puppy stress buster clinic', there's the Young Kennel Club ring where you get to watch Agility and Flyball and other events going on around the show aswell as ofcourse the A to Z Uk Breeds at Discover Dogs.
Again, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face and discuss the breed. Link here.
If you need any more information on visiting some Estrela's at Discover Dogs, then please contact a committee member.
Would you like to take part in manning the Discover Dog Stand?
If so, you may need an Estrela or basic knowledge of the breed, and to be a member of the Estrela Mountain Dog Association to take part.
We try to keep time slots on the Discover Dog stand to half a day each (depending on the number of dogs you have, you may be allotted a whole day), this gives everyone the chance to take part, but most importantly, to give your dog the break from the stand they need. It can be a very long, but rewarding day.
We try to match everyone up with their desired time slot however this cannot be guaranteed.
If you would like more information, please contact a committee member.
We advise you show your interest before 10th January for the Crufts DD in March and before 1st August for ExCel London Discover Dogs in October.