A sneak peek at this year's Barkitecture competitors!

Goodwoof | Press Article 17/04/24

  • First look at the latest kennels confirmed for Godowoof's Barkitecture competiton presented by Masteracrd.
  • Goodwoof takes place Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. Tickets can be purcahsed at 

With everything from Conran and Partners with 'Bowohaus' to Hopkins Architects with 'The Hound Lodge Chair', there's an amazing kennel for every hound and their human! 

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘A Companion Piece – Dogs at Work,’ and Goodwoof has invited the crème de la crème of the design industry to showcase their skills. 'Dogs at Work' asks entrants to consider the important role dogs play in our lives and how much they contribute to our wellbeing, whilst re-examining the spaces we create for them in our homes and workplaces.

Competing for the ‘Kennel Design Award’, registered architects and design practices have been able to choose between creating either a single or a double occupancy kennel for dogs at work, with a budget of £250. Each kennel will then be auctioned on the Sunday of the event by Bonhams, Goodwood’s official auction partner, raising funds for Goodwoof’s official charity partner, Pets As Therapy.


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Goodwoof presented by MARS Petcare, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2023.

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About Goodwoof presented by MARS Petcare
Goodwoof presented by MARS Petcare is a celebration of all that we love about dogs on the Goodwood Estate. It takes place in the fields around the James Wyatt designed dog kennels, which is now the social home of our   sporting membership on May 20 and 21 2023. The event offers a wide range of activities and demonstrations designed to delight, entertain and inform. Dog owners and their families and friends can encourage their own dog to have a go, browse our carefully hand-picked retailers, enjoy a dip in Fido’s Lido, sit back with a glass of Taittinger champagne, relax in The Studio presented by Randox with a spot of soundbathing, reiki or dog yoga, or marvel at the clever kennels designed by architects from around the world in the Mastercard presented competition, Barkitecture.

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About MARS Petcare
MARS Petcare is a diverse and growing business with 75,000 Associates across 50+ countries dedicated to one purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. With 75 years of experience, our portfolio of almost 50 brands serves the health and nutrition needs of the world’s pets – including brands PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, ROYAL CANIN®, NUTRO™, GREENIES™, SHEBA® and CESAR® as well as The WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition which has advanced research in the nutrition and health of pets for over 50 years. MARS Petcare is also a leading veterinary health provider through a network of over 2,000 pet hospitals including BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, PET PARTNERS™, VCA™ and Linnaeus. We’re also active in innovation and technology for pets, with WISDOM PANEL™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs, the WHISTLE™ GPS dog tracker, and LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and COMPANION FUND™ programs that drive innovation and disruption in the pet care industry. As a family business and guided by our principles, we are privileged with the flexibility to fight for what we believe in – and we choose to fight for: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.