For the love of dogs! Don’t miss the ultimate dog event this Spring

Goodwoof | Press Article 17/04/24

  • The top 10 things to see and do at Goodwoof this Spring as the event returns for its second year at the Goodwood Estate. 
  • Goodwoof will take place Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May. 
  • All activities are included within the price of your ticket.

Back with a bark following the inaugural event in 2022, Goodwoof offers a superb day out for every dog-lover. With world-class competitions, trials, demonstrations and workshops, there is something for everyone – including four-legged friends! 

Barkitecture presented by Mastercard 
One of a kind architecture for furry friends! At the heart of Goodwoof, Barkitecture showcases the most exquisite array of kennels designed by some of the world's most admired architects. Kevin McCloud, MBE, who spearheaded the project in 2022 with The Duke of Richmond, invited architects from around the world to compete for the ‘Single Kennel Design Award’ with all proceeds going to the event's official charity Pets As Therapy. 

The Studio presented by Randox Health 
A place for relaxation for both hound and human. With a packed timetable of classes and talks from DOGA (dog yoga), reiki, dog massage and sound bathing sessions, there’s something for every calm pup! This serene area will allow guests to escape from the hustle and bustle of the event as our experts join us for the series of sessions over the weekend. 

Field and Trail presented by Bentley: what they do best! 
The Field and Trail area will prove to be a popular spot again this year, showcasing top canine performers as champion gundogs and sheepdogs show off their superlative skills. New for this year, the area will provide an off-lead paddock where dogs can play and run for free. 

Coming back bigger than ever before, the Have-a-go area provides the opportunity to teach an old dog new tricks! Experts in activities such as flyball, disc dog and heelwork to music will be on hand to instil the basics of each discipline so owners can carry on the fun at home. 

Action Sports - spring into action
Hosting fast-paced demonstrations of high-octane canine sports, the Action Sports Arena will see adrenaline-packed activities across the disciplines and give dog owners the opportunity to join in, as the arena transforms into a dancefloor for the new dog disco.

Literary Corner: celebrating our canine companions 
Joined by Hugh Bonneville in 2022, the Literary Corner offers a wonderfully soothing area with a host of talks and demonstrations from well-known faces. The line-up of writers - known for their love of dogs - whether creators of fictional favourites or experts in their field offering tips and tricks, will be hosting readings across the weekend. 

Wellness Centre presented by MARS Petcare
The Wellness Centre offers a  full programme of talks presented by MARS experts. Owners have the opportunity to speak to vets, canine nutritionists, behaviourists and canine body language experts. 

Fido’s Lido presented by Leaps and Bounds 
A splashing good time for all canines! Located in the Field and Trail area this year will be the Fido Lido presented by Leaps and Bounds. The Lido offers sweet relief for hot dogs who have been taking part in the activities around the event (and for those who just want a dip in the giant pool!) 

Chien Charmant: A concours d’elegance for the dog world
Goodwoof’s Chien Charmant  is all about the unique bond between dog and owner. The concours d’elegance for the dog world, the competition celebrates that special charisma that certain dogs and their owners exude. The competition will take place across the weekend and will be judged by a selection of famous faces. 

Fastest Dog: blink and you’ll miss them! 
Owners will have the opportunity to enter their four-legged racing stars in the Fastest Dog 50-metre dash. A live leaderboard will be on display to encourage the most competitive dogs to participate. Proven to be a firm favourite at the 2022 event,  the race will now introduce additional lanes to allow more dogs to compete. 


Notes to Editors: 


Goodwoof, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2023. 



Tickets for Goodwoof start from £30 when purchased within our new early bird window before 21 April and can be purchased at or by calling the Ticket Office on +44 (0)1243 755055. 


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