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The Cabbages & Frocks Dog Day Afternoon is back on the 11th May in Marylebone, with a fantastic doggie day out that is guaranteed to be a fun-filled for all the family.

There is much to do on the day, starting at 11am with ‘Doga’ – a yoga class for dogs and their owners, run by Mahny Djahanguiri and Robbie, her seven-year-old Maltese Terrier. All dogs large or small are welcome to the free session, just make sure you wear suitable clothing and don’t forget to bring your yoga mat and a sense of humour!

At 12 and 2pm, one of the highlights of the day will be the Good Boy Show headed by Dima and his dancing partners. Dima has appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and ITV’s The Secret life of Dogs. While watching one of the displays, enjoy delicious refreshments including fresh vegan salads, Argentinian steak sandwiches by El Faryon, and various sweet treats including cheesecake – ideal with a cappuccino. 

Competitions will start from 2.30pm and will be judged by Rob Alleyne of Dog Owners club and seen on BBC3 “Dog Borstal”, and Mahny Djahanguiri from Dogamahny. The running order is as stated below, each lasting approximately 10 minuets:

  • “A bit of ruff” for mixed breeds
  • Waggyiest tail
  • The Prettiest Bitch
  • Most Handsome Male
  • Miniatures & toy breeds
  • New kid on the block – Best puppy
  • Oldies but goodies
  • Best in show

There’s plenty of opportunity to spoil your faithful friends at the Cabbages & Frocks market, luxury dog beds from Ivy and Duke will be available, along with unique brands like Yoko – selling organic dog treats with healthy recipe’s including Dandelion infused liver and carrot and turmeric. Reg & Bob will have their full range of collars and leads in bold colours ideal for showing off in the park. 

The market will also feature things for humans including homewear, contemporary fashion, designer jewellery, accessories and vintage finds like handmade cake stands and English vintage crockery by A Piece of History Vintage. Look out for some high end labels. 

Explore dog charities Paws2Rescue – who rehome dogs from the UK, Romania and across the world in desperate need of help, and Rushton Dog – saving dogs from the dog meat trade in China. Visit both stalls and support their worthwhile causes.

This is definitely a day not to be missed, you may go home with prizes, rosettes and purchases for you and your pet. For more information visit www.cabbagesandfrocks.co.uk.

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