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Joy for pups, pooches and dog lovers as Sanderson Barkade returns

3 June 2024

Sanderson Barkade will be returning in June for a two-day pooch spectacular.

Pups, pooches and dog lovers are invited along to the event, which will be held at Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16.

Pooches of all shapes and sizes are welcome to attend the Crufts-style extravaganza, which will include an agility course, doggy treats and puppuccinos.  

Lottie Thompson, Centre Manager at Sanderson Arcade, said “This is one of my favourite events of the year to host – and I love meeting all the lovely doggies and their owners!

“Please come along with your pets to support this fantastic and fun event.”

The Saturday will also see the return of Morpeth Street Food Market in the Market Place between 11am and 4pm with popular traders including Dou_h & Co, Fat Hippo, Little Twins Bakery, Gourmet Burgen van and Caps Off all serving up their culinary delights to visitors.

The market is completely dog friendly, and presents the perfect place to grab something to eat and socialise with other dog owners. 

The hotly anticipated Barkade competitions will return on the Sunday between 11am and 3pm, which has been kindly sponsored by Pets at Home Morpeth, who have supported the event since it started in 2021.

The following categories will be available for dog owners to enter their furry friends:- Golden Oldie, Best Recue, Junior Handler, Best Puppy, Fancy Dress and Happiest Dog.

And to further add to the fun, this year’s fancy dress category has a theme of TV and film.

Judges will also announce an overall winner for ‘Best in Show’, who will win a hamper of goodies worth over £100.

The Sanderson Barkade competitions will be hosted as always by BBC Newcastle’s Matt Bailey.

Barkade competitions will be judged by Pets at Home and, Max William Robertson, aged 10, who won last year’s ‘Best in Show’ competition with his golden oldie, Milly the golden Labrador.

Pooches, Pups and junior handlers can be entered in the competitions now via this link: Dogs can also be entered on the day of the event.

All winners placed will receive a rosette and a chance for a podium photo, while all first prize winners will receive a goody bag packed with over £50 worth of toys and treats kindly gifted from Pets at Home in Morpeth.

Pet owners and pets entering must be available to attend on the Sunday.

The centre will have various watering areas throughout the Arcade to ensure dogs are comfortable, however the team would like to remind pet owners that dogs should be well-behaved, non-aggressive and not intimidated or stressed around loud noises, groups of people or other dogs.

Dogs must be kept on a lead and it is the owners responsibility to care for and look after dogs throughout the event.

For more information on the event and other activities and markets at Sanderson Arcade head to


Picture shows youngsters and one of their furry friends at a previous year's event.  

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

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