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Sanderson Barkade: An Event for Pooches, Pups and Doggy Lovers

Sanderson Barkade: An Event for Pooches, Pups and Doggy Lovers
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Sanderson Barkade: An Event for Pooches, Pups and Doggy Lovers

25 May 2021

The team at Sanderson Arcade are presenting a brand-new event next weekend, Sanderson Barkade: an event for pooches, pups and doggy lovers will be take place Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June. 

The paw-some event will have a pop-up doggy market on Saturday for all your puppy dog needs with plenty of local pup traders selling everything from dog accessories to pup portraits plus Sanderson’s Department Store will have their very own ‘Betty’s Boutique pop up’ selling the very best in dog wear and trendy accessories. 

On Sunday from 10am there will be talks and demos from dog experts, trainers and groomers and from 12pm the Barkade competitions will commence, presented by Matt Bailey and judged by Pets at Home Morpeth.

Competition categories include: 

Owner Most Like Their Dog 

Golden Oldie

Best Puppy 

Fancy Dress 

The Pup Skill Triathlon (Waggiest Tail, Quickest Sit & Pawshake) 

Best Rescue 

 Applications forms are now open for all categories. From each category a 1st, 2nd and 3rd pooch will be chosen with a special prize for the top dog and rosettes for top three pups.  

Winners in each category will win a goodie bag filled with doggy treats worth up to £50. The event will even have winners’ podiums so you can grab a photo of your competing pooch! 

Judges will also select Best in Show for each category and an overall winner for best in show who will win a hamper of goodies worth over £100.

Sanderson Arcade Centre Manager, Lottie Thompson said: “We are really excited to host the first ever Sanderson Barkade next weekend, with lots of fun activities planned for you and your furry friends to enjoy!

“We are delighted to see the return of our annual events diary, with some fabulous events and activities planned for the rest of 2021. The safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority and all events will have safety procedures in place to ensure everyone can enjoy the day at ease”. 

If you would like to enter your pooch in any of the categories:  
Click Here To Enter Barkade Competition

Or head to

Please note if you enter into any categories, you must be available to attend on Sunday 6th June, pet and owner. 

Please also note Sanderson Arcade will have various watering areas throughout the Arcade to ensure your dog is comfortable. Dogs attending should be well-behaved, non-aggressive and not intimidated or stressed around loud noises, groups of people or other dogs. You must always keep your dog on a lead and it is owners responsibility to care for and look after dogs throughout the event. 

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


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644