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Sanderson Barkade is Back!

Sanderson Barkade is Back!
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Sanderson Barkade is Back!

7 June 2022


Following last year's success, Sanderson Arcade’s dog celebration, Sanderson Barkade will return this June on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th for a two-day extravaganza.

Saturday and Sunday will see the return of the pooch market with local dog traders in Sanderson Arcade including Sandersons Department Store Betty’s Boutique. Other traders include: Jem Illustrations, Snack Pawtal, Husse and David's Dog Deli.

The events’ talks and demos will take place on Saturday 18th June from 1pm and will be held in the piazza hosted by Matt Bailey. Speakers include Brenna Blades dog groomer, Dog First Aid Company,  Nordic Dog Gun dog specialist and more. They will be covering everything from fear free grooming to giving gun dogs their mental work.

The centre will also have set up photo opportunities for your pooch and hydration stations dotted across the centre.

Lottie Thompson, Centre Manager at Sanderson Arcade, said “I cannot wait for another Sanderson Barkade, last year was my favourite event and I loved filling the Arcade with pooches and puppy lovers!”

Last year’s event welcomed hundreds of pooches to Sanderson Arcade and seen us crown Lola the West Highland Terror ‘Best in Show’. 

The Sanderson Barkade competitions return on Sunday 19th with the following categories:

             Owner Most Like Their Dog

             Golden Oldie

             Best Puppy

             Fancy Dress

             Pup Triathlon

             Best Rescue

             Best Junior Handler

Pooches, Pups and junior handlers can be entered in the competitions now via this link:

Dogs can be entered also on the day of the event. All winners (1st -2nd- 3rd) receive a rosette and all first prize winners receive a goody bag. The event will even have winners’ podiums so you can grab a photo of your competing pooch!

The Barkade competitions will be judged by Pets at Home, hosted by Matt Bailey and photographed by Rebecca Ashworth Earl.

Please note if you enter into any categories, you must be available to attend on Sunday 19th 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