November 5th, 2017


10:00 am ~ 06:00 pm


Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi
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The Shaggy Dog Show is the biggest annual fundraising event for the KSPCA.


Every year, over 3,000 animal lovers come together to attend The Shaggy Dog Show. The show not only helps shed light on and educate on animal welfare matters in Kenya, but also raises awareness of the great work being done by KSPCA.

Over 30 vendors focusing on animal products and services come to showcase their offerings while the pet lovers stay entertained by the fun competitions that go on through out the day. It’s a great event for all ages, with something to cater for every attendee. Don’t miss this year’s show.

  • The program will be published here, soon!


  • Happiest Dog – Let’s see those tails wagging
  • The Best Groomed Dog – We’re looking for a dog that is well groomed
  • The Best Family of Dogs – The more the merrier but can you handle the pack?
  • Musical Sit – When music stops the dogs must sit
  • Fancy Dress – where you AND your dog dress up, let your imagination fly
  • Veteran – Those who have been around for 7 years or more
  • Best KSPCA Rescue – some fantastic happy-ending stories
  • Shaggiest Dog – in nature as well as in looks


  • Entry fee for each class is 200/-
  • Entries are accepted on the day in advance of each class. Entrants are requested to gather in the collecting ring in good time.
  • Every dog entering the show ground must have been vaccinated against rabies, parvo and distemper within the past 12 months and a valid certificate showing this must be available for inspection.
  • Puppies must have completed a full course vaccination against parvo and a valid certificate must be available for inspection.
  • Dogs must be appropriately controlled at all times. Please bring a collar and a lead.
  • If you leave your dog in the car please leave the windows partially open and check the car regularly.


Will you attend the Shaggy Dog Show?

  • Definitely! (78%, 18 Votes)
  • Not sure yet. (22%, 5 Votes)
  • Nope. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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Please read these important rules and regulations first, before you purchase a ticket:



KES 500

Kids 2-12

KES 200

Tickets now available at the KSPCA office or online via Ticketsasa


Ngong Race Course, Nairobi


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter my dog in any of the activities?

Approach KSPCA staff on the day

What should I do if there is an incident at the show?

Approach KSPCA staff

What is security like at the show?

There will be professional security personnel at the show.

What are the rules for bringing my dog?

Scroll up to see the ‘Rules of Attendance’ section.

What are the terms and conditions of attending the show?

Scroll up to see the ‘Rules of Attendance’ section.

Can I attend the show even if I don’t have any animals?

Absolutely! This is a show for the whole family – with or without dogs!

What is the purpose of the show?

Every year, over 3,000 animal lovers come together to attend the Shaggy Dog Show. The show not only helps shed light on and educate on animal welfare matters in Kenya, but also raises awareness of the great work being done by KSPCA.

Is the show children friendly?

Yes – we encourage children and schools to attend.

Who should I contact to become a sponsor or vendor?

Are event tickets and raffle tickets available at the gate?


How can I buy Raffle and Event tickets in advance?

Entry and raffle tickets are available at

What should I do if puppy millers or unethical breeders approach me at the show?

Report them immediately to KSPCA staff. NO ANIMALS SHOULD BE SOLD DURING THE EVENT!

How can I recognize a puppy miller or backyard breeder?

Look for these ‘red flags’:

  • The seller has many types of purebreds or “designer” hybrid breeds being sold at less than six weeks old.
  • Breeders who are reluctant to show potential customers the entire premises on which animals are being bred and kept.
  • Breeders who don’t ask a lot of questions of potential buyers.
  • No guarantees-responsible breeders make a commitment to take back the pet at anytime during the animal’s life, no matter the reason.


Because puppy mills and backyard breeders choose profit over animal welfare, their animals typically do not receive proper veterinary care. Animals may seem healthy at first but later show issues like congenital eye and hip defects, parasites or even the deadly Parvovirus. Source:

Who are puppy millers or backyard breeders?

Animals in puppy mills are treated like cash crops

  • They are confined to squalid, overcrowded cages with minimal shelter from extreme weather and no choice but to sit and sleep in their own excrement.
  • Animals suffer from malnutrition or starvation due to inadequate or unsanitary food and water.
  • Sick or dying animals receive little or no veterinary care.
  • Adult animals are continuously bred until they can no longer produce, then destroyed or discarded.
  • Kittens and puppies are taken from their mothers at such an early age; many suffer from serious behavior problems.

Backyard breeders

Backyard breeders are also motivated by profit. Ads from these unscrupulous breeders fill the classifieds. Backyard breeders may appear to be the nice neighbor next door-in fact, even seemingly good-intentioned breeders may treat their breeding pairs as family pets. However, continuously breeding animals for years to produce litters for a profit still jeopardizes the animals’ welfare. Some backyard breeders may only breed their family dog once in a while, but they often are not knowledgeable on how to breed responsibly, such as screening for genetic defects. Responsible, proper breeding entails much more than simply putting two dogs together.

Who should I contact to make sure that I am buying a puppy from an ethical breeder?

Contact the East Africa Kennel Club:

Be an Exhibitor at the 2017 Dog Show:

Size of tent allocated: 34 by 17
Price: Ksh 20,000
1 table and 2 chairs
Included are 6 complimentary tickets (for staff only)

Please contact us:
Mobile: 0741 743 546


Interested in sponsoring? Simply drop your contact information below and we’ll get in touch with you

Contact information

Langata Road, adjacent to Hillcrest School
P.O. Box 24203-00502
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: 0733 571 125