The largest animal exhibition in the country will return to Exponor, on January 12th and 13th, 2019. The big news this year is that dogs will be allowed in the enclosure, with several activities designed for four-legged visitors.
The 13th edition of Expozoo - Animal World Exhibition, with a date set for January 12 and 13, 2019, promises many new features for lovers of the animal world. Highlighted will be a special sharing moment, in which visitors to the fair will be invited to bring their dogs, so that they too can learn about the new trends in the pet food and pet care industry.
Faithful friends will be able to enter the event in the morning, between 10 am and 00 pm, and it will be necessary to present, at the entrance of the enclosure, the vaccination bulletin and electronic identification, as well as proof of rabies vaccination valid at the date of the event. It is also mandatory to use a leash and use a hygiene kit.
A Exponor becomes a real Zoo over two days, welcoming more than 600 exotic animals, among reptiles, birds, meerkats, turtles, fish and over 400 animals of various species, breeds and origins, from farm animals to pets. In addition, the event is a real showcase of novelties in products and services for animals, with more than 85 exhibitors, specialists in food, clothing, accessories, pet grooming, animal health and welfare.
In this edition, more than 36.500 visitors are expected, who will also be able to attend various events and parallel activities, such as parades, competitions and skills competitions, in which four-legged visitors will also be able to participate.
In parallel, Exponor also hosts the 88th and 89th International Dog Show of the North, organized by Clube Português de Canicultura. About 5 dogs are planned, half a hundred of which are accompanied by international breeders, who compete among themselves in various categories according to age and gender.
From north to south, the country is becoming increasingly pet-friendly, with several places like restaurants, hotels and shopping centers allowing animals to enter, since the law was passed in May this year. According to a 2015 GFK study, it is estimated that, in Portugal, there are around 6,2 million pets. Dogs represent 36% of the total and are the favorites of the Portuguese, followed by cats (22%), birds (10%) and fish (4%).