WOOFSTOCK A Festival for Dogs, heads east to Woodbine Park.  Its new location is one of the most densely dog-friendly areas in Toronto, which may have more dogs than children.  With plenty of bark, its two-days of sniffing and strutting. And for their humans, there will be must-have products to purchase for their best friends. Lots to see and do, you could enter your dog in various events and the two of you could win fantastic prizes.

Check out the production Cirque du Canine: Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show on Saturday.

Discover Canada’s very own indigenous breeds, “The CKC Living Legends:” the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, The Newfoundland (Black and Landseer) The Labrador Retriever and the rare Canadian Eskimo Dog by Canadian Kennel Club.

There’s the Stupid Dog Trick Contest: living proof that dogs can be trained to do anything, from play basketball to perform Shakespeare to howl on cue.

All they want is world peace, a chance to flash their teeth and be perky, and the occasional treat. It’s the Ms and Mr. Canine Canada Pageant, a competition of doggie esthetics that will see Fifi and Fido judged on their assets for two-days, leading to Sunday’s crowning of the two top dogs.

Its time to play Mr. Dress-up, in the Best Costume Contest, a perfect opportunity to deck your dog from your tickle trunk.

And comics bark here. Richard Ryder will be on hand to lead the pack on Saturday and Sunday as the host of the contests. Saturday’s judges are Martha E Chaves, Dave Keystone and Gwynne Phillips. Sunday’s judges are Jen Grant, Ian Sirota and Jen Sakato.Go ahead, scratch them under their chins, they won’t bite.

Attention all fashionistas, the canine fashion show will make you sit up and beg for more. It’s a compendium of the latest in canine-wear – from the frou-frou to the functional.

For full details of the jam packed event schedule, please visit: www.woofstock.ca