Visitor information

The choice is huge: there are more than 240 breeds of dogs, some with very different characteristics. They differ in size, appearance and especially by their special character and temperament.

Visitor information

From 27-29 May 2022, Messe Dortmund will be transformed into a huge dog and cat paradise.

Breed presentations, a large show program, numerous join-in activities and sales booths with all products around dogs and cats at low trade fair prices provide fun and variety.

Service providers, specialized media, dealers and breeders around dogs and cats present themselves with their products, information and animal demonstrations.

As a family-friendly public fair with experience character the dog & cat in Dortmund invites to stroll and inform.

The fair is open daily from 10:00-18:00. Tickets are available in our ticket store.

Trade show app: All schedules, exhibitors and plans

In our new web app you will find all relevant information about the show. Where can I find the Labrador Retrievers? When does the Frisbee show start? Where can I find high-quality dog leashes?

Just go to the link and get started. No download is necessary. And there is free WiFi at the Messe Dortmund.

Free wifi

We are pleased to offer you access to the City of Dortmund's city WiFi, which is operated by the telecommunications provider DOKOM21. It goes without saying that WiFi use is completely free of charge for visitors, exhibitors, event organizers and anyone else on the exhibition grounds.

Accessing the WiFi takes just a few steps:

  • Switch on the WiFi on the terminal device
  • Connect to the WiFi network "Hotspot Westfalenhallen
  • The Westfalenhallen Dortmund login screen opens up
  • Alternatively: Open browser (Safari, Firefox etc.)
  • Call up any unencrypted page (e.g.
  • You get to the login mask
  • Click on the "Free access" button
  • Accept terms and conditions and terms of use (check the box) and click on the "Log in" button.
  • Done.

Hygiene concept

You can find the current measures for our hygiene concept here.

The Hund & Katz

Visitors to Hund & Katz can look forward to a spectacular program: The focus will be on the exciting pedigree dog competitions, where dogs from over 240 different breeds will vie for places on the winners' podium.

Variety is also offered by the supporting and show program: In addition to the fast-paced Frisbee show, there are, among other things, the qualifying runs for the Agility World Championship, four-legged TV stars or the helpers on four paws. Another sporting highlight is the German Dog Dancing Championship.

Exhibitors & Products

Two halls invite you to store at Hund & Katz. In addition to proven products at low trade fair prices, the fair also offers plenty of space for innovations. Those who store here know the latest trends for their four-legged friends.

Halls 4 & 5 are the central sales halls for dog and cat articles.