At Škoda, we love dogs and we know that choosing the right car for your dog is as important as choosing the right car for your family. That is why we have partnered with key dog charities and organisations to support their invaluable work and promote important safety tips for travelling with dogs in cars.

Škoda is the official automotive partner of Crufts 2024

We are proud to have officially partnered with Crufts again for 2024. Come and visit us at our stand this year! We are giving all visitors the chance to see our latest, dog-friendly Škoda cars, which will be fully equipped with accessories to guarantee a safer and more comfortable journey for you and your dog.

Dogs for Good partnership

We have partnered up with Dogs for Good, an amazing charity that brings people and dogs together to help make life possible for people with a range of disabilities.

Dogs for Good staff are always out and about, from driving dogs to training sessions, taking them home to their volunteer families, visiting puppies in their volunteer homes or taking Community Dogs to support sessions for disabled people. So, we have donated two Škoda Kamiqs to support and expand their vital work.

To learn more about the incredible work Dogs for Good do, and how you can help, visit their website or social channels.

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How to travel with dogs in cars

At Škoda, we want to make sure that you travel safely and comfortably with your dog in the car.

To help, Škoda has a wide range of dog accessories for pooches of every size including dog car harnesses, dog guards and even a rear seat dog hammock.

Check out our Happy Hounds Spotify playlist

by Anna Webb and Škoda

Many dogs struggle with travelling in the car and get stressed in and around automobiles. To celebrate its sponsorship of Crufts 2023, Škoda is working with canine behavioural expert Anna Webb to help relieve this stress by creating a Spotify playlist, named Happy Hounds, specifically curated to soothe anxious dogs on car journeys.

The music on this playlist will be scientifically proven to relieve a dog’s anxiety in the car, thanks to its slow BPM (beats per minute), calming tones and repetition. It will be supported by science and Anna’s expertise after 20 years in the business.

Škoda has a history with dogs

Over the years we’ve won a number of awards for our dog-friendly models such as the Škoda Superb Estate and Škoda Octavia Estate, which offer the kind of comfort and space our favourite furry friends all enjoy on a journey, no matter how long or short.

At Škoda we also think a lot about how we can help our working four legged friends, and are a firm favourite with the emergency services, providing bespoke Škoda models such as the Škoda Kodiaq and Škoda Karoq – which all provide the pawfect environment for hard working dogs.

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More about Škoda’s dog partnerships

Crufts

Crufts is the largest, internationally recognised dog show held annually in the UK. Organised by the Kennel Club, the show celebrates every aspect of the role dogs play in our lives. The competition attracts over 20,000 dogs competing for the coveted title of Best in Show as well as international agility, flyball and obedience events. The visitors can also explore the trade show, which is centred around dog related goods and services and where you will also be able to meet team Škoda!

Dogs for Good

Dogs for Good is an incredible charity created to bring people and dogs together to help make life possible. The highly skilled staff spend their days training dogs to help people affected by disability, autism, dementia and other conditions and mental health challenges to live happier, healthier and more independent lives.

BorrowMyDoggy

Founded in 2012, BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with trusted local people who would love to look after their dog. They make it easy to arrange walks, playtime, overnight stays or holidays. The aim is to help dog owners when they need it, give dogs more exercise and playtime, and to allow people without a dog to spend quality time with one.