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Dogs NSW extend an invitation to the public to attend their public open day, 'Dogs on Show' to witness all the fun sports and activities you can enjoy with your canine friend, plus the advantages of owning a purebred dog. 

The event will showcase a Championship Dog Show plus demonstrations in Agility, Obedience, Dances with Dogs, Junior Handling, Retrieving, Sledding and Drafting. There will also be Jack Russell Terrier racing, Herding and Earthdog trials, plus a colourful Pageant of Breeds.

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If there’s one place where you’ll find Australia’s finest purebred pedigree dogs, well-behaved and primed to perfection, it’s the PURINA PRO PLAN Sydney Royal Dog Show held 6 to19 April at Sydney Olympic Park!

Sponsored by PURINA PRO PLAN, the Sydney Royal Dog Show is supported by Dogs NSW, the controlling body of pure bred dog breeding and exhibiting in NSW, and is the biggest and most prestigious canine competition in the country. The event is a popular part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the largest event in the Southern Hemisphere organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.BIS 2739x1826 1454678

"This year, the PURINA PRO PLAN Sydney Royal Dog Show is expected to attract thousands of entries across Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Junior Handling and Sweepstakes classes during the 14 days of competition, all vying to be crowned best in their breed and discipline," said Brian Crump, Dogs NSW spokesperson.

“The PURINA PRO PLAN Sydney Royal Dog Show showcases excellence in the dog world, setting the competitive benchmark for canine competitions nationally,” said Mr Crump. “The show also recognises the important role of Australian National Kennel Council-registered breeders in developing quality, sound, healthy puppies for Australian families, and promotes public understanding of the place of domestic animals in our community.”

3 dog headsAnimal  Control  Officers, Council Rangers, Veterinary Nurses and indeed anyone interested in improving their ability identifying individual breeds of dogs, are invited to attend Dogs NSW two day nationally accredited workshops.

There are over 200 recognised breeds currently in Australia and a multitude of cross breeds, therefore identification can be difficult and at times impossible.

Dogs NSW is a strong supporter of the NSW Government changes to the Companion Animals Act. We believe in responsible dog ownership and we recognise that proper breed identification is an essential part of the current legislation.

We have developed the two day training program to assist councils in improving breed identification, particularly as state legislation requires that council staff identify those dogs that are on the restricted breeds list as well as crosses from restricted breeds. Also councils are required to identify dogs specifically used or kept for hunting purposes, as opposed to being a family pet.

 

best show ribbon 20555587Australia’s National Royal Shows to be held 2017.

The Royal Dog Shows across Australia aims to find the champions of the canine world. During these competitions hundreds sometimes even thousands of dogs will compete in Conformation, Obedience, Agility and Sweepstake Competitions.

As well as a showcase for excellence, the Royal Dog Shows promotes public understanding of the place of domestic animals in the Australian community.