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Owning a dog is awesome and there’s no better place to see how dogs can make your life so much better than at Dogs NSW’s ‘Dogs on Show’ on Saturday, June 17 at Orchard Hills.

Dogs NSW is the peak body in New South Wales responsible for promoting breeding, showing, trialling, obedience, and other canine-related activities and the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs across NSW.

Dogs NSW is holding its annual Open Day and extending to the public an invitation to be a part of all the fun sports and activities one can enjoy with their canine friend, along with all the advantages of owning a purebred dog.

“Dogs on Show with its FREE admission, is a fabulous day out for all dog enthusiasts and offers - especially those unsure about what type of dog would best suit their lifestyle or growing family - or simply a fun, free day out for the entire family!” said Lynette Brown, President of Dogs NSW. “The festivities provide something for everyone to enjoy.”

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

“The annual Pageant of Breeds involves dog lovers dressing up in the traditional clothing of their breed’s country of heritage. It is a fun way of celebrating the unique heritage, diversity and predictability of purebred dogs,” said Mrs Brown. 

Besides a showcase of dog product/services stands, ‘Dogs on Show’ will also have many breed clubs in attendance and a Dogs NSW Information stand to provide the public expert advice on all the Australian National Kennel Council's recognised breeds of dog.

As part of the NSW Government's Responsible Pet Ownership Education Program, Dogs NSW will also run special segments on ‘Children's Safety with Dogs’, highlighting the correct ways to approach dogs and the importance of supervision with young children.

“Dogs are an important part of the family, and it’s important for children and dogs to learn to be good companions to each other,” said Mrs Brown. 

A 'Kids Corner' will also be set up with face painting along with a fun dog-related colouring competition where the children can win some great prizes!

Please view the attached Event Schedule for the day's activities:Adobe Download

Dogs on Show is proudly sponsored by Royal Canin, as well as Animal Equilibrium, Koly's Dog Treats, TuffRock, Love 'em, Dog News Australia, Delete and Marellen Show Ribbons.

Dogs on Show is held at The Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, 44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills. There will be FREE Admission and parking on the grounds plus food and refreshments available. For more information please contact DOGS NSW on (02) 9834 3022 or visit www.dogsnsw.org.au

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