Photo credit Dog Lovers ShowAre you thinking of getting a puppy but not sure which breed is right for your home and lifestyle, and where to get your dog from?

To sort through fact from fiction, look no further than the Dogs NSW ‘Ask the Breeders’ talks at the Sydney Dog Lovers Show on August 5 and 6! See attached schedule of talks: Adobe Download

New South Wales is home to a large variety of purebred dogs and more than 300 breed and kennel clubs affiliated with Dogs NSW, the peak body in NSW responsible for promoting breeding, showing, trialling, obedience and other canine-related activities and the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs across the state.

Dogs NSW is a member of the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC), the national body for responsible and ethical breeders in Australia.

“What make purebred dogs unique are their purpose and predictability as to size, characteristics, temperament and appearance. This makes them the ideal family pets and wonderful working dogs that bring both assistance and comfort to mankind,” said Lynette Brown, President of Dogs NSW.

“Ethical breeders of purebred dogs are invested in the heritage of the breeds and dedicated to producing the next generation of healthy and sound canine citizens.”

Whilst the Internet offers a minefield of breed information, it can unfortunately be inaccurate and lead puppy buyers to unscrupulous breeders.

“When considering a purebred dog, it is possible to narrow down the choices to those with attributes which most clearly fit into one’s personal lifestyle and interests,” she said.

At the Dog Lovers Show, the Breed Showcase - presented by DOGS NSW Breed Clubs - will have a variety of breeds on show for visitors to see, compare and cuddle. Dog lovers will also get to meet with Dogs NSW Breed Club representatives during the Dogs NSW 'Ask the Breeders' talks and learn about the benefits of purebred dogs, their characteristics and temperament, how breeders health test their dogs and how to choose a responsible breeder. Ask the breeder logo web

The public will then be able to ask their own questions of each breeder and receive information on all the featured breeds.

“Dogs NSW breed clubs are one of the best sources for anyone new to the breed, seeking trusted information and reliable advice, which is needed to make informed decisions about selecting the right dog or puppy for their home and lifestyle,” said Mrs Brown.

Dogs NSW also offers owners of registered purebreds (and cross breeds) a variety of activities and events to participate in and socialise with others of similar interests.

ANKC-registered breeders who abide by the Council’s breeding codes and guidelines carefully consider health issues, temperament and genetic screening, as well as individual care and placement of puppies in proper homes.

For more information about Dogs NSW, please phone (02) 9834 3022 or visit

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• DATES: Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 August 2017

• OPENING TIMES: 9:30am - 5pm daily

• LOCATION: Royal Hall of Industries and The Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park

• TICKETS: Up to a 20% discount available for tickets purchased in advance via the website

For further info or to book tickets, visit

About Dogs NSW

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. The association promotes responsible dog breeding, showing, obedience, agility, working and sporting dog trials and other canine-related activities, as well as the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs by individuals in NSW.

Dogs NSW has over 10,000 members, with over 300 affiliated breed and kennel clubs throughout NSW. More than 50 of these affiliated clubs conduct dog training classes as a community service in local government areas, normally on a weekly basis.

Dogs NSW is a member body of the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC).

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Caroline Zambrano, Pet Journo 

Image of British Bulldog puppy supplied by Dog Lovers Show