Spring Fair logo5,000 dogs and 8 international judges to attend premier championship event.

Royal NSW Canine Council International Spring Fair to open on Saturday, September 1, by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales.

More than 5,000 purebred dogs are preparing to compete in one of New South Wales’ premier dog show events – the International Spring Fair - held at Orchard Hills from Aug 31 to Sept 3.

Running for nearly half a century, the International Spring Fair boasts three championship shows in Conformation, Best in Show for Breed Specialties and competitions in Herding, Agility, Obedience and Rally O.

The event attracts entrants from across Australia and judges from around the world, this year including South Africa, Hungary, Norway, Finland, Malaysia, Japan, Puerto Rico and New Zealand!

BIS Sunday 825 2739x1826 1202289 Small“The International Spring Fair is a very popular show for exhibitors; one of the premier events on the 2017 dog show calendar! It is the next biggest show after the Sydney Royal and is a big celebration of purebred dogs!” said Lyn Brown, President of Dogs NSW.


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

“Dogs NSW welcomes the distinguished international panel of judges and His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales, who will open the event on Saturday, September 1st,” said Ted Pickering, Chairperson of the International Spring Fair Committee.

Last year, the International Spring Fair had more than 4200 entries for Conformation, 200 in Agility for more than 600 runs, and 130 plus entries in Obedience.

This year, Dogs NSW anticipates more than 5,000 dogs to compete in the championships, said Mr Pickering.

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“The International Spring Fair not only showcases the amazing abilities of purebred dogs, but also promotes responsible breeding,” said Mrs Brown. “Ethical, Dogs NSW-registered breeders of purebred dogs are invested in the heritage of the breeds and dedicated to producing the next generation of healthy and sound canines.”

Dogs NSW members will also be honoured for their contributions to the canine community. Various special events, such as nutrition and Terrier grooming presentations, will also be held in conjunction with the Spring Fair. 

For more information, see Event Schedule.

RC Logo with registered symbolThe International Spring Fair is proudly sponsored by Royal Canin, as well Ozentries TuffRock, Love 'em, Delete and Marellen Show Ribbons. Chris Christensen, Alpha Dog Beds, Vebo Pet Supplies.


Ribbons and Trophies SmallInternational Spring Fair is held at The Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, 44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills. The event is open to the public with free admission and parking available 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

About Dogs NSW

Dogs NSW is the controlling body of purebred, pedigreed dog breeding and exhibiting in New South Wales. As the peak body for dogs in NSW, Dogs NSW 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).

To discover more, visit www.dogsnsw.org.au

Written by Caroline Zambrano, PetJourno. All images supplied by Ffire Photography.