Best in Show Borzoi Photo credit Ffire Photography5,000 dogs, 9 international and world- renown judges, 4 days of premier championship shows!
Aug 30 – Sept 2, 2018

The International Spring Fair has been a premier show for pedigree dogs in New South Wales for nearly half a century, boasting several championship shows and competitions in canine sports.

This year, the Royal Canin International Spring Fair reaches new heights as it offers for the first time in the 21st century in NSW the World Canine Organisation’s ‘International Beauty Champion title!

With the continuation of the associate membership between the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and Australian National Kennel Council Ltd (ANKC), Dogs NSW will proudly host the NSW Certificat d’Aptitude au Championnat International de Beauté (CACIB) [French: Certificate of Aptitude for International Champion of Beauty] show on Friday, Aug 31.

Boston Terriers Photo credit Ffire PhotographyDogs NSW President Lynette Brown said, "The Spring Fair is a big celebration of purebred dogs and certainly not to be missed!"

“We celebrate the new season, the colours of the new flowers, the fair atmosphere and the extraordinary and beautiful pedigree dogs that will be on show, all presented in peak condition for our world-renowned international judges!” she said.

Dogs NSW is 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.Dalmatian BIS Photo credit Ffire Photography

International judges and thousands of dogs!

This year, Dogs NSW anticipates more than 5,000 dogs from across Australia to compete in the championships, and welcomes nine distinguished international judges from around the world, this year including Ireland, Japan, Canada, Malaysia, Belgium and India.

Mrs Brown said the Saturday show will see the official opening of the event by the Hon. Tanya Davies MP and will also recognise some of ANKC’s esteemed members for their contributions to the NSW dog show community. On Sunday, dogs will be able to qualify as a contestant at the world-renowned Crufts 2019!

“The International Spring Fair not only showcases the amazing abilities of purebred dogs, but also promotes responsible breeding,” she said. “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.”

International 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 visit: or contact DOGS NSW on (02) 9834 3022 or visit

Lure Coursing photo credit Ffire PhotographyThe International Spring Fair is proudly sponsored by Royal Canin as well as Show Dogs NSW, Crufts, Love 'em, Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) , Plush Puppy, Total Animal Logistics, Delete, Easy Dog Entries, Kay's Dog Massage, Britex and TuffRock K9.

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Media Contact
Brian Crump, Dogs NSW media
0419 417 813

Rebecca Rafton
0404 501 594

Attached photos credit to Ffire Photography. Please contact Rebecca Rafton for hi-res photos.


Thursday, Aug 30
Speciality Shows

Friday, Aug 31
NSW Certificat d’Aptitude au Championnat International de Beauté (CACIB)

Saturday, Sept 1
Official opening, Herding, Agility

Sunday, Sept 2
Lure Coursing, Obedience & Rally O

Where: Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, Orchard Hills NSW
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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).

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