Group of JuniorsUS Judge, Eugene Blake reports on the Purina Sydney Royal Dog Show and judging Juniors.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 2015 Sydney Royal Committee, for inviting me to judge at this incredible show.  For me personally, it has been a long time desire to judge here and it was the experience of a lifetime. 

This is one of the greatest shows I have ever had the honour to judge. I judged some magnificent dogs, capable of competing anywhere in the world. 

The future of our sport lies in our young people, notably the juniors.  Judging Juniors is a difficult task compared to conformation classes that we have a standard to use as our guideline. This was the most difficult decision I had to make whilst judging in Australia.

Collage of dogsDOGS NSW OPEN DAY            

Saturday 13 June 2014  9.00am – 5.00pm

Next month Dogs NSW will be opening their gates to the general public on Saturday, June 13, between 9.00am and 5.00pm and would like to invite you to attend ‘Dogs on Show.’ This is not just a Championship Dog Show but a public open day, which features special events, activities and fun demonstrations. These events highlight the many sports and the fun you can enjoy with your canine companion, plus the advantages of owning a purebred dog.

Activities on the day include a Championship Dog Show, Jack Russell Terrier racing, Obedience, Agility and Herding demonstrations, Dances with Dogs, Fun with Junior Handling, a colourful Pageant of Breeds, K9 Nose Time demonstrations plus much more.

Tile.Dash in the DarkThe Siberian Husky Club of NSW presents DASH IN THE DARK at Wingello State Forest - 16 May 2015.

Dash in the Dark is the SHCNSW's first race event for 2015. What makes this race special is the surplus funds generated are donated to the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

In accordance with Dogs NSW Regulations Part I-The Register & Registration, Section 22, which reads in part:-

Tile.D Dog22.2 At no time may a Non Registrable Docked Dog: (a) be registered or remain on the register; or (b) be exhibited or shown at an exhibition or show in New South Wales.

Notwithstanding that, Clause 22.3, reads as follows:- 22.3 If a dog is born after 30 October 2008, the Board may at any time, by notice in writing, require a member in whose name a dog is registered or in whose name an application has been made to register a dog, to supply it with documentary evidence which substantiates that the dog is not a Non Registrable Docked Dog.

Tile.Schnauzers Big Day OutThe Schnauzer Club of NSW will be holding a Pet Care Day on 17th May 2015 at 10.30am at Blacktown Canine Centre, Lot 1 and 2 Owen Street, Glendenning NSW.

20110403unk0000000 002From the moment it takes its first breath, a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) bred Military Working Dog (MWD) is being watched, tested and evaluated.  Eventually plucked from among his brothers and sisters, it will live out the rest of its life in service to the Defence Force.

Born on 30 January, 2006 at RAAF Security and Fire School (RAAFSFS), Puppy Ajax, a pure bred German Shepherd is a shining example of the success of the Air Force breeding program.  Undergoing stringent testing as a puppy, Ajax was fostered to a civilian family for environmental exposure before returning to RAAF SFS where his development as a juvenile began in earnest.

University of Adelaide logoDogs NSW members are invited to participate in research being conducted by the University of Adelaide in order to gain information about choices made about dog breeding.

ImageYour dog could become a blood donor and can help save the life of those in need!

Many of our patients require life-saving blood transfusions for various conditions that cause acute bleeding or anaemia.

Dogs who are victims of trauma, poisonings, auto-immune disease or bleeding associated with surgery often depend on blood donated from other healthy dogs.

Tile. Bullion SetAustralian War Dogs is a stunning new product from the Great Southern Land series. It features five well known Australian War Dogs; Smoky, Horrie, Tiber, Herbie and Sarbi, immortalised in full colour fine silver bullion.

Fund-Raising-Sat-082On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th February 2015, the Dogs NSW Complex Fundraising Committee conducted two evening Championship Shows at Orchard Hills.

All of the judges were from NSW and many of them were judging their group for the first time, having been successful in that group last May at the Conformation Judges Training Scheme Practical Examinations. Cupid-2

CoastBermagui Shows and Trials

A good time again was had by all at the Bermagui mini circuit in February at the Bermagui Sports ground with seven days of shows and eight trials conducted over nine days.  With Sapphire Coast Kennel and Obedience Club hosting the second weekend and Bega Valley Kennel and Obedience Club hosting the previous weekend and each club hosting a Rally Obedience trial mid week.

On the weekend of 13 to 15 February, Sapphire Coast Kennel & Obedience Club held their shows and trials.  On Friday 13th being Black Friday, the theme was black.  The day started out with torrential rain so we thought that we were really going to have a black day.  However, as we are in paradise the day turned out with beautiful sunny weather by the time the show opened.Sapphire reversed

Tile. Dog Lovers logoFor the Love of Dogs, the 2015 Sydney Dog Lovers Show is back in town on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August at the Royal Hall of Industries & Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park.

The Dog Lovers Show team are taking applications now for a free stand in the Royal Canin Breed Showcase with limited stands now available.

Tile. RspcaThe RSPCA Million Paws Walk is on again this year, Sunday 17 May 2015 at Cathy Freeman Park at Sydney Olympic Park.

Tile Easter paradeThere will be barking & bonnets galore at the 2015 event on Saturday 21st March at Gladstone Park, Balmain. The Easter Parade sees dogs & owners alike take to the red carpet to compete for fabulous prizes for Best Trick, Fluffiest Dog, Waggiest Tail, Happiest Dog, Best Dancer, Best Biscuit Catcher, Best Impersonation of the Day (by a human), Best Six Legs and many more!

 

BIS582webOn Saturday evening 24 January 2015, the Dogs NSW Complex Fundraising Committee and our major sponsor Royal Canin, hosted one of the premier events on the NSW Show Calendar – the NSW Show Dog, Puppy and Neuter of the Year. Celebrating their success from 2014 were 107 “Best in Show” winning dogs, 116 Puppies and 26 Neuters.

Report: Lynda Brandt - Complex Fundraising Committee

BIS-webflag-webThe Australia Day Show being January 26th, saw  Dogs NSW Library & Archives Committee celebrate one of the most important days in our history. Sponsored by Royal Canin, this is the Committee's annual event, where proceeds from this show go towards the Library Fund.

9758 edited-1The Sydney Royal Easter Show is the largest event in the southern hemisphere attracting over 900,000 visitors over 14 days, commencing March 26 - April 8. Set against this stunning backdrop is the PURINA PRO PLAN SYDNEY ROYAL DOG SHOW which attracts over 4,200 entries across Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Junior Handler and Sweepstake classes. Exhibits compete for 14 days against the best in their breed and discipline. 

Sponsored by PURINA PRO PLAN, the Sydney Royal Dog Show is officially the largest and most prestigious canine competition in Australia and has an impeccable international reputation.

Deborah Harbin reports on what exhibitors should expect when attending the 2015 PURINA PRO PLAN SYDNEY ROYAL DOG SHOW.

Surfing3VetShopAustralia.com.au, along with co-sponsors  Advantix, is bringing back the popular Surfing Dogs Spectacular for the fourth year running at the 2015 Cricks Noosa Festival of Surfing. The Surfing Dog Spectacular is the main attraction of the Noosa Festival of Surfing, attracting large crowds; even more than the professional surfing events! In 2014 the large crowds, bigger field of furry competitors, along with the presence of celebrity judge Layne Beachley, added to the success and buzz of the surfing dog spectacular; which for the past three years has proven to be a fun, family friendly event for pooches, professionals, pet lovers and the public alike.

 

TileDoctors and vets join forces for the Australian-first  Zoobiquity conference on nutrition and disease in humans and companion animals.

While animals and humans suffer from similar diseases, it is rare that physicians and veterinarians share their wealth of knowledge with one another. To bridge this gap, the University of Sydney will host an Australian-first conference on 27 February featuring world leaders in nutrition and metabolic diseases.

 

496With over 1100 entries and 120 children booked in to meet Santa, the PR Committee's 2014 Dogs NSW Christmas Show was a sensational success.

Dog-onlyIf you’re interested in how dogs use their nose to detect odours, check out the Detection Dog seminars presented in Sydney on February 7 and 8 by international canine detection expert, Fred Helfers. The two-day ‘Understanding Olfaction & Odours’ seminars will be hosted by K9 Nose Time at the Castle Hill Showground.

One lucky Dogs NSW member can also have the opportunity to win 2 tickets to attend the 'Canine Detection Dog Seminar' on Saturday, February 7, compliments of K9 Nose Time.

junhandler-tamikaThe Dogs NSW Junior Handler Working Party will be holding a Junior Handler Seminar for all Juniors and Junior Handler Judges, with guest Speakers and Trainers. 

GriffonsDogs NSW are now accepting applications from affiliated clubs and members as well as visiting companies for attendance at 'Dogs on Show, ' our official public open day, scheduled for Saturday June 13.

Dogs on Show’ highlights the advantages of owning a purebred dog, along with the many activities in which you can become involved in as a DOGS NSW member.

Georgie Goudie  Dotti webThanks to PetSure, one of Australia’s leading providers of pet insurance, two Sydney girls are one step closer to realising their dream of becoming a veterinarian. Animal lovers Georgie Goudie, 9, from Avalon and Jordan Tindall, 14, from The Entrance North are the very first recipients of the PetSure Scholarship to attend Sydney’s Future Vet Kids Camp in January for free and learn about what it takes to be a vet.

Tick on dog editedEvery year, thousands of Australian pets fall victim to the Paralysis Tick, a nasty creature that attaches itself to animals and injects a poison that causes debilitating weakness, vomiting and even death, according to Dr George Cox, National Technical Services Manager for Virbac Animal Health.

The peak period for Paralysis Tick poisoning is right now, with warm, humid weather leading to a boom in tick numbers. Vigilance is critical for pet owners, who should be using tick prevention treatments and checking their animals every day.