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.

ccdCanine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD) is a progressive and ultimately fatal disorder with no proven effective treatment.

The DOGS+CELLS Trial aims to discover whether brain engraftment of ‘patient-specific’ stem cells derived from a dog’s own skin can help treat the dementia-like syndrome, Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. If successful this world-first study will pave the way for similar clinical trials in humans with dementia.

Best Exhibit in ShowThe club held its “Specialty” show once again in conjunction with the Cattle, Kelpie, Border Collie & German Shepherd Dog Club of NSW (also held on the 8th of November) and the Working Dog Club of NSW Inc, which ran its show on the 9th of November. This gives interstate exhibitors three shows to attend in NSW, on the same grounds on the same weekend.


Tile.Dog and catWith a total prize pool worth over $2,700, Australia's best-loved ginger brand, Buderim Ginger, has launched a national search for Australia's Hottest Ginger Pet.

shutterstock 229031359Members please note that the Dogs NSW Office will be closing at 5.00pm on FRIDAY 19 DECEMBER 2014 and will reopen for business at  8.30am on TUESDAY 13 JANUARY 2014.


BIS2Liverpool & District All Breeds Kennel Club had their Championship Dog Show on Saturday, 1st November with Mrs Barbara Doyle, from Victoria, judging General Specials. Mrs Doyle was very impressed with the quality of the dogs in the line up for Best In Show.

Her Best in Show winner, of the Terrier Group, was Cairn Terrier CH JOYMONT SIR WALTER RALEIGH (pictured to the left) owned by Mrs C Scotton and shown by a very competent young Junior Handler. 

Runner-Up in Show was awarded to the winner of the Non Sporting Group, Boston Terrier ZAREBA MURDOCHS MEDIA, owned by Mrs J Wheeler.