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., 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.


PictureHosted by the Beagle Club of NSW, December 7th 2014 will see Beagle (dog) owners all throughout Australia taking part in the Beagles Across Australia Event, aiming to encourage as many Beagle owners to celebrate their wonderful breed. Many Beagle Clubs in all states will be taking part.

The Beagle Club of NSW will hold the Beagle's Big Day Out starting at King George Park, Rozelle with a 2 hour walk through Cafe Bones and surrounds and finishing with a free BBQ.

Dogs NSW Logo BlueDogs NSW Conformation Judges Training Committee will be conducting a Practical Examination in May 2015. 

One of the requirements for the Trainees to undertake the Examination is to have judged a specified number of dogs.  As there is not currently a Conformation Judges Education Program in progress, the only opportunity for Trainees to judge dogs is at Shows.  During the last Program, the concept of Trainee Sweepstakes at Shows proved very successful and the CJTC seeks your support to facilitate these Sweepstakes at your Shows over the coming months.  The Trainees will need to seek your approval and will be responsible for all the arrangements.

Roadie tileHere’s paws for thought. Each year In Australia, more than 5,000 dogs are injured or killed in auto-related accidents, most as a result of being ineffectively restrained in the car, or not restrained at all. Australians are urged to buckle up their four-legged passengers!

With an estimated 840,000 dogs about to take to the road this summer to accompany their owners on holidays, the PURINA PETLIFE ROADIE team is launching the first-ever Dogs in Cars Safety Week to alert drivers to the dangers of driving with an unrestrained dog in the vehicle. Find out about essential dog-safe driving tips and a chance to win pet-friendly prizes at In a recent crash test by NRMA Insurance, undertaken to urge pet owners to consider the safety of their pets and passengers when travelling in vehicles, the PETLIFE ROADIE seatbelt was found to be the most effective, affordable and safest dog harness on the market. NRMA Insurance tested 25 pet harnesses across a range of manufacturers using life size and correctly weighted dog ‘dummies’ at speeds of up to 35km/h.

picture onlyChristina Findlay Pickering, otherwise known as Christine Davis, former Chief Executive Officer of Dogs NSW, passed from our midst on Thursday, 2nd October 2014, after a hard fought battle with Renal Cancer. A memorial service and celebration of her life took place at Pinegrove Crematorium on Friday, 10th October 2014.

Christine’s funeral was attended by many, many friends and associates from all over Australia, the overflowing Chapel a testimony to the high esteem in which so many held her.

At its October 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors resolved that Dogs NSW will conduct a Conformation Judges Education Program Practical Examination on Saturday 9 May 2015.

Any former Trainee who holds a Group or Single Breed Theory Examination pass will be eligible to undertake this examination subject to conforming with the following requirements of Regulations Part III-Conformation Judges Education Program, which are as follows:-

BIS051014Tamworth Kennel Club held their annual All Breeds Championship shows at the Kootingal Recreation Grounds on the October Long weekend.  The entry again was strong with some lovely dogs being shown. The weather was very warm with the sun shining all weekend. 

After the retirement of Mrs Glo earlier this year, as a regular vendor at Tamworth for many years, the attendance of Annabel from Wolfs Den, was much appreciated.  The Club was also happy to welcome Ed's Tuckerbox for the first time this year, catering to exhibitors. From the steady and continual line of people heading to and from the van, it would indicate that this was a well-received choice of vendor. 

Dogs NSW will be inviting one and all to attend Dogs on Show on Saturday 15 June between 9.00am and 5.00pm. This will be our open day for the general public to visit, enjoy and learn what DNSW and its activities are all about!

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 fun you can enjoy with your canine companion, as well as the advantages of owning a purebred dog.

Activities on the day will include the Championship Dog Show, Dr Katrina Warren and The Wonderdogs, Jack Russell Terrier racing, Obedience, Agility and Herding demonstrations, Dances with Dogs, Junior Handlers, a colourful Pageant of Breeds and much more.