Logo Transparent 2 Spring FairFor the first time in three years we had very little rain leading up to the weekend but the grounds were presented in very good order and the weather over the weekend was excellent, with the exhibitors, Judges, sponsors, and vendors ensuring that the 2017 Spring Fair was most successful.

The Spring Fair will as always be held as one of the most popular dog shows on the Australian dog show calendar. We thank all our Judges in Conformation, Obedience/Rally O, Agility, and Herding for giving this show fantastic entries and we thank the exhibitors in these disciplines for their support in keeping our show up there with the top shows throughout Australia.

On the Saturday, the show was officially opened by His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of NSW and Mrs Hurley. We were delighted that the Governor and his wife took time out of there busy schedule to open the show and then walk around the grounds to see the dogs and meet with the exhibitors.

0E2A9833 2 presentation WEBFollowing the official opening as happens most years, an Honours award took place with Mr Russell Britten being awarded a Life Membership of Dogs NSW to the acclamation of the crowd that had gathered around the main ring for the event. Mr Britten needed no introduction to the crowd as he received his award for his long and distinguished service to Dogs NSW in which he continues to serve. 

RC Logo with registered symbolAgain, for the fifth year our Dogs NSW sponsor Royal Canin supplied an excellent array of dog food and other items, as well as invaluable information for breeders and exhibitors alike.

We once again welcomed grooming product sponsor Chris Christensen, with their Australian representatives and team providing tips on grooming and a grooming area for exhibitor’s.

As well as mentioned, we also thank for their support TuffRock, Alpha Dog Beds, Delete, OZ entries, Marellen Show Ribbons, Paws for a Cause, Love ‘em and Vebo Pet.

The Dogs NSW Spring Fair Committee hope you enjoyed this year’s Spring Fair and look forward to seeing you again in 2018.


6616 BIS 010917 WEBBest in Show Friday 1st September

Judge: Mrs M Mortera (Puerto Rico)


 ITL.CH. SUP. CH. Lunasea Love Me Like Money (AI)

(Y Chen)


6639 RUBIS 010917 WEBRUBIS Friday 1 September

Judge: Mrs M Mortera (Puerto Rico)

Cocker Spaniel

CH. Glenayden Making News  

(A O’Keefe)


0E2A0265 2 BIS 020917 WEBBest in Show Saturday 2nd September

Judge: Mrs T Okkola (Finland)

Great Dane

SUP. CH. Cheran Daydreambeliever (AI)

(T Coyle)


0E2A0303 2 RUBIS 020917 WEBRUBIS Saturday 2nd September

Judge: Mrs T Okkola (Finland)


CH. Nightfire's Xplore The World (Imp Deu)

(R Withers / D Freshwater) 



Best in show Sunday WEBBest In Show Sunday 3rd September

Judge: Mr P Anderson (Norway)

Fox Terrier (Wire) CH. Eskwyre Strikes Back (Imp UK)

(C & L Duval)


RUBIS Sunday 030917 WEBRUBIS Sunday 3rd September

Judge: Mr P Anderson (Norway)

Border Collie SUP. CH. Pukawidgee Nameof Thewind

(L & A Houlden / J Tyler) 



Channel 7's morning show welcomed a few of the winners on Monday, 4th September, just after the Spring Fair weekend.

Channel 7 Morning Show webThose in attendance were: Nikki Zullo (Best in Group) with Bull Terrier SUP. CH. Bullacktiv Waking the Demon, Helen Chen (BIS) with Samoyed  ITL. CH. SUP. CH. Lunasea Love Me like Money (AI) Julie Brandon (agility winner) with Pug Kabova Winter Gossip. (Image courtesy of Channel 7)


This was a great opportunity for Julie to demonstrate with her Pug, Lucy, about responsible breeding and that despite being small, Pugs can do agility too! To view the link: https://au.tv.yahoo.com/the-morning-show/video/watch/36949611/meet-the-international-spring-fair-dog-winners/#page1  

A detailed report on Spring Fair will appear in the November journal.

Words:  Mr E Pickering - Chairperson Spring Fair Committee

Spring Fair photos: Ffire Photography, Cabal Canine Candids