Year of the Dog logoCelebrations for the Chinese New Year - ‘Year of the Dog’ may have ended, but not for Dogs NSW where every day is a celebration of dogs – especially on March 17!

About 200 award-winning pedigree show dogs will compete on March 17 at the NSW Show Dog, Puppy and Neuter of the Year show, hosted by Dogs NSW in partnership with major sponsor Royal Canin.

Dogs NSW is the peak body that promotes breeding, showing, trialling, obedience and other canine-related activities, and the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs, registered with the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) in NSW.

2016 Royal Canin Dogs NSW Dog of the Year winner Keeshond by Ffire PhotographyThis year, the Great Gatsby themed event at Orchard Hills welcomes dog lovers dressed in glitz and glamour!

“The dogs on show are the crème de la crème of Australia and are the top show dogs and puppies in their breed for 2017!” said Lynnette Brown, President of Dogs NSW. “These top dogs will compete for the ultimate award, which celebrates the best overall appearance, construction, unique breed features, health and temperament.”

Last year, the top dog for 2016 was a Keeshond, with a Fox Terrier (Smooth) winning Puppy of the Year and a Shetland Sheepdog awarded the top prize for Neuter of the Year.

Exhibitors showing at the 2015 Royal Canin Dogs NSW event by Ffire PhotographyTo qualify for Dog of the Year, an entrant must have won ‘Best in Show’ at any Championship Show in NSW.  For Puppy of the Year, the entrant must have won a ‘Baby, Minor or Puppy in Show’ and the Neuter of the Year entrant must have taken out the top prize at a Neuter Class at any Championship Show in NSW.

Canine winners and runners-up will be determined by nine mystery judges to be revealed on the night. Dogs won’t be the only winners – ‘Best Dressed’ 'Ladies and Gentleman Handlers’ will also strut their stuff for a prize!

Prizes include rosettes and an array of trophies from sponsors, including Royal Canin (major sponsor), Bowral Vet Hospital, Ozentries, Dogs NSW Journal, Marellen Show Ribbons, Cabal Canine Candids, It Suits Me, Dog News Australia, Ffire Photography and Delete™.

“Dogs NSW thanks each one of our sponsors for their support and generosity,” said Mrs Brown.

For more information, visit www.dogsnsw.org.au

The Dogs NSW Show Dog, Puppy and Neuter of the Year event is proudly sponsored by Royal Canin.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Royal Canin Logo with R webDogs NSW Show Dog, Puppy & Neuter of the Year

When: Saturday, 17 March 2018

Time: Start 6pm

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

Contact: Dogs NSW office (02) 9834 3022 or email

Photos: Ffire Photography

Top: 2016 Royal Canin Dogs NSW Dog of the Year winner - Keeshond SUP. CH. Calivale Katch Me If U Kan ET. and co-owner Katrina Santas

Bottom: Exhibitors showing at the 2015 Royal Canin Dogs NSW event