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Do you want to take dog ownership up a fun notch? Dogs NSW is inviting dog lovers to be a part of all the fun sports and activities one can enjoy with their canine friend at its annual Open Day ‘Dogs on Show’ on Saturday, June 16 at Orchard Hills, NSW! Plus, it’s FREE admission!

Dogs NSW is a globally-recognised peak body that promotes breeding, showing, trialling, obedience and other canine-related activities, and the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs in NSW. Dogs NSW also welcomes Dogs NSW Patron, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Governor of New South Wales, and his wife Mrs Hurley to the event.

“We are honoured to have The Governor opening our show and both he and Mrs Hurley will be actively participating in the various activities throughout the day, such as Judging some of the fun events,” said Lynette Brown, President of Dogs NSW. 

“Dogs on Show is a fabulous day out for all dog enthusiasts - especially those unsure about what type of dog would best suit their lifestyle or growing family - or simply a fun, free day out for the entire family! The festivities provide something for everyone to enjoy.”

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The event will feature a Championship Dog Show, colourful Pageant of Breeds and demonstrations including Obedience, Agility, Drafting, Dances with Dogs, Fun with Junior Handlers, Herding, Retrieving and Earthdog trials. Dog lovers will also get to watch fast and furious Flyball and Lure Coursing in action! “The annual Pageant of Breeds involves dog lovers dressing up in the traditional clothing of their breed’s country of heritage. It is a fun way of celebrating the unique heritage, diversity and predictability of purebred dogs,” said Mrs Brown.

“All demonstrations are intended to highlight to the public the different activities you can enjoy with your canine companion. The ongoing support of the Governor and Mrs Hurley is very much appreciated and a wonderful endorsement of what we do best!” Besides a showcase of dog product/services stands, ‘Dogs on Show’ will also have many breed clubs in attendance and a Dogs NSW Information stand to provide the public expert advice on all the ANKC’s recognised breeds of dog.

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The public will also have the chance to win $250 cash by visiting seven breed stalls and receiving stamps or stickers for each of them.

Dogs on Show is proudly sponsored by Royal Canin.

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Get up-to-date information about Dogs on Show at https://www.facebook.com/dogsnswevents/ and http://www.dogsnsw.org.au/activities-a-events/events.html Social media tag: #DOGSONSHOW

Dogs on Show is held at The Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, 44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills. There will be FREE Admission and parking on the grounds plus food and refreshments available. The event will run from 9am to 4pm.

For more information please contact DOGS NSW on (02) 9834 3022 or

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This is your opportunity to promote your Breed and/or Club, to the general public for free!

You can do this by setting up a gazebo, take part in one of the many sports on the day or even dress up to promote your breed in the Pageant of Breeds.

Please contact Kerry Christofi or Cathy Lupton at Dogs NSW office on (02) 9834 0217 and see how you can join in the festivities.

Dogs NSW Logo BlueAbout Dogs NSW

Dogs NSW is the peak body in New South Wales responsible for promoting breeding, showing, trialling, obedience, and other canine-related activities and the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs across NSW. The association promotes responsible dog breeding, showing, obedience, agility, working and sporting dog trials and other canine-related activities, as well as the ownership of temperamentally and physically sound purebred dogs by individuals in NSW. Dogs NSW has over 9,000 members, with over 300 affiliated breed and kennel clubs throughout NSW. More than 50 of these affiliated clubs conduct dog training classes as a community service in local government areas, normally on a weekly basis. Dogs NSW is a member body of the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC).

To discover more, visit http://www.dogsnsw.org.au/