Dog lovers rejoice! A free event is heading to Orchard Hills this weekend, and it’s guaranteed fun for the whole family.
Dogs on Show is an exciting event that brings a variety of purebred dogs to one place, with a Championship Dog Show and a colourful Pageant of Breeds taking place, as well as sporting demonstrations including Agility, Drafting, Dances with Dogs, Junior Handlers, Herding, Trick Dog, Scent Work, Jack Russell Terrier Racing, Earthdog Trials and Retrieving.
According to Angus McIlrath from DOGS NSW, this creates the perfect opportunity for both those who are looking for a fun dog sport to enjoy with their pet, or who want some advice on what breed would suit them, with a number of breed clubs also in attendance.
“Dogs on Show is great for those dog owners who want to get involved in a dog sport, as they can see what is on offer and get first hand advice from the experts and those already involved in the sport,” he said.
“The event is also ideal for those potential dog owners wanting to find a dog to suit their lifestyle, but are unsure of what breed to get and how to source a responsible breeder. The fact that there are so many dog breeds and advice is so readily available not only from the Breed Clubs in attendance but also from the Dogs NSW Information Stand, makes this an ideal go-to event.”
In addition to the dog shows and demonstrations, dog enthusiasts will have access to a number of information, and food and drink stalls at the event.
“There will be other stallholders including Inner West Council, Guide Dogs as well as stallholders selling everything from grooming products and equipment to dog couture, beds, treats, collars, leads and practically everything dog related in products – even dog photography!” he said.
Dogs on Show will be on at The Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs on Saturday, June 17 from 9am to 4pm. Visit dogsnsw.org.au.
Cassidy Pearce is a news and entertainment journalist with The Western Weekender. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, she has previously worked with Good Morning Macarthur and joined the Weekender in 2022.