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Sydney Royal Dog Show - April 6 to 19

Lovable and majestic canines to put their best paw forward at the PURINA PRO PLAN Sydney Royal Dog Show

Sydney Royal Dog Show - Photo Credit: Brian York Photography

If there’s one place where you’ll find Australia’s finest purebred pedigree dogs, well-behaved and primed to perfection, it’s the Sydney Royal Dog Show which will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from April 6 until April 19.

Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan, the Sydney Royal Dog Show is supported by Dogs NSW, the controlling body of pure bred dog breeding and exhibiting in NSW, and is the biggest and most prestigious canine competition in the country. The event is a popular part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the largest event in the Southern Hemisphere organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.

Afghan Hound Conformation Competition - Credit: Ffire Photography
This year, the Purina Pro Plan Sydney Royal Dog Show is expected to attract thousands of entries across Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Junior Handling and Sweepstakes classes during the 14 days of competition – all vying to be crowned best in their breed and discipline, said Brian Crump, Dogs NSW spokesperson.

“The Sydney Royal Dog Show showcases excellence in the dog world, setting the competitive benchmark for canine competitions nationally,” said Mr Crump. “The show also recognises the important role of Australian National Kennel Council-registered breeders in developing quality, sound, healthy puppies for Australian families, and promotes public understanding of the place of domestic animals in our community.”

'Ask the Breeders' forums by Dogs NSW

Public Education
Photo Credit: Kerry Cristofi
This year, Dogs NSW will run ‘Ask the Breeders’ forums featuring Dogs NSW members who will speak to the public about their breed, the many benefits of purchasing puppies through a Dogs NSW breeder, and how to locate ethical and credible breeders of healthy dogs. 

“Dogs NSW actively promotes efforts to ensure that the public is educated, understands the demands of responsible ownership and have access to healthy, well-bred dogs that are right for them,” said Mr Crump.

“Given the ongoing demand for puppies, public education about choosing a pure breed suitable for their lifestyle and finding a responsible ANKC-registered breeder are paramount in stamping out irresponsible dog breeders and keeping dogs out of shelters and in homes where they belong.”

There will be showbags and daily competitions for everybody and their dog! Dogs NSW Information Stand will be selling showbags packed with goodies for dogs and their humans. The showbags sponsored by Nestle Purina, Lucky Dog, Advocate, Love 'em and Masterpet are valued at $60 and are selling for $18.

Dogs NSW is also running a guessing competition with a mega prize valued at $750 to be won every day for 14 days!

Competition prizes include:
Pod GPS Pet Tracker by Pod, FitBark by PetSure, Pro Plan dog food and toys by Nestle Purina and products from NoVac, Delete, Bayer, Oakwood, Love’Em, Vetalogica, Koly’s Dog Treats, Nana’s Teddies, Champet and 4DogPaws.

About Dogs NSW

Dogs NSW is the controlling body of purebred dog breeding and exhibiting in New South Wales. 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 10,000 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).

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