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Dogs ACT Canine International Extravaganza - July 4-7

From petite to mammoth and all dog breeds in between, Canberra will be the canine capital from July 4 - 7 where you can see dogs having fun in action!

More than 2,000 dogs will be on show over four days when EPICAdvance Pet Nutrition and Dogs ACT host the fourth International multi Dog Disciplines Extravaganza.

This three-day event includes conformation shows, dog sport activities found in Canberra, bringing together hundreds of dogs, owners and breeders from across Australia, who will vie for the highly prized title of ‘Best in Show/Trial/Competition’. 

This year the Dog Sport competitions will include events such as AgilityFlyball, Nose Work, Rally-O, UpDog Challenge, some of which will be demonstrated within the indoor pavilions of the EPIC showgrounds.

Choosing the best canine in each class and event presents a daunting challenge for the judging panel that includes twelve International judges from Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Cyprus, Belgium, USA, Austria and New Zealand
.“2019 is the fourth year for this event, which we hope will continue” commented Judith Woolley, Vice-President of Dogs ACT.

The weekend’s celebrations will include special events such 
as Junior Showmanship competitions along with a Grand Parade of the Veterans – all are not to be missed!

2019 Events Highlights

Thursday 4th July 
 Gundog breeds only – over 300 dogs expected at these two events! You can see Sussex Spaniels, American Cocker Spaniels, varieties of Setters, Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Pointers, Weimaraners and many many more!

Friday 5th July – 1 “All breeds” show starting at 8.30am; followed by (not before 1pm) 7 individual group shows.

Sat 6th July – All dog sports start today with Agility, Obedience, Rally-Obedience, Flyball & Disc Dogs, plus 1 all breeds show & 7 group shows. Lots to see, bring the family. First event starts at 8.30am & everything over by 7pm.

Sun 7th July – All dog sports again today with Agility, Obedience, Rally-Obedience, Flyball, Disc Dogs, plus 1 all breeds show. First event starts at 8.30am & over by 5pm. 

There's also a grooming competition being held in the Mallee Pavilion.

What: EPIC Advance Canine International Extravaganza

When: Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th July 2019, from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Where: EPIC Pavilions and Grounds, Canberra Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) - Flemington Road Entry 

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