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The Great Dog Show


Sat 15 Oct 2016, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Birdwoods Gallery, 298 Middle Road, Havelock North, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Registration: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Birdwoods Goes to the Dogs!

Ears have pricked up all over the Bay, with news of the first ever Great Dog Show, coming to Birdwoods this October. The Great Dog Show will welcome dogs of all shapes and sizes, along with their proud owners, to the beautiful Birdwoods gardens to enjoy an afternoon of doggie delights and old fashioned fun.

Registration proceeds goes to the SPCA Hastings & Districts. Registration starts at 1:30pm and official proceedings begin at 2pm sharp!

There will be doggie bags with treats for all entrants along with lots of prizes, a hot dog stand, Rush Munro ice cream, tea and scones in the Birdwoods Garden Room plus lots of water bowls for the VIDs (Very Important Dogs).

MC for the day is the wonderful Sarah van der Kley from The Hits 89.5, and she will be ably assisted by judges Annie Dundas, Alistair Denton and Vicky Turfrey.

There will be six judging categories and dogs are encouraged to brush up, dress up, get wagging and come and show off in front of the crowd.
- Best Dressed Dog
- Shiniest Dog
- Ugly But Adorable Dog
- Hairiest Dog
- Most Like Owner
- Happiest Rescue Dog

After the categories, it will be everyone into the ring for The Grand Parade and the announcement of the first ever winner of Best In Show.

Birdwoods owner and organiser of the Great Dog Show, Louise Stobart, says “Our greatly loved dogs Archie and Black Dog rule the roost here, so we thought we should put on a day to celebrate everyone’s faithful four-legged friends who bring so much joy to all our lives. The Great Dog Show is also a wonderful opportunity to raise some much-needed funds for our local SPCA and acknowledge the great work they do in our community.”

Things you need to know:
- Every dog must be on a lead all the time and have their owner attached at the other end.
- As well as their dog, owners under 12 must have an adult with them.
- Sorry - no girl dogs in season are allowed to participate.
- You can enter as many categories as you like.
- In the event of wet weather, the Great Dog Show will be postponed to Saturday 22 October.