Firstly I would like to thank my fellow show committee; Katrina MacKenzie and Robyn MacKenzie for their outstanding efforts in pulling this all together. Don’t underestimate how much work goes in to planning and presenting a weekend of this calibre! Another thank you goes to Katrina & her Dad, Des, for catering and keeping us fed all weekend.
The 2016 show has been run and was a very successful event with more than 40 dogs in attendance. There were 42 dogs entered, sadly 4 were unable to attend, but many more came along to support their four legged friends (and owners). It is quite incredible that we can have 40+ dogs in a confined area and no scuffles. The youngest dog was just on 3 months and our oldest was over 10 years.
Camp Tailwaggers was our venue for 2016 and was an amazing location and setup for our weekend away. We had seminars and demonstrations on Saturday which were both informative and entertaining. We would like to thank those who volunteered their time to host these for us.
The main event was held on Sunday 25th September and it was a wonderful day for all. The dogs were beautifully presented and did us all proud. Our conformation judge, Iain MacDonald, travelled from WA and provided very valuable feedback regarding our dogs. Our obedience judge, Warren Doyle, reiterated the importance of socialising and training our dogs. They both agreed it was a wonderful day and our dogs were a pleasure to judge. Thank you to our stewards Shannon Winkler (conformation) and Paul McKie (obedience) who ensured all events ran on schedule.
We were very fortunate to gain support from our amazing sponsors; BlackHawk, Happy Paws Training Treats, Aussie Dog Products, Camp Tailwaggers, Alpha Dog Beds, EzyDog and The Golden Bone Bakery. We had an abundance of prizes and raffles which meant no-one went home empty handed.
Whilst the results have been published everyone was a winner! People went home with a smile on their face and most importantly an amazing dog.
The fancy dress illustrated our fun natured members with some remarkable costumes and many hours of work. This category never fails to make us laugh.
Whilst the club didn’t make money from the event it brought our members together to share the love of our beautiful breed which is priceless.