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Dogs on show

Thursday, 16th May, 2019

Kirsty Murray with her Australian Champion ‘Maggiormente Cornuto’ aka Murphy the Neapolitan Mastiff. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Kirsty Murray with her Australian Champion ‘Maggiormente Cornuto’ aka Murphy the Neapolitan Mastiff. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

By Emily McInerney

The Dogs ’n Dust Show has received almost 400 entries as the event quickly approaches.

The Silver City Kennel Club and the Ladies Kennel Club of Broken Hill are very excited to be holding the Inaugural Championship Show over three days starting on Friday, May 24, at the Memorial Oval.

“We have received near 400 entries of pure-bred dogs from all over Australia,” said Ladies Kennel Club secretary Kirsty Murray.

“We will see a huge variety of very different breeds at the show.

“This year we have a few breeds which we have not seen in a Broken Hill show for a long time including a Pumi, Peruvian Hairless Dog and a Spanish Water Dog.

“During a Championship Show a judge will look over the dog and check the mouth, coat, size of the animal, also how the dog moves in the ring and check the dog meets its breed standard.”

At the end of each show, one dog is awarded ‘Best in Show’ - a very prestigious title.

During the weekend the canteen will be available for breakfast, lunch and snacks.

“We will also have a coffee van for fresh coffee and hot chocolate to keep you warm,” said Kirsty.

“Entry to the public is free, each show starts at 8.30am for each day.”

She said it was a great way to meet breeders and see the dogs, especially if anyone was interested in getting a dog.

“If you are thinking of having a dog join your family then we encourage you to come for a look and speak with breeders about which dog may suit your lifestyle.

“But please leave your fur baby at home.”

Both clubs thanked the businesses that had generously given donations to help cover the cost of holding the shows.

“Without your kind generosity our shows would not be possible,” Kirsty said.

For more information call the club’s secretaries Tanya Martyn on 0447 215 596 or Kirsty Murray on 0418 498 567.

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