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8 August, 2022

Perfect pooches perform in Gilgandra

Gilgandra Showground was plentiful of pooches over the weekend, as Dubbo District Kennel Club held their annual three-day show.

By Emily Middleton

Eumungerie local, Dubbo District Kennel Club committee member, and Degel Labradors and Golden Retrievers owner Amanda Smith, walked away with several wins from the show. She said she keeps coming back simply because of her love for dogs.

“I just love my dogs, I love doing something with them,” she explained.

Club secretary Mandy Passmore, said the club are a big fan of Gilgandra’s grounds, so decided to hold the show here.

“It’s a very popular ground, and has plenty of room for camping. It’s just ideal,” she said.

“Gilgandra Showground is by far my favourite ground, it’s just perfect,” said Mrs Smith.

Lots of exhibitors come out to show their dogs, and work their way towards the Australian championships.

“Competing at this event, they all gain points toward their championship. To be an Australian champion you need 100 points. From there you can go to grand champion and supreme champion etc,” explained Mrs Passmore.

“I think a lot of the exhibitors like coming out to be aroundlike- minded people, and to just spend time with their dogs.”

Firstly dogs compete against their own breed. From there if they are successful, then they go up against other dogs in their groups. It then goes onto best in show.

“All dogs have to be pure bred, and registered under Dogs Australia.”

The three-day event was held over July 29-31.

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