Orange's Wade Park to host competition to find best of breed

HANNA AND BONO: Orange and District Kennel and Obedience Club treasurer Pam Davis with her two pet therapy dogs Hanna and Bono ahead of the club's dog show at Wade Park on Saturday and Sunday. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA 1110drdogshow
HANNA AND BONO: Orange and District Kennel and Obedience Club treasurer Pam Davis with her two pet therapy dogs Hanna and Bono ahead of the club's dog show at Wade Park on Saturday and Sunday. Photo: DECLAN RURENGA 1110drdogshow

If you want to know more about dogs before getting one as a pet, the Orange and District Kennel and Obedience Club is bringing some of the state’s best registered breeders to town.

The club’s annual show will see 300 dogs on both Saturday and Sunday compete at Wade Park to be recognised as the best.

Club president John Wills said breeders were travelling from around the state and even Victoria.

Dogs are judged against their breed and then against seven categories including toy, to hounds and terriers.

A best of show will be selected by judges.

“Winning championships and then to win supreme champion is the goal for breeders,” Mr Wills said.

Winning championships means breeders have to win at several shows so the competition will be tough.

Mr Wills said the show was open to spectators but urged people not to bring their dogs to be judged as no further entries were being taken.

Gates open at 9am on Saturday and Sunday.