HUNDREDS of waggling tails and wet noses will be on centre stage next weekend at the Orange and District Kennel and Obedience Club’s championship show.
Over 800 dogs have been entered in the event with numbers up on previous years president John Wills said.
“Numbers were dwindling and I think we’ve got a fair few more dogs,” he said.
Mr Wills said there will be a separate show on each day with working dogs, hounds, terriers, toys, utility, gun and non-sporting dogs taking part.
“They will be judged on compliance with breed standards, colour, movement shape and style,” he said.
The best dog and bitch in each breed will compete for the honour of best dog of breed.
At the completion of each day the top dog from each breed will compete for the best in show award.
There will also be a junior handling competition with the handler being judged on how they work the dog.
“It’s really stringent and that leads onto the national finals,” he said.
Mr Wills said the show is also a great opportunity for people thinking about purchasing a dog to come along, check out breeders and ask questions.
“You can go and talk to breeders about potential traits of dogs,” he said.
The two-day event will be on November 10 and 11 at Wade Park, entry is free for the public.
The event opens at 9am on Saturday and 8.30am on Sunday