Competition fierce for top dog title

Competition fierce for top dog title

Tails will be wagging this long weekend for the Mount Gambier Easter Dog Fest held by the Mount Gambier and District Kennel Club Inc at the Len Lewis Memorial Park.

The six show format will attract hundreds of competitors from all over Australia across four days and local spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of the four legged action.

The illustrious judging panel will be made up of Queensland’s Erin Brown, Michael Yates and Katrine Santas, Western Australia’s Eva Fekete and Coral Gray and Caroline Yates from New South Wales.

A range of vendors will be on site selling dog goods including treats, leather leads, beds and jewellery with refreshments available for the humans from Joanne’s Expresso Express and the canteen facility.

Mount Gambier and District Kennel Club Inc secretary Lyn Harris-Walker said there were just under 400 entries this year which was positive, considering there were coinciding shows in Port Pirie and Victoria.

“We had about 443 entries last year so we are about the same and keeping our numbers up,” she said.

“Unfortunately, every other cost has gone up so I cannot see us making any profit this year.

“It has been a hard couple of years.

“What we really need is volunteers, desperately.

“Even if they just come down and set up for the shows, we just need bodies on the ground.

“I can see us getting to a stage where we will not be able to put a show on and you can virtually say goodbye to any dog shows in the South East.

“We encourage everyone to come down this weekend for a great free show.”

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