Dogs have top time at the Eidsvold Show

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

IT’S the first time in eight years the Eidsvold Show dog com­pe­ti­tion has bro­ken its record for en­tries, with 205 recorded at the week­end.

Com­pe­ti­tion sec­re­tary Mar­garet Burgess said the show dogs pre­sented were of top qual­ity.

Mrs Burgess said you couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter day with the dog show draw­ing in crowds from all over.

“Al­though the sport of dog show is a highly com­pet­i­tive one, the so­cial at­mos­phere is also part of it,” Mrs Burgess said.

“205 dogs were pre­sented to the judge Mr Peter Cousins of Mul­go­wie and he thought the qual­ity of dogs pre­sented to him were of a very high stan­dard.”

The win­ner for the Best in Show was a Bos­ton ter­rier, fol­lowed by the run­ner up, a Dachshund.

Win­ning the Baby Puppy in Show was a pug.

Show dogs judge Peter Cousins said it was dif­fi­cult to choose the win­ner for the day and that it could’ve gone to any dog.

“It wasn’t an easy de­ci­sion, there was lots of dogs that could’ve won the com­pe­ti­tion but in the end we got our win­ners and they were very wor­thy of it,” Mr Cousins said.

“The en­tire dog show event was run well and we had top con­di­tions on the field.

“The dog show is grow­ing and more and more peo­ple are tak­ing part in it which is fan­tas­tic news for the whole com­mu­nity.”

With the judg­ing of the show dogs Mr Cousins said a few things had to be con­sid­ered.

“Well all judges have a cri­te­rion for the dif­fer­ent breeds and what they have to be,” Mr Cousins said.

“All dogs have dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter­is­tics and we have to take that into con­sid­er­a­tion, so it’s not an easy job judg­ing the dogs as there’s a few that could re­ally win it.

“A huge thank you has to go out to all the vol­un­teers and or­gan­is­ers who helped out with the event.”

The dog show returns to the Mun­dub­bera Show this week­end with an­other huge line up ex­pected.

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