Dogs have top time at the Eidsvold Show
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.