Plenty of pooches at Proser­pine dog show

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MORE than 300 dogs and about 80 own­ers took part in three cham­pi­onships shows hosted by the Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Obe­di­ence and Ken­nel Club on the week­end.

The event ran from Fri­day to Sun­day at the Proser­pine show­grounds and was of­fi­ci­ated by in­ter­na­tional-ac­cred­ited judges Lanie Knox, Wayne Bur­ton and Pa­tri­cia Hall, who all made the trip from Syd­ney.

John King’s rot­tweiler, Black­combe the Pa­triot, was named best in show all three days.

Club trea­surer Desni Wilkins said all the com­peti­tors had re­ally en­joyed them­selves and that they looked for­ward to com­ing back in the fu­ture.

“We’ve had noth­ing but pos­i­tive feed­back from ev­ery­one and the week­end was a great suc­cess. It was a happy and very sports­man­like en­vi­ron­ment which is al­ways great to see,” she said.

“This club al­most closed down in Fe­bru­ary this year but the present com­mit­tee have been work­ing their butts off through fundrais­ing and ad­ver­tis­ing to keep the club go­ing.”

Mrs Wilkins thanked ev­ery­one who had sup­ported the event with dogs and their own­ers com­ing from as far south as Bris­bane and as north as Cairns.

“The whole state has re­ally got be­hind us and it was fan­tas­tic to host such a big show here,” she said.

TOP DOG: John King (third from left) stands with his rot­tweiler (Supreme Cham­pion Black­combe the Pa­triot) and judges Wayne Bur­ton, Lanie Knox and Par­ti­cia Hall at the Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Obe­di­ence and Ken­nel Club's dog show held in Proser­pine on the week­end.

ON SHOW: Robyn Ni­chol­son leads her dog, Supreme Cham­pion Sun­ford Gin­ger Meggs at the dog show held in Proser­pine on the week­end.

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