Canine talent on show at weekend
There will be no shortage of hot dogs at the Tokoroa Memorial Sports Grounds this weekend.
More than 2000 fit canines will be battling it out at the Tokoroa Dog Training Club championship agility and jumpers event.
Club president Gina Boreham said this was a record number for any club in New Zealand in the history of agility and jumpers events.
Competitors would be travelling from Christchurch and Whangarei and everywhere in between, she said.
Among the talented pups would be those belonging to New Zealand’s Got Talent star Chelsea Marriner.
Ms Boreham said the new location had most likely contributed to the influx of entries.
The club, which is hosting the champs for the eighth year, usually has about 1500 entries, she said.
The dogs would be in seven different classes in four separate categories.
Each one can run in three different competitions each day, Ms Boreham said.
After an outstanding show of support from the community, the club had managed to recruit all its volunteers from the South Waikato, she said.
‘‘We virtually haven’t had to ask anyone outside of the area to help. It’s been really, really awesome.’’
People are encouraged to come along.
‘‘But leave your dogs at home,’’ Ms Boreham said.