Sunday 25th August 2019
On Sunday 25th August, Dogs Queensland hosted its annual All Dog Sports Spectacular at its Durack showgrounds. Dogs of all shapes, sizes and colours attended. It is one of the biggest canine one day events of the year in Queensland. The All Dog Sports Spectacular highlights everything in dog sports for the pedigree as well as cross bred dogs.
Different dog breeds were originally specifically bred for different purposes, to work, to assist and serve human kind. Nowadays, a lot of their jobs are no longer required; therefore our modern dogs can now be trained for fun and sport. The All Dog Sports Spectacular celebrates all the wonderful activities you and your family can be involved in with your canine family member and it was all there in the one place.
There were stalls selling dog equipment, dog treats, toys and dog food, as well as stalls giving out free show bags and samples and games and competitions. This year they had a fire truck display compete with delightful Dalmatians for photo opportunities.
We had Ruth, Wendy, Nicky, and Sally Anne manning the RDOC gazebo and selling dog leads,
There were so many dog sports on offer, such as Agility, Fly ball, Obedience, Rally O, Dances with Dogs, Gun Dog Retrieving, Tracking, Lure Coursing, and Duck Herding, just to name a few.
One of the most popular, exciting and
At the far end of the grounds, where things were a bit quieter, were the Obedience and Rally O rings. We had club members Caroline and Julia competing in Rally O and Colleen competing in both Rally and Obedience. It was hot and dusty and a lot of the dogs were feeling the heat.
Caroline and her black and white Border Collie, Groot did well and gained First place in Rally O Advance which gave him his RA Title.
Fly-ball is another increasingly popular dog sport that is fast and
In the Dances with Dogs
Overall it was an entertaining day out and the dogs enjoyed all the interesting sights, sounds and smells. So if you are interested in trying out some fun dog sports with your dog it would be well worth a visit for next year. The venue is dog friendly and child friendly so it’s a great day out for the whole family. Your dog doesn’t have to be a pedigree or a specific breed to do these sports, although choosing the most suitable sport usually depends on the personality and natural drive of the individual dog.
Whatever you decide, you and your dog will no longer be satisfied with just going for a walk around the block when you see all the fun activities on offer!