Despite the wild weather welcoming guests from near and far, the Forbes Kennel Club hosted their three-day All Breeds Championship at the Kennel Club Grounds last weekend.
The show attracted 300 competitors along with their humans and featured a delightfully wide variety of Instagram-worthy dogs competing in a range of classes across the three days. They came from as far as Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.
The Club also hosted three interstate judges, flying them in from Victoria and South Australia for the event. Competitors were in high spirits, undeterred by the raging dust storm on the opening day of the show, parading their prized companions before judges who issued a trophy and sash to the winners of each group.
“Our numbers are unfortunately down from last year, mostly because of the drought,” said Forbes Kennel Club Secretary Faye Dwyer. “We are very grateful for Council’s assistance in keeping the grounds green and healthy in time for the show.”
The Club itself has been operating for about 50 years and although membership numbers dwindle, the passionate and tireless group members behind this event are a great asset to our community as each event gives a substantial economic boost to local businesses.
The competition is one of several through out the year hosted by the Forbes Kennel Club.
By Alexandria Irvine