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Big Day Out For Dogs & Canine Christmas Market

When:

Sun 13 Dec 2015, 10:30am–4:00pm

Where: KCC Park, 655 Western Port Highway, Skye, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: mediawhf

Dogs Victoria welcomes you to its annual open day and community event.

Your whole family will enjoy the energising dog performance/sport demonstrations and competition, fun canine activities plus breed displays, shopping and a whole lot more! Absolutely everything to do with dogs and the people who love them will be descending on KCC Park. Entry and parking is free and all dogs are welcome, on their lead of course. Bring a picnic or enjoy hot and cold refreshments at the K9 Kiosk.

Our Open day encompasses the following main events and attractions to see and do:

Meet the Breeds:
Meet our members and dogs, learn all about purebred dogs as well as the many responsibilities that come with owning a dog. If you are interested in a particular breed of dog or need advice, our members are happy to lend their expertise and answer any questions, in particular on the dog the best suits your family and lifestyle.

Dog Sport Demonstrations:
Agility - A fast, exciting obstacle course where dogs and their owners have to ‘beat the clock’ through a series of jumps, ramps, elevated walks, weave poles, different types of tunnels and a see-saw.

Obedience - Dogs must perfectly execute a predefined set of tasks when directed to do so by his handler, such as the basic commands of come, sit and stay, through to more advanced skills such retrieving, jumping and scent work. Rally Obedience incorporates the element of a course of designated stations.

Dances with Dogs - watch dogs perform to music as they do routines with their human partners!
Earthdog - is for small terriers and other breeds to use their natural instincts in a safe, simulated underground environment.

Dog Sport Competition:
Conformation - This is a traditional competition, where the dogs conformation (overall appearance and are judges by specialist judges against the breed standard. Many clubs will be hosting opens shows and member competitions where trainee judges officiate and it is considered the training ground for all judges, officials, dogs and owners.

Have A Go:
Lure Coursing - Your dog can have fun jumping, pouncing, running and spinning and as they chase a lure around a course.

Tunnelling - Dogs can have a go at running through a tunnel course.

Fun Competitions:

Is your dog the happiest dog? Or performs a spectacular trick? Or do you look like your dog, or does your dog look like you?... plus more! Enter and win some great prizes.

Shopping:
The Canine Christmas Market with plenty of stalls and exhibitors with everything a dog will need. A great place to spoil your pooch, and pick-up last minute Christmas gifts for your dog loving family and friends. ( If you wish to apply for a stall site, email media@dogsvictoria.org.au)

Canine Art Show competition: Variety of dog exhibits covering paintings, sculpture, and handiwork.
Kids Activities: Free face painting and jumping castles.

Informational:
- Visit the Laurie Luxmore Library, the largest canine resource centre in Australia and the Canine museum with a diverse collection of items to explore and purchase
- General and membership enquiries at the DOGS Victoria stand. Pick-up a show bag and enter into the prize draws
- Grooming demonstrations, puppy classes

and more.