Sovereign City Dog Club show

Source: The Courier

TOP dogs converged on Morshead Park for Sunday's Sovereign City Kennel Club show.

VIDEO: Jeremy Bannister, Jordan Avery

From toys and terriers to hounds and working dogs, they arrived from across the state to vie for the ultimate honour of best in show.

Club secretary Jill McDonald said it was competitive, with a high standard of canines.

She said the event attracted 578 dogs and more than 190 different breeds.

“The best in show was a toy dog – an affenpinscher,” Ms McDonald said.

“The runner-up was an English setter from Gisborne.”

The club stages four shows a year, but Ms McDonald said across the state there would be at least two events every weekend.

Many dog lovers were willing to travel to be a part of them,” she said.

Shane McClure with Arkle the Irish Wolfhound
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Shane McClure with Arkle the Irish Wolfhound PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

“The majority of us start with one pet dog and you come to a  show and you get hooked,” she said.

 Jacques the Grand Bassett Griffon Vendine
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Jacques the Grand Bassett Griffon Vendine PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Memphis Rawlings and Reilly, the 5 yo Akita
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Memphis Rawlings and Reilly, the 5 yo Akita PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Lolas the British Bulldog PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Lolas the British Bulldog PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Brittany the Great Dane
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Brittany the Great Dane PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Apache the Great Dane with Saffron Walker
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Apache the Great Dane with Saffron Walker PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

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Sheridan Holmes Sherman the Bernese Mountain Dog
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Sheridan Holmes Sherman the Bernese Mountain Dog PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Bill Brown with Sienna the Bernese Mountain Dog
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Bill Brown with Sienna the Bernese Mountain Dog PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Megan Clark with Ripley the Bernese Mountain Dog
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Megan Clark with Ripley the Bernese Mountain Dog PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Megan Clark with Ripley the Bernese Mountain Dog
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Megan Clark with Ripley the Bernese Mountain Dog PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Margaret Read with Jude and Sparky the Miniatyre Longhair Dachsunds
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Margaret Read with Jude and Sparky the Miniatyre Longhair Dachsunds PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Margaret Read with Jude and Sparky the Miniatyre Longhair Dachsunds
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Margaret Read with Jude and Sparky the Miniatyre Longhair Dachsunds PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jag the American Cocker Spaniels with Catherine Grutzner
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Jag the American Cocker Spaniels with Catherine Grutzner PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Ryden the Golden Retriever
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Ryden the Golden Retriever PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Hoki and Kiora the Basenjis
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Hoki and Kiora the Basenjis PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

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Jacques the Grand Bassett Griffon Vendine
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Jacques the Grand Bassett Griffon Vendine PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Lola the British Bulldog PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Lola the British Bulldog PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Lola the British Bulldog with owner Carolyn Thomas
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Lola the British Bulldog with owner Carolyn Thomas PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Murphy the Boston Terrier with Debbie Monks
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Murphy the Boston Terrier with Debbie Monks PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Storm the Standard Poodle with owner and stylist Kate Chandler PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Storm the Standard Poodle with owner and stylist Kate Chandler PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Storm the Standard Poodle PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Storm the Standard Poodle PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Shandy Rawlings with Zeva the Lagotto
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Shandy Rawlings with Zeva the Lagotto PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Sheridan Holmes with Winter the Bernese Mountain Dog
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Sheridan Holmes with Winter the Bernese Mountain Dog PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Catherine Evans with Sherman the Bernese Mountain Dog
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Catherine Evans with Sherman the Bernese Mountain Dog PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Stan Green and Khan the Saluki wait to enter the ring
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Stan Green and Khan the Saluki wait to enter the ring PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Angel the Bassett Hound PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Angel the Bassett Hound PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jag and Poppy the American Cocker Spaniels PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jag and Poppy the American Cocker Spaniels PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jag and Poppy the American Cocker Spaniels PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Jag and Poppy the American Cocker Spaniels PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Hoki the Brindle Basenji with Natalie Notting PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

Hoki the Brindle Basenji with Natalie Notting PIC: JEREMY BANNISTER

This story Sovereign City Dog Club show first appeared on The Courier.