Dogs on good behaviour for judges
THEY gathered around a ring, all shapes and sizes on leads, and generally well-behaved.
Around 20 dog owners took the opportunity to enter their four-legged friends in the pet competition at the Tyrendarra Show on Saturday.
Chief steward Sam Sharp said she noticed an absence of cat and bird entries, which was probably a good thing given the number of dogs.
“There were a range of different dogs, it is very much a fun event and is all about encouraging kids to enter with their pets,” she said.
Categories included the prettiest unusual pet, pet with longest legs, pet most likely to scare grandmothers, and pet and owner who look most alike.
A two-year-old pure ridgeback named Sarsky owned by Portland resident Joni Farley took out the first prize of the day in the competition, the best kept dog category.
Rupinder Singh’s four-year-old black and white border collie Dixie was judged champion pet of the show.