Furry friends of all kinds on parade at All Breeds Championship | Photos

From Friday to Sunday, the Bathurst Showground was full of furry friends of all kinds as the Bathurst and District Kennel Club hosted the All Breeds Championship Show.

There were common breeds on show, like cavalier, Staffordshire terrier, golden retriever and dachshund, but there were a few uncommon breeds entered including the Griffon Bruxellois, Havanese, Tenterfield terrier, Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever and Irish wolfhound.

Show manager Ros Cavanagh said there was over 300 contestants across the three days, with about a third of competitors coming from Bathurst.

"We had some entrants who came all the way from Victoria but a majority of the entrants are from NSW," she said.

"We were treated to some fabulous weather on Sunday and we had two raffles, with the money we raised from one raffle going to the farmers."


Bathurst and District Kennel Club president Tony Tau explained how the judging works.

"Judging of all the dogs are to breed standard," he said.

"Judges pick out the best dog and then they pick out the best bitch and out of the best dog and bitch, they pick the best breed.

"The best breeds go up against each other to compete for the best in group. The seven groups are toys, terriers, gun dogs, hounds, working dogs, utility and non-sporting. The best in group winners then go to the best in show."

For further information about the Bathurst and District Kennel Club and results from the show, join the group on Facebook - Bathurst & District Kennel Club.