Wunghnu gets dog club’s wag of approval

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Wunghnu received a big thumbs up from organisers of the Euroa Kennel Club’s championships held at the town’s recreation reserve on May 15 and 16.

More than 600 dogs and their owners from Victoria, NSW and SA converged on the site and Euroa Kennel Club secretary Kathy Humphries said Wunghnu couldn’t have been more welcoming.

Normally held at Longwood Recreation Reserve, the club switched venues after it was deemed no longer suitable for dogs.

“Everyone went out of their way to make us welcome,” Ms Humphries said.

"The refurbished facilities — showers and toilets — were fantastic and people could camp, which was just great.“

Ms Humphries said finding suitable grounds for dog shows could sometimes be difficult, as many venues also hosted other sporting events and sometimes groups had reservations about dogs.

Football and netball games are no longer played at Wunghnu, which meant there was more flexibility around the timing of the event.

“Our dog owners are responsible, they clean up after their dogs and they keep them on leads,” Ms Humphries said.

“The facilities and people at Wunghnu are fabulous and we look forward to holding future events there. We’ll also encourage other dog clubs to consider holding their events there, too.”


Sorted into seven categories, the dogs were judged on a variety of qualities, such as coat, stance and obedience, judge Adrian Jones said.

“It’s all eliminations, and the last dog that is unbeaten at the show is the best-in-show,” he said.

Best-in-Show: Australian Shepherd, Aust Sup Ch Ellagant Covert Surveillance (A. Richardson and K. McKinnon).

Toys: Best-in-Group: Pug, Kryptonic Mochizuki (Kim Ryan).

Terriers: Best-in-Group: Kerry Blue Terrier, Aust Sup Ch Legeartis Carte Blanche (Imp NZ) (Rhonda Dearnaley).

Gundogs: Best-in-Group: German Short-haired Pointer, Aust Ch Canawindra Over The Moon (B. and C. Walter).

Hounds: Best-in-Group: Saluki, Aust Sup Ch Crisnick Whiskey On Ice (AI) (Talkabout Kennels).

Working Dogs: Best-in-Group, Australian Shepherd, Aust Sup Ch Ellagant Covert Surveillance (A. Richardson and K. McKinnon).

Utility Dogs: Open-in-Group: Portuguese Water Dog, Uptrend Celestial Navigator (C. Taylor and R. Barger).

Non-Sporting Dogs: Best-in-Group and open-in-group: Poodle (Standard), Aust Ch Poshnoir Reilly Ace Of Spies (AI) (W. Talintyre/J. Turnley and A. Rosell).

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