National Dog Show in town

03:14, Oct 03 2012
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Amy Bray, 11, handles a Welsh Springer Spaniel called Sunny which won reserve best in breed at the National Dog Show.
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Alysha Judson, 11, from Taranaki with Buffy the Cockerspaniel at the National Dog Show.
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Amanda Calman of Whanganui with Diva the English Cockerspaniel which won best of breed at the National Dog Show.
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Mattias Bently, 7, looks at TJ the Sealyham Terrier from San Francisco at the National Dog Show.
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Shelby the Old English Sheepdog owned by Christine and Gordon Fletcher of Wainuiomata at the National Dog Show.

Primped and preened pooches are strutting their stuff at this year's Eukanuba National Dog Show.

About 1500 canines are involved in the show, being held at the New Zealand Kennel Club in Porirua until Saturday.

Categories including puppies, gun dogs and working dogs are being judged on their appearance, obedience and agility during the event by judged hailing from Denmark, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Finalists from regional heats around the country will vie for the chance to represent New Zealand at Cruft's Dog Show in England in March next year,

The show will culminate in the awarding of best of breed and best in show titles on Saturday afternoon.

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