Terrier ready to show turn of speed at show

JILL GALLOWAY
Last updated 12:00 06/12/2013

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There is no carb loading, there is no treadmill, there is to be no marathon in sight, but Jolene - the Australian terrier - is pumped to show plenty of pace.

She is going to run against other terriers at the Royal Show at Manfeild Park in Feilding.

Dogs will compete to be the champion of the show when they strut their stuff at the raceway tomorrow afternoon.

Lucy Akers owns Jolene.

She says the terrier is self-trained, running around the garden and lawn with their labrador, Malolo.

"I don't think Jolene will be a favourite. She raced at the Dannevirke A&P Show, and veered off the race track to see the children."

But she said the good news was that Jolene had recently been groomed.

"So she will be streamlined and has been racing groomed."

There's no carb loading for Jolene before her big race.

"She is a picky eater. She has a scrambled egg breakfast and meat or dog biscuits for tea."

Miss Akers' sister, who owns Delta Dawn, is planning to put her dog in the terrier race too.

Delta Dawn was resting on a bed out of the heat, saving herself for the big race, when the Manawatu Standard called.

Terrier racing is at 2.30pm.

The pooch parade is at 11.30am.

The supreme dairy exhibit is 1pm till 2.30pm.

The supreme pig champion of the show is decided 2pm till 2.30pm.

The supreme champion sheep is judged at the same time.

And there are equestrian contests during the day and evening.

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