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12.00pm Puppy Parade – under 1 year
12.30pm Best Furry Friend
1.00pm 30 minute break
1.30pm Handsomest dog
2.00pm Best set of Gnashers
2.30pm Dog who most resembles its owner
3.00pm Dog of the Day – Grand Finale
12.15pm Happiest Golden Oldie - +7 years
12.45pm Best Staffie/Staffie cross
1.45pm Prettiest Lady
2.15pm Waggiest Tail
2.45pm Best 6 Legs
Waggiest Tail - A healthy looking dog that is able to express happiness through its body language
Best Set of Gnashers – Demonstrate a strong owner/dog relationship to permit manipulation of the mouth without anxiety. General dental health as indicated by low levels of tartar and no evidence of gingivitis.
Best Furry Friend - Tell us why your dog is your dog is your best friend. The dog must show a great relationship with their owner and response to simple sit commands.
Happiest Golden Oldie & Puppy Parade – A happy dog should be one that is calm, friendly and relaxed, without being overly excited or showing signs of fear or stress. In general a happy dog will be alert and attentive with relaxed body posture, a wagging tail and its ears up. NB: These behaviours in isolation would not necessarily indicate a happy dog – judges will look for a combination of the above behaviours.
Dog That Most Resembles its Owner – Do you and your dog have an uncanny resemblance? If so this is the class for you!
Prettiest Bitch/Handsomest Dog - Do you own the most beautiful dog? If so these are the classes for you. As well as a well-behaved dog the judges will look at the condition of the dog's coat, claws and teeth.
Best Staffie / Staffie Cross - A happy dog should be one that is calm, friendly and relaxed, without being overly excited or showing signs of fear or stress. In general a happy dog will be alert and attentive with relaxed body posture. Following the judge’s directions, each handler demonstrates walk to heel, sit resume walk to heel, right-about turn, walk to heel and down – stay until released by judge. The Judge will look to see if the dog’s attention is on its owner and for the dog’s eagerness to accept and follow leadership from the owner. Prize is awarded for the least number of deviations from instruction. NB: These behaviours in isolation would not necessarily indicate a happy dog – judges will look for a combination of the above behaviours.
Best 6 legs - Another fun class. Dog and its owner MUST have matching legs and we're not just talking about all 6 being hairy! The winner of this class with be the most imaginative idea!
Dog of the Day – Bark in the Park’s Grand Finale! The winner is drawn from 1st place winners from all the previous categories.
PLEASE NOTE. The judge’s decision is final. Rosettes are issued to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.