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Event Classes

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Ring 1

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


Ring 2 

12.15pm       Happiest Golden Oldie - +7 years

12.45pm       Best Staffie/Staffie cross 

1.15pm         BREAK

1.45pm         Prettiest Lady

2.15pm         Waggiest Tail 

2.45pm         Best 6 Legs


Here are some of our previous classes

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.