April 6 & 7, 2019
Adelaide Showground

A sample of the dog breeds on display, with more to come.

Australian Cattle Dog
Bred to perform demanding tasks, the Australian cattle dog is extremely alert, intelligent, watchful and courageous. Highly trustworthy and reliable, they have a tenacious sense of duty. Loyal to their owners and wary of strangers, they are fiercely protective when used as a watch dog, although they are not barkers. The Australian cattle dog tends to be aggressive with other dogs and may display dominance and herding behaviours toward children. These dogs are highly energetic and require ample opportunities for exercise. Certainly not suited to apartment dwelling, Australian cattle dogs thrive when they have jobs to do.
See us at Site 671

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute features a powerful, sturdy body built for stamina and strength. It reigns as one of the oldest dog breeds whose original looks have not been significantly altered. This intelligent canine needs a job and consistent leadership to avoid becoming bored or challenging to handle.
Novice owners, beware. Dogs of this breed are sensitive and need plenty of companionship and open space. They are not well-suited to apartment life, and they are certainly high-shedding pooches who need plenty of grooming to keep their coats healthy. Expect to clean up dog hair all year long, and especially during shedding season. Alaskan Malamutes are high-energy dogs, and therefore require vigorous exercise.
See us at Site 648

Bearded Collie  

The Bearded Collie is one of Great Britain’s most ancient breeds. This shaggy, humble herding dog is still prized by shepherds because it is smart, strong, focused, agile, and willing to put in a good day’s work. Butchers and cattlemen/cattlewomen in Great Britain and elsewhere also value their assistance in herding and moving cantankerous cattle.
Beardies are happy dogs, with an adorable, inquisitive personality. They bond firmly with their people but are not particularly possessive or protective. They are attentive, stable and self-confident, and should show no signs of shyness, fearfulness or aggression.
See us at Site 672 & Site 671

Belgian Shepherd 
This medium-size herding dog breed originated in Belgium where they were used to herd sheep. Later graduating to police work, and today their versatility makes Belgian Shepherds suitable for many types of work and dog sports. Belgian Shepherds are alert, devoted, and protective.
See us at Site 654


Bergamasco Shepherd 
Bergamasco Shepherd Dogs, are an ancient Italian Herding Breed that are over 2000+ years old. They are very rare worldwide, with only around 21 dogs currently in Australia. They are a friendly, patient & intelligent breed that loves everyone, especially children.
The Bergamasco coat is unique, as they naturally develop dreadlocks at approx. 12 months old, which grows in length to reach the ground by the time the dog is 5 years old.
They may be suited to families with allergies as they have a wool coat which is low shedding.
See us at Site 655

Bernese Mountain Dog 
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, sturdy working dog with striking black tan and white distinctive markings and the long double coat. They are a gentle and placid dog devoted to their family. Puppies and young dogs are often quite boisterous during their adolescent stage and for this reason they are often not recommended for families with children under the age of 10 years.
They are a slow maturing breed. They should never express aggressive behaviour but are considered very good watchdogs as they usually bark to announce visitors arriving. Some Bernese may remain aloof to the attention of strangers. Compatibility with other pets. The Bernese Mountain Dog has a wonderful reputation in this regard
See us at Site 650

Border Terrier 
Although loved by many adoring owners, the Border Terrier could never be called a glamour dog. With a head 'like an otter' and a harsh and wiry top coat, the Border resembles a junkyard dog and is built for work rather than show. A little bit taller than an Australian Terrier, the Border stands around 25-28cm (10-11') and is lightly framed with a racy, athletic appearance. Colours range from red, tan, grizzle (salt and pepper), wheaten, or tan and blue. The thick skin, or 'pelt' can be lifted from the body and with the water-repelling double coat, is designed to protect the dog from the cold, harsh climate of its homeland. A Border Terrier can make a great little pet for the whole family and has something to offer for everyone. Men will appreciate its rough and tumble appearance, mums will no doubt be grateful for its compact size and the kids will love its playful and energetic nature
See us at Site 624


Borzoi

For those who are looking for a polite, quiet, dignified companion dog, a Borzoi is the perfect choice. Rowdy as puppies, once Borzoi reach adulthood, their personality is often compared to that of a cat. While they love affection, Borzoi can entertain themselves (constructively), and do not require constant supervision. They don't bark much and are so light on their feet that you can't even hear them coming across a wooden floor.
See us at Site 626

Boxers       
The boxer is a medium sized dog, very muscular, sturdy and deep chested. They have a short muzzle and a slightly upturned chin. The head and muzzle have wrinkly skin, which gives the boxer its unique appearance. When this dog moves it covers the ground quickly. The gait makes it look very noble, and the movement shows great energy in the powerful looking legs. The boxer is built to cover many types of ground and families
See us at Site 657

Bull Terrier     
The Modern breed is a loving, loyal, clown of a dog, who makes an excellent family companion for those with active lifestyles. They love being with people and want to be included in all family activities whether it's a ride in the car, a neighbourhood stroll or a romp in the park. Bullies need a lot of vigorous exercise. Though short and stocky, they are a hardy breed and are happiest when they are active. Long walks, short runs, or playing long games of ball in the back yard will meet their daily activity requirements. If a Bull Terrier is not getting enough exercise, they are sure to let you know.
See us at Site 668 & Site 660


Bullmastiff

The Bullmastiff today is a powerfully built, symmetrical dog showing great strength. His temperament combines high spirits, reliability, activity, endurance and alertness. The Bullmastiff is a natural guardian of the home and family. 
Temperament: The Bullmastiff is a protective and alert dog who makes a good watchdog. High-spirited and loyal, the Bullmastiff loves human attention and is devoted to its family. 
Height: Male Bullmastiffs range from 25 inches to 27 inches. Female Bullmastiffs range from 24 inches to 26 inches. Measured at the shoulder. 
Weight: Male Bullmastiffs range 50 to 59Kg. Female Bullmastiffs range from 41 to 50kg. 
Colours: Bullmastiffs are any shade of brindle, fawn or red. All should have a black muzzle & markings around the eyes, commonly referred to as its mask.
Suitable Owners: Adults/Adults with children whose parents are sensible, who are willing to regularly socialize their pup with other breeds and other animals; who are willing to train their Bullmastiff in basic obedience commands like, sit, stay, drop and leave it. This also should begin at a young age. Being a protective breed they will need constant and continual interaction with people and other dogs. This dog definitely needs to know his boundaries.
See us at Site 670

Chinese Crested
Chinese Crested dogs are expressive dogs who can smile and even hug. Always happy and energetic, this breed loves people and can become quite attached to their primary caregiver. Often called “Velcro” dogs, they will physically attach themselves to their favourite person, and will use their paws to hug that person around the neck. This toy breed loves to climb like a cat, and never tires of playing with children, adults, or other animals. Their size, desire to please, and low activity requirements make them a good choice for first time dog owners, and an even better choice for retirees who have a lot of time to devote to their dog. The Chinese Crested loves to be the centre of attention, soaks up affection and does not like to be left alone for long periods of time.
See us at Site 626

Fox Terriers

Fox Terriers are spunky, fearless, loyal dogs who adore the outdoors as much as they enjoy people. They were developed to work as part of fox hunting parties, bolting foxes from their dens out into the open where Foxhounds and hunters then took over. Their small size allowed them to get into the foxes dens, and t heir long legs helped them keep up with the hounds. Today, Fox Terriers still enjoy running and digging, and are happy to do so alongside kids of all ages. They are active dogs who require a family who is committed to exercise, but for experienced owners, these terriers make a great family pet.
See us at Site 660

German Spitz Mittel
Happy, alert, watchful and buoyant, the German Spitz make good watchdogs. They are excellent jumpers and love to stand on their hind legs. They enjoy a lot of human attention, and are very happy to please. Teach this dog early that it may bark a couple of times when the doorbell rings or when there are visitors, but then to keep quiet. Be very consistent about this. They are alert, curious and very busy. They must be taught that the owner is the boss, or they will not listen. This breed may become too demanding if the owner allows it. If you do not show this dog all humans are the pack leader to him, he will not be trustworthy with children. They may become nervous and snappish toward them. However, they can get along well with children so long as the child is taught how to demonstrate leadership skills. German Spitz are also good companions for an elderly person.
See us at Site 617

Hungarian Vizsla          
Hungarian Vizslas are lovingly referred to as “Velcro dogs” because they want to be with the people they love 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This attachment goes back to the Vizsla's roots as a hunting dog. In the field, he never strayed too far from the hunter, which created a strong bonding experience. Vizslas are the perfect family dog for those who are already committed to an active lifestyle. Hunters can still use them to track and point in the field, and at home Vizslas make superb hiking, biking and jogging companions. They are fairly easy to train, and make a fine addition to active, outdoorsy families.
See us at Site 629

Jack Russell Terrier       
Jack Russell Terriers are the biggest dogs you'll ever meet in such a tiny package. They can run all day and keep coming back for more. They are sharply intelligent and absolutely nothing gets past them. There is no fooling a Jack Russell. They are spirited terriers, fearless and sassy with minds of their own and aren't above causing mischief to get a laugh. They are highly trainable and are famous for their high-jumping antics. When raised alongside children, The Jack Russell makes a fine family dog, who are exceptional athletes who excel in the competitive arena.  
See us at Site 658

Large Munsterlanders

The Large Munsterlander is courageous, cheerful, intelligent and obedient. It makes a wonderful house companion dog and is very trainable. Munsterlanders are loyal and friendly dogs that are responsive to their humans. They make very good friends. Originally breed as a gun dog Munsterlander can become destructive when lacking in leadership and/or mental and pysical exercise. They are not guard dogs and are good with other animals and with children. They will be happiest when used as working dogs. The coat is black and white with hair of medium length. Due to the nature of the piebald gene, the amount of black in an individual's coat pattern is highly variable, ranging from predominantly white to predominantly black. Markings occur as solid black patches, with black ticking or roan filling in the white fur in varying degrees of concentration.
See us at Site 622

Newfoundland
NEWFOUNDLANDS are the ‘gentle giants’ of the dog world.  They are large and powerful dogs yet their gentle and amiable nature makes them ideal family dogs.  They have a great affinity with water and humans.  Newfs, as they are often called, thrive on human companionship. The majority of Newfoundlands have a black coat but they can also be brown or white with black markings (a Landseer).
As puppies and adolescents they are frequently clumsy, enthusiastic, invariably in your way, generally ‘deaf’ to your commands and often wet and muddy.  They are capable of carrying considerable vegetation into the house in their coat and feet, and shed their coat twice a year.
If you are houseproud, lead a busy life or are out at work full-time, this is NOT the breed for you.  They need love, attention, good food, regular grooming, more love, basic obedience training, space to run and a loving ‘family’. This is not a breed to live in a kennel or be left alone, either shut outside or in another room. They demand the company of humans and are happiest living as one of the family. BE WARNED they can become addictive, and many people have more than one.
See us at Site 630

Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh corgi
The Welsh Corgi originated from the same family as the Spitz, the Elkhound and the Pomeranian. The Pembroke does not have Dachshund characteristics, unlike its cousin the Cardigan Welsh Corgi,. Corgis are heelers, used as a working breed to herd livestock much the same as the Australian Cattle Dog. They are outgoing, friendly and loyal. Nonetheless they are instinctively a herding dog, a heeler, and may display this tendency if it sights a nice pair of heels on the move to nip at. Pembrokes are active dogs, breeders suggesting they are more outgoing and excitable than the reserved Cardigans. They are affectionate and accepting of children though may be suspicious of strangers. They are quite active, not docile lap dogs. They are dogs that don't really need excessive space, preferring to have plenty of attention rather than acres of room. 
Temperament: active, friendly, loyal. Lifespan: 12 years. Maintenance: medium. Recommended for: families
See us at Site 662 & Site 671

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a small, low to the ground dog, and is about 50% longer than it is tall. The dog has shaggy eyebrows, beard and moustache. The coat is white with any combination of lemon, orange, black, sable, tricolour or grizzle markings. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is sometimes called the "Little Griffon Vendeen Basset." Cheerful, friendly and intelligent, this little dog is comical to watch. This delightful pooch is curious and self-assured. Bold and lively, compact and robust, it loves to explore. He's a dog that needs firm leadership and will become demanding and wilful if his owner does not provide it. The PBGV is basically a pack animal and much of his behaviour reflects this heritage.. Loves to dig and is an escape artist. These dogs are generally good with other dogs, but should not be trusted with non-canine pets, however can get along with cats. The PBGV is intelligent and can be trained for many purposes. He also has a great desire to please.
See us at Site 622

Peruvian Hairless Dog
Peruvian Hairless Dog is a lively, alert, inquisitive sighthound that plays well with other dogs and is easy to live with. Their temperament is similar to that of a Whippet. They are loyal and affectionate to their family members and make excellent companions. These are sensitive dogs that are best suited for homes with adults and older children. They are instinctively protective and defensive around unfamiliar people and dogs. Because they are suspicious of strangers, PIOs make good watch dogs and guard dogs. They don’t appreciate being left alone for long periods of time and do best having at least one other canine friend in the family. These are active, agile, athletic animals that probably aren’t the best choice for first-time dog owners. However, with experienced owners, they can be alert guardians and friendly companions all in one package. It is very important to start socializing and training PIOs at an early age, so that they grow into stable, reliable adults.
See us at Site 626

Rottweiler       
Rottweilers are incredibly loyal, which makes them superb watchdogs, and they will protect their family fearlessly – but to be viscous, they must be trained that way. When properly trained, socialized and exercised from puppyhood, Rotties are even tempered and dignified companions. They do not buddy up to just any newcomer, but rather take their time to decide who is worthy of their time and affection. With their families they are affectionate and playful, and most Rottweiler owners note that their dogs seem to not know how large they are, wanting to cuddle up on the couch or the bed. For experienced dog owners who have the time to commit to a large breed, the Rottweiler is a true blue friend.
See us at Site 656

Samoyed
The Samoyed has a compact, muscular body. The wedge-shaped head is broad and slightly crowned. The muzzle is in proportion to the size of the dog, tapering to the nose. The stop is well defined but not abrupt. The nose colour can be black, brown or liver. The lips are black. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The dark, almond-shaped eyes are deep-set, somewhat wide apart, with a slanting lower lid and dark rims. The erect, triangular ears are slightly rounded at the tips. The tail is moderately long, well-covered with hair, carried rolled on the back. The legs are solid and muscular and the feet are flat and covered with hair. The thick, double coat is profuse. The undercoat is soft, short and thick with longer hairs growing out to the outer coat. The outer coat is harsh and stands straight out, not wavy. Males’ coats are more profuse than females’. There is a rough around the neck and shoulders, framing the head. Coat colours include pure white, biscuit, yellow and cream. Sometimes white with silver tips. Pure white is preferred in the show ring.
See us at Site 628

Siberian Husky
The Siberian Husky is a beautiful dog breed with a thick coat that comes in a multitude of colours and markings. Their blue or multi-coloured eyes and striking facial masks only add to the appeal of this breed, which originated in Siberia. It is easy to see why many are drawn to the Siberian’s wolf-like looks, but be aware that this athletic, intelligent dog can be independent and challenging for first-time dog owners. Huskies also put the “H” in Houdini and need a fenced yard that is sunk in the ground to prevent escapes.
See us at Site 648

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

One look at the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and you might be intimidated by its strong, powerful presence. With its brawny stance and almost larger-than-life jaws, the dog may give you the wrong first impression.
Take another look: Beneath the athletic build is a big-hearted pooch eager to bestow endless licks of affection and what he hopes is never-ending lap time. This dog is a serious nuzzler and has become a popular choice of families in England and America.
See us at Site 660

Tenterfield Terriers
Tenterfield Terrier dogs get along wonderfully with children and other animals, but they need to be socialize early. They are often used as companion dogs for larger breeds and can become best friends with the family cat when introduced as a puppy. They are bright, happy and friendly, and love nothing more than a cuddle on your lap.
Despite its gorgeous looks, they are a good watchdog.
This breed loves human companionship and does not adapt well to solitary life in a backyard. A good, safe, high fence is required. They are a very adaptable breed with moderate exercise requirements.
See us at Site 660

Tibetan Mastiff 
This still primitive dog breed was developed centuries ago in Tibet. Originally used as guard dogs for livestock and property, Tibetan Mastiffs can still be found performing that role, but they also enjoy life as a family companion and show dog.
See us at Site 621

West Highland White Terrier
The West Highland White Terrier, or Westie, is everything a terrier was meant to be: self-assured, spunky, curious, fearless and tenacious. These little dogs need plenty of walks and interactive play time, and like to be fully involved in all household activity. They are curious and like to get into everything, poking around in closets, cabinets and perching at the window to keep up on the neighbourhood happenings. Westies are excellent watchdogs, as they will bark at the slightest noise they hear, but after they are done barking at your guests, they will greet friends with a polite wag of the tail and then go about their business. They still possess a strong desire to hunt rodents, so if you live in the suburbs or on a farm, you can be assured your property will remain pest-free, but beware, he is likely to present his “prizes” to you as a gift. Westies get along well with other family dogs and enjoy playing with older children.
See us at Site 660