Dog show

1,200 pooches to strut at Limerick dog show

Former Dogs Trust Ireland Chihuahua cross resident Obie tends to his teddy bear Photograph: ©Fran Veale

THE Limerick & District Canine Club’s 91st All Breed International Championship Dog Show will make a welcome return on August 18 after two years.

This year a total of 1,200 dog owners applied to take part in the show, which takes place at Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare.

There will be over 250 different breeds on display at the show – the widest variety to be seen in Ireland, with exhibitors coming from Israel, Spain, Sweden, Northern Ireland and United Kingdom.

“The Limerick dog show is considered the premier dog show in the Irish show calendar.

“Our judges this year are from Argentina, Ireland and South Africa. This year is a first for our club, we have a new show service provider OnlineDogShows.EU, where exhibitors enter online, can upload their numbers and exhibitor passes, but the main feature that is new to Ireland is live results,” revealed club chairman Antoine Kelly.

The show starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Visit the Limerick & District Canine Club Facebook page for more information.