Paws for fun at the Cork Summer Pet Dog Show

Munster Agricultural Society Chair Gerard Murphy pictured with Chloe Barrett at the launch of the Cork Summer Pet Dog Show. Pic: Clare Keogh

CORK Summer Show is calling on all pet dogs, great and small, young and old, to take part in this year’s Cork Summer Pet Dog Show!

One of the biggest dog shows in Munster, the Cork Summer Pet Dog Show is open to all pet dogs, across twelve categories, on both Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18 June 2017 at the Showgrounds at Curraheen.

“The Pet Dog Show is one of the most popular elements of the Cork Summer Show. Last year we had more than 400 dogs and owners participate in the competition. Our Pet Dog Show is open to all dogs, and our judges will be looking for dogs that are fun, happy, talented and charming, so if you think that your dog fits the bill then be sure to bring your dog this year,” said Gerard Murphy, Chairman of the Munster Agriculture Society.

The competition categories include awards for best groomed dog, best puppy (over 6 months and under 12 months), small dog, medium dog, large dog, terrier, veteran, rescue dog, fancy dress and the much coveted ‘dog I would like to take home’.

“This year our judges are also going to award those young exhibitors – 12 years and under – who display excellent handling skills while showing their pet dogs. There will also be an award for those adults with the same skillset,” he added.

An entry fee of €2 will be charged per dog with all proceeds going to Pieta House. Entries will be taken on the day from 1pm and showings will begin at 2pm. For further information, please see