GIVING his Yorkshire Terriers Kyra and Trent some words of encouragement is club president Alby Webster.
GIVING his Yorkshire Terriers Kyra and Trent some words of encouragement is club president Alby Webster.

Dog-eat-dog competition



THIS weekend, Murwillumbah is going to the dogs, or rather, the dogs are going to Murwillumbah.

An unprecedented show in town tomorrow and Sunday is bound to give many visitors and locals paws for thought.

About 4000 different paw prints are set to be left on the Murwillumbah showground when the first ever dog show held by the eightmonth old Tweed River Canine Club gets underway.

Club president, dog lover all his life and show dog keeper for 30 years, Alby Webster of Fernvale just outside of Murwillumbah, said 500 dogs were expected to show up tomorrow, followed by another 480 putting their best paws first on Sunday.

A good first try?

No, he said.

"We should have had about 600 a day, but Easter falls very early this year and that's cost us about 100 entries who are going to the Royal Easter Show in Sydney."

Even so the Murwillumbah event is set to outshine a dog show at Casino last week which has been going 25 years but Mr Webster said had attracted just 450 canines.

The inaugural Murwillumbah canine capers is expected to collar dog lovers from a wide area of mostly northern NSW and southern Queensland, and also some from as far afield as Sydney - despite the Easter bone of contention.



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