Dogs have their day at Tullamore Dog Trials

DOGS ARE NUMBER ONE: Some of the winners from the Tullamore Dog Trials held at Tullamore Showground - from left, Jenny Whitelick, Mick Hudson, Rob Pamment, Greg Prince and Pip Hudson. Photo: Contributed
DOGS ARE NUMBER ONE: Some of the winners from the Tullamore Dog Trials held at Tullamore Showground - from left, Jenny Whitelick, Mick Hudson, Rob Pamment, Greg Prince and Pip Hudson. Photo: Contributed

The Tullamore Dog Trials held at Tullamore Showground were again very successful. Co-coordinator Paul Schiller was very pleased with the number of entries and standard of the dogs' ability.

A highlight of this year's event was the inaugural 'Mini State of Origin' with competitors from Western Australia, Queensland, NSW and Victoria taking part.

The State of Origin was sponsored by Paul and Helen Schiller. Two dogs from each state competed for the title, with the winning team coming from NSW – dogs belonging to Leigh Foster and Frank Singleton. Each winner was awarded an individual trophy and their names on the shield which remains in Tullamore.

Tullamore PA&H catered the event with delicious cakes and slices, as well as hot food and drinks.

The organisers thanked the McMahon family for providing the sheep.

All levels of dog ability is welcomed to next year's event. Camping and caravan facilities are available at the showground. Don’t forget the Tullamore Annual Show is on this Friday and Saturday, August 11-12.