Ivy Toa with her two old English bulldogs, Dennis and Marion, at the Nelson District Kennel Association National Championship dog show. Photo: Susan Johnson.

Ivy’s bulldogs on show

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Ivy Toa’s dogs were two of the many that showed up at the recent district championships, to compete against other dogs and their enthusiastic owners.

Despite the heat, it was a huge turnout across three days, with all breeds from chihuahuas to Irish wolfhounds.

The show was held at the A&P showgrounds in Richmond. The event was hosted by the Nelson District Kennel Association, who are based in Richmond Park in Lower Queen Street.

The club is an all-breeds club and is a part of the New Zealand Kennel Association, with championship shows in January, open shows in June and September, as well as 10 ribbon parades throughout the year.