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.