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


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.