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Animals

Animals

Cute and cuddly or big and beastly, animals are the star attraction of the Show.

Cute and cuddly or big and beastly, animals are the star attraction of the Show. Come and meet some of the 14,000 creatures who, for 14 days, will call Sydney Showground home.

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Dogs

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The Purina Sydney Royal Dog Show brings together thousands of pooches to find the champions of the canine world culminating with them competing for the prestigious title of ‘Best in Show’. All Dogs

Baby Puppy Competition

Cuteness overload! For the first time you'll see baby puppies in competition at the PURINA PRO PLAN Sydney Royal Dog Show.

Cuteness overload! For the first time you'll see baby puppies in competition at the PURINA PRO PLAN Sydney Royal Dog Show. At just 3 - 6 months old these little guys frolic more than flaunt their way around the ring. Every afternoon, you will be treated to an absolutely adorable display as Best Baby Puppy of the day is awarded their trophy.

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Cage Birds

The first two days of the Show feature the Sydney Royal Cage Bird Show.

The first two days of the Show feature the Sydney Royal Cage Bird Show. With 600 birds of all varieties exhibited it's known as the largest Royal bird display. This year's feature breed is the African Lovebird. These delightful small parrots are a favourite and come in a variety of colours from blue and grey to yellow and striking red.

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Cattle

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The beef and dairy industries are two of Australia's major agricultural enterprises. All Cattle

Poultry Competition

The Sydney Royal Poultry Competition is considered the benchmark Poultry Show in Australia.

The Sydney Royal Poultry Competition is considered the benchmark Poultry Show in Australia. Birds in the Competition are judged to the Australian Standards of Perfection. 2016 will see around 4,000 birds entered into the competition, all of which will be on display in the Steggles Poultry Pavilion. Make sure you have a gander at the geese and turkeys - they're amongst the finest animals you'll ever see.

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Rabbits

Bounce on down to the Domestic Animals Pavilion for the Sydney Royal Rabbit Competition.

Bounce on down to the Domestic Animals Pavilion for the Sydney Royal Rabbit Competition. Every year, around 250 entries compete by breed; Fur, Rex, Lop and Fancy. You can meet them and talk to their breeders on their one big day of judging.

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Sheep Competition

The Sydney Royal Sheep Show consists of Fleece, Merino, and Meat & Dual Purpose Breeds Competitions. Over 800 sheep will battle it out for this year' s top ovine prize.

The Sydney Royal Sheep Show consists of Fleece, Merino, and Meat & Dual Purpose Breeds Competitions. Over 800 sheep will battle it out for this year's top ovine prize.

The term Meat & Dual Purpose Sheep is a collective for 13 breeds of sheep exhibited at the Show.  One of which is the Wiltshire Horn Sheep which is making a comeback after a 15 year absence. Another is the Corriedale which is a 2016 feature breed.

A fascinating part of the Merino competition is the Objective Measurement Class. In this category Merino's are judged on visual characteristics, fleece type and on their subjective measurements including weight and data collected by scanning the sheep with an ultrasound to determine fat depth and muscle.

  • Meat & Dual Purpose Sheep Competition judging: 17 March from 8.00am

  • Objective Measurement Class for Merinos: 23 March from 8.00am

 

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Sheep Pavilion

The Sheep pavilion will showcase products and accessories made from wool and natural fibres alongside interactive exhibits.

The Sheep pavilion will showcase products and accessories made from wool and natural fibres alongside interactive exhibits.

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