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May 11, 2019

Palm Cove Dog Show

Palm Cove Dog Show

Despite the wet weather, the Palm Cove Dog Show returned this year – an enjoyable event for all those with two and four feet.


Held on Sunday 28th April 2019, on behalf of Tourism Palm Cove, the event is currently in its fifth year. All proceeds raised from the event are donated to Y.A.P.S. at Smithfield, QLD.


There was a moving tribute at the PRESENTATION OF THE TOYAH CORDINGLY MEMORIAL TROPHY by her Grandmother, Alma, for the Best Rescue Dog award. Toyah’s tragic murder stunned locals and is yet to be solved. The memory of Toyah ‘s love for animals is to be honoured by the opening of a new Paws and Claws Animal Shelter and Refuge in the Douglas Shire.



The winner of the Best Rescue Dog category was Diesel, an Alsatian (pictured above), who found his forever home as an adult with Ari. This was my favourite competition to watch since we got to hear and learn more about each of the entrants’ rescue stories from their current owners or foster carers. One of the runners up, Topsy, a dog that had been rescued in Hong Kong by her British owner, and bought to Australia to begin her new life Down Under.


Order of Events

  1. Fancy dress, dogs children 14 years and under
  2. Fancy dress, dogs & handlers over 14years
  3. Themed fancy dress, cartoon/movie/characters PRESENTATION OF $100.00 PRIZE FOR THE BEST FANCY DRESS.
  4. Dogs aged 3-10years
  5. Dapper Senior dogs over 10
  6. Best groomed
  7. Owner/dog look-a-like
  8. Jumping dog
  9. Best Rescue/Adopted dog
  10. Palm Cove puppy, under 3 years
  11. Palm Cove Prince and Princess
  12. Grand Parade and finale, 11.30am


Entry Fee $10.00 per dog, enter on the day.

Palm Cove Dog Show


There were a few stallholders at the event, if you are thinking of attending next year, there is no cost involved, just a donation to YAPS via Tourism Palm Cove.

All dogs that attended the event must be on a lead, registered and de-sexed.


Palm Cove Dog Show