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Our dogs are family and no words could ever portray just how much joy and love they bring to our lives. Next weekend an entire festival event is dedicated to our furry little friends and all of their exploits.

Now in its fifth year the show continues to attract tens of thousands of visitors from every corner of the state, with numbers growing significantly year on year. This year there is an array of attractions to check out.

Dogs will be competing in Sydney’s first ever Common Woof Games, which will see competitors battling it out across 11 different ’s-paw-ts’. The inaugural AWDI Sheep Herding Trials will also be happening for the more serious competitors, and finally the BlackHawk DockDogs Diving Competition will see dogs of all shapes and sizes launching themselves into a giant 100,000 litre pool to take out the titles of fastest, highest, and longest retrievals – all while saturating the crowd with splashes!

If competition isn’t your cup of tea though there will also be appearances from some of the worlds most famous puppies, one of which even has 110,000 Instagram followers.

Throughout the weekend hearts will melt with over 500 beautiful dogs and more than 120 breeds frolicking about with each other. You never know you may even find your puppy soulmate at the Dog Adoption Stage or one of the 40 rescue shelter stalls.

Aug 4-5. Hordern Pavillion, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park. $12-$76+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.dogloversshow.com.au