Hosted by none other than Dave Graham, the Common Woof Games bring together the most elite four-legged sporting talents in Australia, representing four countries across the Commonwealth competing across ball-sports and track and field events that will excite and inspire the whole family!
With an opening ceremony headlined with a brand new show featuring Dr Katrina Warren with Kelly Gill & the talented Wonderdogs, alongside entertainment by Rodney Gooch and his height defying 4 Paws Sports Team, be sure to schedule your visit around this exhilarating spectacle. Australia’s much loved celebrity vet Dr Harry Cooper also joins in on the action for his first appearance at the Brisbane Dog Lovers Show co-hosting at 12.15pm and 2.15pm!
Here’s a highlight of each of the competitions taking in the Royal Canin Arena as part of the Common Woof Games…
There are no show-ponies in the Common Woof Games, these K9 talents are primed for pole pawsition with only have one mission in mind –score as many goals as they can in a nonstop, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shootout.
Gravity-defying and awe-inspiring, these spring-loaded athletes scale a wall in rapid-fire form. It’s fast paced, exhilarating and will have you on the edge of your seat cheering them on.
This is one sport notorious for favouring six-footers, but not in the Common Woof Games. In a game of skill – the Michael Jordan’s, LeBron James’s and Stephen Curry’s of the dog world will show off some hoop-time in a shoot-out guaranteed to have the NBA’s draft selectors scouting!
Endurance, speed and accuracy are the secret formula for success, and watch as these incredible dogs coordinate not two, but four lead and trail legs without missing a beat, judging the exact moment to take-off efficiently and aerodynamically and make it home as the winning woofer.
Ragnar Lothbrok called and he wants his Viking warrior dogs back. Poached straight from the training grounds of the elite, these tough-as-nails woofletes duck, weave and race though blunt javelins released by their human coaches against the clock!
There ain’t no cowboys here – these courageous and clever Common Woof canines don’t
sweat the small stuff as they traverse three barrels in a clover-leaf pattern defying time
and circling just centimetres away from penalties.
If you’ve ever tied to catch a Malteser with your mouth you will understand the challenge of eye-mouth coordination. Well imagine a world where your hands are your mouth, and admire these incredibly coordinated K9’s as they aim to catch as many frisbees as possible against the clock. Watch as they duck and weave and find optimum position – primed for the mark-of-the-moment in a bid to secure the gold medal!
The All Nations 10 metre Puppy Sprint is the cutest canine comPawtition on earth! Cheer on these little racing representative champions of their homelands as they race down the main arena in a furry flurry of big feet, floppy ears and a photo finish that will break the internet.