Common Woof Games


Ground Level
Outdoors - ground level access
Upstairs - Gallery level


9:30am – 5pm daily.

Download Melb 18 Royal Canin Arena Timetable (pdf 683 KB)

Cheer on your favourite K9 Athletes from Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand in the inaugural Common Woof Games!

2018 is a big year for sporting fans around the world, and the Dog Lovers Show doesn’t believe sport needs to be limited to two legged athletes! Taking the opportunity to showcase Dog sports like never before, the inaugural ‘Common Woof Games’ will test the most elite K9 athletes across all three days of the event.

Dog Sport is a spectacle like no other, and the Dog Lovers Show 2018 is proud to present a comprehensive competition program comprising of 11 popular fusion sports categorised into Ball-Sports, Track & Field and Aquatic sectors.

The Royal Canin Arena will host a wide array of Common Woof Games events with a jam-packed program  including the opening ceremony extravaganzahalf-time entertainment by The Wonderdogs, a swag of competitions, of course some emotional medal presentations to crown the woofing-winners.

With everything from Hurdles to Barrel Racing, Basketball to Socca and even Discus – some of Australia’s most talented K9s are in training now, and are all set to to wow you with their agility, skill and sporting prowess!

The outdoor forecourt will play host to the aquatic section of the Common Woof Games where the Black Hawk DockDogs Pool will present a program of breathtaking water sports including the Big Air® and Duelling Dogs competitions.

Last but not least, a new zone located upstairs on the Gallery Level will pay tribute to the world of Dog sports in the form of the Dog Sports Showcase. In this all-new attraction, you can learn about a range of different Dog sports, where to experience them and how to get your own Dog involved in these activities across Victoria.

It’s all about the wonderful benefits that sport provides our Dogs and the important role it plays in helping build stronger bonds between us and our best friends.