Meet the Breeds Collective


Upstairs - Gallery level


9:30am – 5pm daily.

Download Melb 2018 Meet the Breeds Collective Timetable (pdf 721 KB)

Meet and learn about more Dog breeds than ever before with this brand new zone.

The new Meet the Breed Collective at the 2018 event will showcase the seven main Breed Groups in Australia with dozens of beautiful Dogs on these stands representing each group.

The detailed timetable will be posted here shortly outlining which breed will be presented on each group stand on the upstairs level over the 3 days including: Toy Dogs, Terriers, Gundogs, Hounds, Working Dogs, Utility and Non-Sporting Dogs.

Group 1 – Toys (Full of Personality) Stand Number 820

Toy breeds are smart, full of energy and many have strong protective instincts. They are affectionate, sociable and adaptable to a wide range of lifestyle, making wonderful companions for people living in small houses and apartments


Group 2 – Terriers (Full of personality) Stand Number 820

Terrier breeds are feisty and energetic and make great pets. They require determination on the part of the owner because they can be strong-willed


Group 3 – Gundogs (Fit for Function) Stand Number 816

Gundog breeds are very trainable, bred to work in a group of people or Dogs and remain under control from a distance. These are happy and friendly natured Dogs  and make ideal pets.


Group 4 – Hounds (Sight and Scent) Stand Number 812

Hound breeds are a diverse group but most share the common ancestral trait of being used for hunting. Reliable and sturdy Dogs, they have excellent stamina and make great companions.


Group 5 – Working Dogs (With Boundless Energy) Stand Number 808

Working Dogs are quick to learn and often excel at any duty that requires working alongside you. Working breeds are great companion for an active lifestyle.


Group 6 – Utility (for Active Lifestyles) Stand Number 806

Utility Dogs were bred as protectors and family guardians. Many breeds within this group are large and require space, energy and a commitment to training.


Group 7 – Non-Sporting (Fit for Function) Stand Number 816

Non-sporting Dogs are more individual and diverse in their function, from pulling sleds to guarding duties, they do not fit into any of the other groups. These Dogs come in a variety of sizes, coat types, personalities and appearance


Please click here to view information and search the breeds showcased in the Meet the Breeds Collective.