Hordern Pavilion


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The pinnacle of K9 sporting prowess comes to a head for the inaugural Sydney 2018 Common Woof Games – launching into action in the Royal Canin Arena!

Hosted by none other than Farmer Dave Graham, the Common Woof Games brought 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 excited and inspired the whole family.

We were all extremely excited to welcome back Celebrity Veterinarian and TV Host of newly “the launched “Vet Gone Wild” series Dr. Chris Brown, who co-hosted with Farmer Dave for the Common Woof Games Final 1!

The opening ceremony was 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, visitors scheduled their visit around this exhilarating spectacle – which was presented daily in the Royal Canin Arena.

Here’s a snapshot of each of the competitions that took placin the Royal Canin Arena as part of the Common Woof Games


Dog Socca

There are no show-ponies in the Common Woof Games, these K9 talents were primed for pole pawsition with only have one mission in mind –score as many goals as they could in a nonstop, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shootout.


These proud pooches trained hard. Bulked, primed and ready for action, each of these representative draught-dawgs pulled a weight-laden cart in a bid to reach the finish line first and
fly their flag.


Gravity-defying and awe-inspiring, these spring-loaded athletes scaled a wall in rapid-fire form. It was fast paced, exhilarating and had visitors on the edge of their seats cheering them on.

Dog Basketball

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 showed off some hoop-time in a shoot-out that guaranteed to have the NBA’s draft selectors scouting!

MiniDog Hurdles

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.

Javelin Weave

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!

Barrel Racing

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.

Discus Throw

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 aimed to catch as many frisbees as possible against the clock. They ducked and weaved to find the optimum position – primed for the mark-of-the-moment in a bid to secure the gold medal!