Common Woof Games


Ground Level
Hordern Pavilion
Outside Forecourt


9:30am – 5pm daily.

Download 2018 Common Woof Games Timetable (pdf 4 MB)

Cheer on your favourite K9 Athletes from Australia, England, 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.

Presented by Farmer Dave Graham, along with a very special appearance by Australia’s much loved Celebrity Vet Dr. Chris Brown, who is co-hosting with Farmer Dave at 2:15pm for the Common Woof Games Final 1.

This is an event you won’t want to miss!

With everything from Hurdles to Barrel Racing, Basketball to Socca and even Discus Throw– some of Australia’s most talented K9s are in training now, and are all set 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.  The program will feature Big Air ®(Long Jump), Duelling Dogs (high energy speed retrieval), Rapid Relay, Speed Retrieve®, and Extreme Vertical® (high jump for dogs).

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.