More than 10,000 people are expected to cheer on their favorite canine competitors at the Dog Lovers Show at the Brisbane Showgrounds this weekend.

New to the show this year is the Common Woof Games, which will see clever canines from Australia, England, Canada and New Zealand compete across a range of divisions including Soccer, Basketball, Discus, Mini Hurdles and even a 10-meter Puppy Sprint.

The height-defying 4 Paws Sports Team will wow spectators in the High Jump, while dozens of Black Hawk DockDogs will make a splash in the Aquatic division as they leap into a massive 100,000-liter pool.

More than 400 canines representing around 100 breeds will bound into the Brisbane Showgrounds from tomorrow for the two day Dog Lovers Show. Other highlights include talks from celebrity vets such as Dr Harry Cooper and Dr Katrina Warren and meet and greets with ‘puparazzi’ worthy pooches who shot to fame on Instagram.  

Brisbane Showgrounds General Manager of Venue Sales and Marketing Jago Coyle said he was thrilled to welcome the event back for the second year.

“The popular event is again being held in our world-class Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC) utilizing our 1,500m2 outdoor Plaza for the Aquatic division of the Common Woof Games,” he said.

“We’re hosting several other high profile events this month including the Channel Nine Telethon on November 17, which is broadcast on television across Queensland and features sports stars, actors and music greats.”

The Dog Lovers Show gets underway at 9.30am tomorrow (Nov. 3).

The Brisbane Showgrounds precinct is located just 1.5km from Brisbane’s CBD and is

Queensland’s largest indoor / outdoor events site.

For more information about the Brisbane Showgrounds visit www.brisbaneshowgrounds.com.au