Most of us have a dog of some sort. Have you ever thought of bringing him or her to a show? If you have not well why not start now. There is over €500 to be won at this year’s Iverk Show..

When you look at the list of dog classes at the Show on Saturday the 25th August I have no doubt you will find one suitable for your dog.

The good thing is that you do not have to enter it beforehand. Just bring it to the show and you can enter there and then. And you don’t have to come too early as entries are accepted between 10.30 am and 1 pm. But do come early as there is so much else to see and enjoy at the best show of all shows.

There are classes for pedigree and non-pedigree dogs and bitches. There are classes for any variety of Toy, Terrier, Gun Dog, Hound or Working dogs.

There are classes for puppies from six to twelve months of age. Please note puppies under six months will not be accepted.

Have you a giant or rescue dog either small, medium or large. There is a class for golden oldie dogs over seven years of age.

Would you believe we even have ‘fancy dress’ classes – for the dogs and not the exhibitors!

We have qualifiers for two all-Ireland Championships – the Gain Dog Food All Ireland Championship. It will be held at Clonaslee Show on Sunday the 10th September.

The qualifiers are (i) Toy or miniature dogs any breed to be handled by a child under 15 years and (ii) Large dog any breed to be handled by a teenager or adult. There is a prize fund at the final for €500.

If you have the energy after all that you can enter the great fun event of the show – The Fun Agility Event. It is open to all dogs and their owners. It starts at about 2.30 pm. So why not give it a lash!!