Dog competition

Ross Smith, creator of World’s Ugliest Dog contest, dies at 91

Fifty years ago, with a simple quip, Ross Smith helped put Petaluma on the map and taught a generation that all dogs are worth loving. Smith, who is widely credited with creating the famous World’s Ugliest Dog contest, died May 24 in Sacramento, where he had lived for the past few years after spending most […]

Dog competition

Cobber Challenge: the working dog competition becomes Transtasman

2020 Cobber Challenge winners, Glenda Rogan and her friend Kelpie-cross. Photo / Provided For the first time in its six-year history, the Cobber Challenge is going Transtasman – with New Zealand farm dogs invited to compete against their Australian counterparts. The Cobber Challenge is a unique opportunity for Australian and New Zealand farmers to measure […]