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Event – Melbourne Show

October 6, 2017

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending my second Royal Melbourne Show. Yet again, I went with my friends Hayley and Zanthi. It seems to be the only time we catch up, but I always have such a great time hanging out with them. You can read a bit about last years adventures HERE.

First up, the vlog. It’s a little hard to explain how fun the show is, so I decided to share it all with you as a vlog. I’ve been asked for more video content, I’m so awkward, but I tried!

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The show is ultimately an agriculture show that started 162 years ago. I grew up in Sydney, so I’m used to going to the Sydney version, the Royal Easter Show (Which i’ve blogged about too!). It’s filled will exhibit halls ranging from food, animals, arts and crafts. We didn’t do all the pavilions but ducked into a few that interested us.

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Those highland hightops! Yes please! People enter into competitions for so many things. I believe this was the leatherwork category.

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You guys, how AMAZING is this gingerbread heart! I was so excited when I spotted it! The cookies, cakes, cupcakes and the likes were mind-blowing.

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Ride selfie! We went on a double-decker merry-go-round. I can’t even remember the last time I went on a merry-go-round! Reminded me of being a kid!

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Dog show! I’m kind of glad I don’t have to dress so fancy when I’ve shown Anatolians. I guess this is a very high ranking show. The Anatolians were on the day before, but I’m not sure if I even knew anyone showing. People come from all over Australia to show.

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Growing up, I always wanted an Old English Sheepdog and a St Bernard. At a certain age I realised that Old English Sheepdogs aren’t for me. Can you imagine all the upkeep just on their hair! They still are super cute clouded fluff balls.

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Sorry, this picture is a little blurry, I was just so excited to get to pat an Iggy! Ahh. Italian Greyhounds are pretty much top of my small breed dog wishlist.

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I was blown away by this guy. I mean, I KNOW Irish Wolfhounds are huge. But it still blows my mind. I’m used to Anatolians now and they are big dogs, but this boy was just all legs. HUGE.

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Chow Chow, look at that tongue! Plus, a breed I hadn’t heard of before, which is pretty crazy, being the dog fanatic I am. It’s a Russian Black Terrier and it was so stunning. Plus, it’s bib made me LOL.

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Lambs and goats and chickens, OH MY! I love the barnyard area. It’s fun to just walk around and interact with all the animals. Beware, if you have a cup of food you will be harrassed by goats. I used to be scared of chickens when I was younger, now I love them. They were so cute just walking around liked they owned the place amongst all these larger animals.

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Behind the scenes photo of Hayley getting the perfect shot for Instagram! How amazing is that fairy floss (You can see more in the vlog).Β Between the three of us, we couldn’t eat it all.

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Jacket – ASOS (size 20) || Top – Missguided || Pants – Millers || Boots – Betts || Glasses – Versace

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Have you been to one of the Australian Shows? Do you have something similar where you’re from?

  • Louise P

    I’ve always wanted an Old English Sheepdog as well! It was one of my favourite dog breeds growing up. I’ve got a Tibetan terrier, which is from the same family and basically a miniature version of an OES and her coat needs a lot of upkeep. Even with her hair clipped monthly she needs brushing at least twice a day or she gets matted. Before we started getting her clipped as a puppy, we were grooming her about four or five times a day! And her hair wasn’t even full length because she wasn’t that old. I can’t imagine how much grooming would be involved with a long haired Tibetan or OES! Also, I wonder if the Russian black terrier belongs to the same family and isn’t a terrier (like the Tibetan Terrier) but a sheepdog; it looks really similar. I’ve never heard of the breed before, either. All the other dogs in your photos look beautiful. I love Irish wolfhounds and Italian greyhounds, too! They’re so cute. I’ve been to a few country fairs in the past where they show livestock, and sometimes dogs and bunnies, but I don’t think I’ve been to one in about fifteen years. I really want to go to one again soon. We also have Crufts every year in Birmingham, which you’ve probably heard of, where people come from all over the world to show every kind of dog breed you can imagine, and shop for things for their dogs. You basically just end up petting all the dogs all day and wanting to take them all home. You’d love it! xx

  • One thing I realised was just how many dog breeds I LOVE. Like, I knew I loved dogs, but as I was walking around I was like “omg, I love *insert breed*”. It was at least 50% of the breeds there and the other ones I still adored, but wouldn’t own. Even saying that, I love a great dane and would love to own one, but I also wouldn’t because I know of the health issues. Just like Cavalier King Charles. I’ve loved seeing Rosie grow up, she’s such a cutie! After looking into the Russian Black Terriers, nope, they aren’t a true terrier, but a mix of like 15 dogs, from rottie to airdale to newfie. You can see footage of them in the video, and other dogs. Sounds like I would love Crufts, it does sound familiar. I think i’d be happy to just be surrounded by dogs alllll the time πŸ˜›

  • Louise P

    I know what you mean; I love so many different dog breeds. I’m not even sure I could choose one favourite breed. Great danes are awesome. A school friend of mine had one but it only lived to about five. I couldn’t handle the short lifespan and health problems they and some dogs have; it would break my heart losing them so soon. Rosie is a cutie but also a terror! Haha! I love her for it. I had a feeling the Russian black wasn’t a terrier, but what a crazy mix of breeds! I’m sure you’d love Crufts as much as I do! I always love seeing all the unusual breeds, getting to talk with some of the owners, and pet dogs all day. It’s so much fun! xx