Camphire GAIN Dog Show partnering this year with Irish Therapy Dogs

Camphire GAIN Dog Show partnering this year with Irish Therapy Dogs

One of the highlights of this year’s Camphire International Horse Trials and Country Fair which takes place from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July on the picturesque Camphire Estate, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, is the GAIN sponsored Dog Show which will be held on Sunday 30th July. This year GAIN Pet Nutrition have partnered with Irish Therapy Dogs.

Irish Therapy Dogs is a registered charity that offers comfort and reassurance to those who need it most. Its mission is to provide physical, therapeutic and educational benefit to people, young and old, fit and frail, alert and impaired, in hospitals, nursing homes, day care centres, schools and other places where people may be restricted from having pets and where the presence of dogs and their owners, will add comfort and support. Those individuals, who may not otherwise react to an external stimulus, will often engage with an Irish Therapy Dog. It is hard to understand, and impossible to measure, but the benefits are there to be seen … in something as simple as a smile.

The GAIN Dog Show takes place in Camphire on Sunday, 30th July, at 1.30pm.  The variety of classes should once again prove a huge hit for all the family showcasing all breeds, shapes and sizes.  All prizes are sponsored by GAIN Pet Nutrition so all money raised from the show goes directly to this very worthy cause. Irish Therapy Dogs will attend on the day and participate in the judging.


  • Registration on the day
  • Classes will start at 1.30pm
  • Entry fee is €4 per class
  • Classes will include
  • Best Crossbreed/any size
  • Best Purebred/any size
  • Best Rescue Dog
  • Any Dog that has come from an Animal Shelter
  • Most Handsome Dog
  • Prettiest Bitch
  • Waggiest Tail, Best Trick
  • Best 6 Legs (Adults Only)
  • Best Junior Handler (Under 14 Years)

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