Campbell Town Show holds its first ever sausage dog race

ON YOUR MARKS: Charlie Skipper with Woody, Anna Pedley with Willy, Charlee Green with Elroy, Sophie Weeding with Barney, Shannon McCarthy with Harry and Rosemary Hogg with Penny. Picture: Paul Scambler

ON YOUR MARKS: Charlie Skipper with Woody, Anna Pedley with Willy, Charlee Green with Elroy, Sophie Weeding with Barney, Shannon McCarthy with Harry and Rosemary Hogg with Penny. Picture: Paul Scambler

Known for promoting sheep farmed in Tasmania’s Midlands, the Campbell Town Show’s woolly stars have another four-legged rival.

For the first time in the show’s long-running history there will be a Weiner Dash, with sausage dogs testing their speed for the crowd.

Weiner Dash organiser Sophie Weeding said she had a sausage dog and thought the race would be a real drawcard for the show.

“They’re funny little creatures. Everyone loves sausage dogs,” Ms Weeding said.

Another new addition is the commercial ewe competition, and the wool theme continues with the annual merino wool garment fashion parade.

There will also be an agricultural forum on managing risk and a carcass lamb competition and auction.

“I think the show itself is a great showcase for wool, sheep and farmers,” Ms Weeding said.

The show in at Campbell Town Showgrounds on June 2-3.

Register for the Weiner Dash at www.campbelltownshow.com.au

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