Competition Overview 

The Canine Competition presented by Black Hawk. judges some of the best dogs in Australia. More than 2,000 dogs compete for the prestigious Best in Show award each year.

The competition sees a variety of breeds in Toys, Non-Sporting, Working Dogs, Hounds, Gun Dogs, Terriers, Utility and All Sports competitions including Rally, Dances with Dogs, Agility and Jumping.

This year the competition will have a new location in Expo Place, near the popular RACQ Animal Nursery.

Two Shows 

The competition will offer exhibitors two shows, the postponed 2020 Show and the 2021 Show. Exhibitors will only need to enter once to gain entry in both shows.

Due to ANKC regulations, a maximum of 250 exhibits will be accepted per group. Entries are accepted following entry fee payment.

*NEW* Owner/ Breeder/ Handler Competition

For the first time, the Ekka will be running an Owner/Breeder/Handler competition. It will showcase the dedication and enthusiasm of our owner-breeder-handler exhibitors and allow them to compete head-to-head against one another in the Conformation ring. 

Agility Location & Date Change

The 2021 Agility and Jumping classes will now take place on real grass at Stockman's Rest. These classes will be held on Wednesday 11 August. Exhibitors will need to bring their own trolleys as benching will not be available.

Obedience Date Change  

The obedience class will now take place on Sunday 15 August.


Please note, we will only be accepting online competition entries for the 2021 Ekka. If you need assistance, please contact Competition and Events Coordinator Frances Maguire on 07 3253 5145.

Important Dates
02 July 2021
Entries close
Contact Competition Coordinator
Phone: 07 3253 3900