Divided into the two classes, the competitors (dogs not handlers!) are required to jump onto conventional bales of hay. The competition runs as as a knock out, with each dog getting a couple of attempts at each height. As a each height is completed another bale is added on until we are left with a winner.
The current record is 8 bales high – or about 2 metres – for the big dogs with most of the smaller dogs reaching 2 bales high. But, as with so much of the show, it’s the participation and not the winning that counts!
So whether you have a flying Foxy or a hurdling Huntaway, be sure to enter your ‘best friend.’ Entry is open to all dogs and competition usually gets underway in the main ring around 12.30pm on show day.