The BlackHawk 2017 National Dog Show is on in Auckland this October.
Over 1500 of New Zealand’s top dogs will be arriving from all parts of the country to compete at the Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau for the ultimate prize of Best In Show.
To celebrate Robert Scott caught up with this year's Show Manager to find out what to expect at this year's show and a little bit about what dogs mean to people.
"People don't understand the effect dogs have on them until they have one," he said.
The show is on from 6-8 October at the Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland.