You are here:





0 MB


0 MB

Clips (3)

  1. Part one of two from this full length episode.

  2. Part two of two from this full length episode.


Dogs of all shapes and sizes — from huskies and ridgebacks to Alaskan malamutes and King Charles spaniels — compete in this episode of TVNZ's canine challenge. Encouraged by their unfailingly devoted owners, they display varying degrees of ability and interest in an obstacle course, sprints, fetching and scent tests. Away from the cauldron of competition, presenter Mark Leishman's golden Labrador Dexter — the real star of the series — has his portrait painted and there's home video of the lengths, and heights, one dog will go to for a drink of water.

Credits (13)

 Tessa Tylee
 Jo  Raymond
 Gilly Tyler

Post a comment

I am:

Please keep your comments relevant to this title. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

Comments (3)

 Rochelle Freeman

Rochelle Freeman

Fantastic! I'm a teacher planning my reading activities around a School Journal story called "Flyball Champion Charlie" The clip is part of the teaching as an example to the children of agility and what dogs can do.



Please put more of these online!

 Trevor Ayson

Trevor Ayson

Not a patch on A Dog's Show!


You need to be logged in to add to your favourites.

Related Titles (8)

 A Dog's Show - 1981 Final

Television, 1981 (Full Length Episode)

Working dogs battle it out

 This Film is a Dog

Short Film, 1996 (Full Length)

A canine short film

 Bugger - Toyota Hilux Commercial

Television, 1999 (Full Length)

If dogs could talk

 Outdoor Dogs

Short Film, 1953 (Full Length)

An earlier look at Kiwi working dogs

 Top Town - 1977 Final

Television, 1977 (Full Length Episode)

The human equivalent?

 Prize Bitch

Television, 2001 (Excerpts)

More dogs in competition

 Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Short Film, 1997 (Full Length)

A fictional canine favourite

 Off the Rails - Rail Rider (Episode Nine)

Television, 2004 (Full Length Episode)

Another visit to Hawkes Bay

ScreenTalk  See all interviews › 

Related interviews:

 Jim Mora:  Wonderdogs, rolling Rs, Mucking In, and more…

Radio and TV host Jim Mora began his career reporting for regional news show The South Tonight. From there, he moved on to One News and then joined...

 Mark Leishman: Television, dogs and longevity…

Long-time television and radio host Mark Leishman began his TV career as a continuity announcer, and then moved on to the regional news show Today...


It’s basically about dogs and people having fun together and I think that’s why it appeals. 
People just melted around him. It made my job easy. I was just the guy hanging on the end of the lead. He would break the ice.