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Wānaka A&P Show
K9 Natural Jack Russell Race

K9 Natural is proud to be the ongoing and official sponsor of the Wānaka A&P Show Jack Russell Race. The Wānaka A&P Show is one of New Zealand’s largest agricultural and pastoral events, attracting more than 40,000 people each year. Run over two days and set on picturesque Showgrounds overlooking Lake Wānaka, the Show includes traditional features such as equestrian and livestock events, home industry displays, wool classing, wood chopping, shearing and 500-plus trade stalls from around the country.

The world-famous Jack Russell Race has been a drawcard of the Wānaka A&P Show since 1998 and is an event not to be missed. Open exclusively to the Jack Russell breed, more than 60 energetic terriers line up at the start line, then run a lap of the arena with a little encouragement from a hare and a horse. Months of intense training are not required for the K9 Natural Jack Russell Race – one sniff of the hare and the naturally adventurous terriers are ready to race.

Race Registration

Does your Jack Russell have what it takes to be top dog?

Entries are now open for New Zealand’s most exciting dog race.

All entrants will receive an exclusive K9 Natural pre-race pack valued at $50 and to go into the draw to win a years supply of K9 Natural dog food.

Register for free online, before entires close Friday 3rd March 2023.

Race Information

Where: Wānaka A&P Show Main Ring

When: Saturday 11th March 2023

Time: 12.30pm


First Prize: Jack Russell Race Cup & K9 Natural winning prize pack.

Second Prize: K9 Natural runner up prize pack.

Third Prize: K9 Natural runner up prize pack.

Spot Prizes: A range of additional spot prizes to be won.


Registrations: Must be completed to take part in the race.

On the Day: Assemble in the Wānaka A&P Show Hunt Ring prior to the race at 12:20pm. All dogs must be on a leash and wearing their K9 Natural race bandana included in the registration pack.

Visit Us

Whether you are attending the show or participating in the race, visit the K9 Natural team at site #H27, we'd love to meet you all.