Club Events that we have organised as a club and                                                          others we think you might be interested in attending.  

November 2018       Sun 4th –  10am      Club Romp Pegasus Beach, (25km North of Christchurch).             Meet in the Surf Club car park for a beach walk (NB, not the lake but the actual beach) at the end of the unnamed road, off Tiritiri Moana Drive. Come and let your Leo’s have a romp along the beach and have a splash in the sea. There are shady forest areas too so if it gets too sunny we can retire to the shade under the trees. Bring a thermos for a cuppa afterwards and don’t forget water for dogs. Contact Sarah for more information on

November 2018     Sun 11th – 10.30am     Club Walk – Golden Sands Beach, Papamoa Beach.                          There is a lovely walk along the stream with plenty of opportunities for the dogs to have a swim. Lots of off street parking by the Henry and Ted Cafe’ which is a short walk away or ample roadside parking (very wide road). Everyone will meet at the entrance way to the walking path by 39 Golden Sands Drive. Bring your thermos, something yummy to share if you want or just hang around afterwards with everyone and have a good catch up. There are no seats so you might want to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

November 2018     Sun 18th – 11am     Club Walk -AK Botanical Gardens, Manurewa.                                         Meet in front of the main entrance building

November 2018     Sun 24th – 10am – 2pm     German Christmas Market, Auckland.                                             This is an opportunity to share our lovely dogs while sitting, chatting and getting plenty of dog cuddles. For more details about the event and information on attending please contact Mel Manders on 0272633212 or email 

December 2018     Sat 15th – (tba)    Special Children’s Christmas Party – Greenlane, Auckland.                         This is an event for special needs children and their families where they are treated to a day of celebrity stage shows, fun rides, interactive games, plenty of yummy food, face painting and animals including dogs. The dogs need to be pretty bomb proof/non-reactive as it’s very, very noisy (kids screaming, live performances, police & ambulance sirens) but lots of fun and the dogs get oodles of cuddles. There is a Sponsors lounge open for refreshments upstairs and the dogs are welcome too. If you would like to be involved in this event to help put a smile on their faces please contact Michelle on or 021 644 943 as numbers/attendance will need to be confirmed and co-ordinated. You can view photos and clips from prior years here:

March 2019      Sun 24th  – 12 noon      Club Walk at Onehunga Reserve.                                                               This is a great off leash park with a lagoon for the dogs to swim in.  The loop walk is lovely going over a pedestrian bridge over the motorway to the harbour side of the Manukau, then a new board walk and then back over the motorway and down into the park again. (Directions: Bottom of Beachcroft Ave, Onehunga. Coming North, head on m/way 20 to Onehunga, come off at Neilson St exit, around to left and straight on as if you are going to the Mall, turn left into Princes St which takes you to bottom of Beachcroft.  Coming South come off at Neilson St exit, turn left in Selwyn, left again into Princes and straight ahead.)

March 2019       Mid March TBC        Ribbon Parade/Mini Field Day, Cambridge,  Discussion at our last committee meeting resulted in a decision to organise a     “Mini Field Day” event as our next big project and fundraiser. This would be a Leonberger related event of course that could perhaps have a selection of Merchandise stands, Services e.g. massage and some demonstrations e.g. grooming. We are following that idea up, contacting suppliers and other breed clubs and hope to keep you all updated with progress reports.  This is a completely NEW concept for the club but could be a winner so watch this space!

July 2019       TBC              Club Championship Show.                                                                                                       This event is still being coordinated so the date, location and time will be provided as details become available.

Other Events of Interest     (Please contact/follow the organiser direct if you are thinking of                                                 attending as they will be responsible for any event changes or cancellations)

November 2018    Sat-Sun 3rd – 4th SPCA Walk Your Dog to the Moon. Throughout the month of November, grab your human and furry friends, your pedometer and join the fun by being active. Fundraise for the whole month and/or participate in a group walk with your dog – this is the perfect opportunity to get inspired and meet your fellow moonwalkers. There will be extra surprises on the day, making it the perfect way to kick-start your kilometres.  These events are exclusively for Moonwalkers and you must have your wristband from your welcome pack to participate. Below is a list of local events:

AUCKLAND (North), Saturday 3rd November, Start time: 10am, Sanders Reserve

AUCKLAND (City), Sunday 4th November, Start time: 10am, Western Park

BLENHEIM, Sunday 4th November Start time: 11am,  SPCA, Renwick 

CHRISTCHURCH, Sunday 4th November, Event opens from 2pm for 3pm start time, Bottle Lake Forest

DUNEDIN, Sunday 4th November, Start time: 10.15am event opens, 11am Walk begins, John Wilson Ocean Drive, St Kilda

HAMILTON, Saturday 3rd November, Start time: 9:30am, Hamilton Gardens

NELSON, Sunday 4th November, Start time: 10am, Saxton Field Complex

NEW PLYMOUTH, Sunday 4th November, Start time: 1pm, East End, Nobs Line, New Plymouth

ROTORUA, Sunday 4th November, Start time: 9:30am, Scion Research Grounds

TAURANGA, Saturday 3rd November, Start time: 10am, Ferguson Park

WELLINGTON, Saturday 3rd November, Start time: 12:30pm, Lyall Bay beach

For more information or to register visit

November 2018      Sun 4th – 2pm  Next Giant Breeds Dog Walk, Petone Beach,(Korokoro end). It is time we had another Beach walk again so our dogs can have a lovely romp with all their mates. To see them all together, having such a good time, is heart warming.

November 2018      Sat 17th – 12 Noon  Dog & – Grog. Pocket Bar & Kitchen, 1 Turangi Road, Grey Lyn, Auckland / Dog & Grog Fundraising event at Rising Tide, 107 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui 3116. Fundraising event for ‘Canine Friends Pet Therapy’. Please join us at the Rising Tide, Mt. Maungaui for a drink or dumpling (your own cost), some chatter from a couple of experts relating to dogs, spot prizes and the dogs get to socialise on the reserve right next door while you look on. How great does that sound? See you there! $5 per dog entry fee – goes to Canine Friends Pet Therapy

December 2018      Sat 1st – 5pm  SPCA Dog Squad Santa Parade, Browns Bay Auckland                             This really is a lovely parade with a flat walk around the block and the dogs are always a big hit with the kids. If you would like to be a part of a Santa Parade, while collecting for the SPCA then this is a great opportunity. For more information, or to register your interest in attending, please contact Hannah, Ph 094863435.

December 2018      Sat 1st – 11-2pm  Pet Photos with Santa, Invigorate Auckland 121b Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland                                                                                                                                         Give back this Christmas and get an adorable family photo with Santa and your pet! All proceeds donated to Chained Dogs Rehabilitation and Rehoming.

December 2018      Sun 2nd – 10am  SPCA Dog Squad Santa Parade, Ellerslie Auckland                                If you would like to be part of a Santa Parade, while collecting for the SPCA then this is a great opportunity. For more information or to register your interest in attending, please contact Jean Ph 098285696.

December 2018      Thurs 6th – 6pm  SPCA Dog Squad Santa Parade, Mangere Auckland                                If you would like to be part of a Santa Parade, while collecting for the SPCA then this is a great opportunity. This Parade starts at the top of the mountain, goes down through the township to the roundabout and then back up again. For more information or to register your interest in attending, please contact Jean Ph 098285696.

June 2019       TBC       Battle of the Giants Annual Event

Other Organisation or On-Going Events of Interest

Oodle HQ 

1st Sunday of every month, 2pm – 3pm at Fergusson Park, Matua, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty                              The free monthly BOP Oodle Club meeting caters for dogs of all breeds and ages. We believe in socialising your dog with others is an essential part of their well-being. Join us in a friendly, relaxed environment for oodles of doggy fun.

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