Judging Timetable 2023

The judging timetable for the 2023 Melbourne Royal All Breeds Championship Show is now available.

The judging timetable for the 2023 Melbourne Royal All Breeds Championship Show is now available.

Melbourne Royal® is excited to announce the judging panel appointed for the 2023 Melbourne Royal All Breeds Championship Show. This highly talented and experienced panel will share judging over 10 days.
Conformation Judging will commence on Friday 22 September and conclude with General Specials on Saturday 30 September.

The Action Dog Program is timetabled over four consecutive days from Thursday 21 September to Sunday 24 September, including a Double Rally Trial, Obedience Trial, Agility/Jumping Trial and Agility Games Trial.

With excitement already building for the return of this iconic Victorian event, entries for the 2023 All Breeds Championship Show will open on Thursday 1 June. Start planning now so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your dogs judged by an outstanding line-up of highly talented international judges
The 2023 Melbourne Royal Show will take place from Thursday 21 September to Sunday 1 October 2023 at Melbourne Showgrounds.

View the judging timetable below.

Thursday 21 September 2023

Action Dogs - Double Rally Trial
Rally Trial 1
Order of Judging: (Mrs Kim Houlden) Novice, Advanced, Excellent, Masters

Rally Trial 2
Order of Judging: (Dr Maribeth Murphy) Masters, Excellent, Advanced, Novice

Friday 22 September 2023

Mr Z Gajic

Mr G Paolucci

Ms A Ulltveit-Moe

Mr G Tesics

Chihuahua (Smooth Coat)


Murray River Retriever

Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)

Chihuahua (Long Coat)


Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

Chinese Crested Dog

German Spitz (Klein)

Golden Retriever

Portuguese Podengo Small (Smooth Haired)

Russian Toy (Long Haired)

German Spitz (Mittel)

Large Munsterlander

Portuguese Podengo Small (Wire Haired)

Russian Toy (Smooth Haired)

Canaan Dog

Wirehaired Slovakian Pointer

Portuguese Podengo Med (Smooth Haired)

Coton du Tulear

Chow Chow


Portuguese Podengo Med (Wire Haired)

Australian Silky Terrier

British Bulldog


Portuguese Podengo Large (Smooth Haired)

English Toy Terrier

Japanese Spitz


Portuguese Podengo Large ((Wire Haired)

Yorkshire Terrier

Cairn Terrier


Norwegian Elkhound

Tibetan Spaniel




Airedale Terrier




American Hairless Terrier




Bull Terrier




Bull Terrier Miniature




Cesky Terrier




Breed Specialty: Schipperke

Action Dogs - Obedience Trial - Order of Judging; (Mr Barry Cotton)  UDX,UD, CCD, CD, CDX, Best in Trial.



Saturday 23 September 2023

Mr Z Gajic

Mr G Paolucci

Ms A Ulltveit-Moe

Mr G Tesics

Boston Terrier


Gordon Setter

Dachshund (Long Haired)

Border Terrier


English Setter

Dachshund (Min Long Haired)

Fox Terrier (Smooth)

Irish Setter

Irish Red & White Setter

Dachshund (Smooth Haired)

German Hunting Terrier

Shiba Inu

Flat Coated Retriever

Dachshund (Min Smooth Haired

Glen of Imaal Terrier


Curly Coated Retriever

Dachshund (Wire Haired)

Irish Terrier



Dachshund (Min Wire Haired)

Skye Terrier



Dachshund Rabbit (Long Haired)

Parson Russell Terrier



Dachshund Rabbit (Smooth Haired)

Fox Terrier (Wire)



Dachshund Rabbit (Wire Haired)




Icelandic Sheepdog




Norwegian Buhund




Swedish Vallhund




Swedish Lapphund





Action Dogs -Agility & Jumping- Order of Judging; (Ms Jenny Taylor) ADO, ADX, ADM, AD, JDX, JDM, JD

Breed Specialty: Boston Terrier


Sunday 24 September 2023

Mr Z Gajic

Mr G Paolucci

Ms A Ulltveit-Moe

Mr G Tesics


French Bulldog


Australian Cattle Dog



Lhasa Apso

Australian Kelpie




Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog












Pharaoh Hound


Sweepstakes - Order of Judging: (Mr S Mills): Baby Puppy, Puppy, Neuter, Veteran, Champion

Action Dogs -Agility Games Trial- Order of Judging; (Ms Jenny Taylor) SD, SDX, SDM, GD, GDX, GDM, SPD, SPDX, SPDM, JDO

Breed Specialty: French Bulldog

Monday 25 September 2023

Mr Z Gajic

Mr G Paolucci

Ms A Ulltveit-Moe

Mr G Tesics

Griffon Bruxellois




King Charles Spaniel

Schnauzer (Miniature)

Cocker Spaniel (American)

Border Collie


Schnauzer (Giant)


Bearded Collie




White Swiss Shepherd Dog





Cavalier King Charles Spaniel





Breed Specialties: Beagle


Tuesday 26 September 2023

Mr Z Gajic

Mr G Paolucci

Ms Ulltveit-Moe

Mr G Tesics

Scottish Terrier

Poodle (Toy)


Rhodesian Ridgeback

Sealyham Terrier

Poodle (Miniature)

Weimaraner (Long Hair)

Australian Shepherd

Norfolk Terrier

Poodle (Standard)

Hungarian Vizsla

Old English Sheepdog

Norwich Terrier

Pyrenean Mastiff

Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla


Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier


Cocker Spaniel

Shetland Sheepdog

Tenterfield Terrier


Dogue De Bordeaux

Miniature American Shepherd

Welsh Terrier

Neopolitian Mastiff



West Highland White Terrier

Tibetan Mastiff



Australian Terrier

Spanish Mastiff



Bedlington Terrier




Breed Specialty: Poodle


Wednesday 27 September 2023

Mr Z Gajic

Mr G Paolucci

Ms A Ulltveit-Moe

Mr G Tesics

American Staffordshire Terrier

Bernese Mountain Dog


Basset Hound

Staffordshire Bull Terrier


Bracco Italiano

Basset Fauve de Bretagne


Akita (Japanese)


Black & Tan Coonhound



Chesapeake Bay Retriever



Portuguese Water Dog

German Wirehaired Pointer

Bluetick Coonhound



German Shorthaired Pointer

Cirneco Dell’etna


Russian Black Terrier




Cane Corso




Anatolian Shepherd Dog


Afghan Hound


Canadian Eskimo Dog




Caucasian Shepherd Dog




Central Asian Shepherd Dog




Estrela Mountain Dog




Great Swiss Mountain Dog




Kangal Shepherd Dog




Breed Specialty: American Staffordshire Terrier


Thursday 28 September 2023

Mr Z Gajic

Mr G Paolucci

Ms A Ulltveit-Moe

Mr G Tesics

Jack Russell Terrier

Great Dane

Labrador Retriever

German Shepherd Dog

Japanese Chin

Australasian Bosdog

Tibetan Terrier

German Shepherd Dog (Long Stock Coat)

Bichon Frise


Shih Tzu

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)

Biewer Terrier

Karelian Bear Dog


Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois)


Peruvian Hairless (Large)


Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois)


Peruvian Hairless (Medium)


Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren)


Peruvian Hairless (Small)


Bouvier des Flandres


Xoloitzcuintle (Miniature)




Xoloitzcuintle (Intermediate)


Maremma Sheepdog


Xoloitzcuintle (Standard)


Collie (Rough)


Collie (Smooth)








Bergamasco Shepherd Dog




Dutch Shepherd




Polish Lowland Sheepdog




Pyrenean Sheepdog (Long Haired)




Finnish Lapphund




Tatra Shepherd


Breed Specialties: Jack Russell Terrier, Japanese Chin


Friday 29 September 2023

Mr Z Gajic

Mr G Paolucci

Ms A Ulltveit-Moe

Mr G Tesics

Italian Greyhoud

Siberian Husky

English Springer Spaniel


Miniature Pinscher


Clumber Spaniel

Finnish Spitz

Prague Ratter

Yakutian Laika

Field Spaniel

Petit Basset Grffon Vendeen

Kerry Blue Terrier

Alaskan Malamute

Irish Water Spaniel

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Lakeland Terrier

St Bernard

Sussex Spaniel

Ibizan Hound

Manchester Terrier

Landseer ECT

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Irish Wolfhound



Italian Spinone




Spanish Water Dog



Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Lagotto Romagnolo



German Pinscher

Dandie Dinmont Terrier







Breed Specialties: Italian Greyhound, English Springer Spaniel, Siberian Husky


Saturday 30 September 2023

General Specials – Order of Judging will be:

  • Group 6
  • Group 5
  • Group 1
  • Group 3
  • Group 7
  • Group 4
  • Group 2
  • Junior Handlers Final
  • Best Brace in Show – Mr Zeljko Gajic
  • Best Baby Puppy in Show - Dr Gyorgy Tesics
  • Best Puppy in Show- Mr Gerardo Paolucci
  • Best Exhibit in Show – Ms Annika Ulltveit-Moe

Sunday 1 October 2023