Judging Timetable 2024

The judging timetable for the 2024 Melbourne Royal All Breeds Championship Show is now available.

Melbourne Royal® is excited to announce the judging panel appointed for the 2024 Melbourne Royal All Breeds Championship Show. This highly talented and experienced panel will share judging over 10 days.

Conformation Judging will commence on Friday 27 September and conclude with General Specials on Saturday 5th October.

The Action Dog Program is timetabled over four consecutive days from Thursday 26 September to Sunday 29 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 2024 All Breeds Championship Show will open on Tuesday 28 May. 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 2024 Melbourne Royal Show will take place from Thursday 26 September to Sunday 6 October 2024 at Melbourne Showgrounds.

View the judging timetable below.

Thursday 26 September 2024

Action Dogs – Double Rally Trial

Rally Trial 1
Order of Judging: (Ms Dawn Ayton) Novice, Advanced, Excellent, Masters.

Rally Trial 2
Order of Judging: (Ms Gaye Todd) Masters, Excellent, Advanced, Novice.

Friday 27 September 2024

Ms S Desserne   

Ms J Mijatovic     

Ms P Bruce         

Mr Z Silva        

Griffon Bruxellois


Border Terrier


English Toy Terrier

Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)

Fox Terrier (Smooth)

Akita (Japanese)

Chinese Crested Dog

Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

Skye Terrier

Flat Coated Retriever

Russian Toy (Long Hair)

Swedish Vallhund 

Parson Russell Terrier

Curly Coated Retriever

Russian Toy (Smooth Hair)


Fox Terrier (Wire)

Cocker Spaniel

Coton du Tulear


Airedale Terrier


Australian Silky Terrier


Bull Terrier


Tibetan Spaniel


Bull Terrier (Miniature)

Bernese Mountain Dog

Yorkshire Terrier


Sealyham Terrier

American Hairless Terrier



Norfolk Terrier


German Hunting Terrier


Norwich Terrier


Tenterfield Terrier


Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier




Cesky Terrier



Action Dogs – Obedience Trial – Order of Judging (Mr Clive Makepeace) UDX, UD, CCD, CD, CDX, Best in Trial.

Breed Specialties: Schipperke, Griffon Bruxellois

Saturday 28 September 2024

Ms S Desserne      

Ms J Mijatovic          

Ms P Bruce             

Mr Z Silva           


Boston Terrier


Gordon Setter


Australian Cattle Dog

Dachshund (Long Haired)

English Setter

Japanese Chin

Australian Kelpie

Dachshund (Min. Long Haired)

Irish Red & White Setter


Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

Dachshund (Smooth Haired)

Irish Setter

Biewer Terrier

Norwegian Buhund

Dachshund (Min. Smooth Haired)

Golden Retriever



Dachshund (Wire Haired)

Portuguese Water Dog



Dachshund (Min. Wire Haired)

Russian Black Terrier



Dachshund Rabbit (Long Haired)

Anatolian Shepherd Dog



Dachshund Rabbit (Smooth Haired)

Canadian Esklmo Dog



Dachshund Rabbit (Wire Haired)








Basset Hound



Action Dogs – Agility & Jumping – Order of Judging: (Ms Teneille Thwaites) ADO, ADX, ADM, AD. JDX, JDM, JD.

Breed Specialties: Beagles, Boston Terriers


Sunday 29 September 2024

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

French Bulldog


Shiba Inu

King Charles Spaniel

Shar Pei

Pharaoh Hound


Bichon Frise







Bracco Italiano








Chesapeake Bay Retriever



Afghan Hound

Wirehaired Slovakian Pointer




Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever




Large Munsterlander




Cirneco Dell’etna






Action Dogs -  Agility Games Trial – Order of Judging: (Ms Teneille Thwaites): SD, SDX. SDM, GD, GDX, GDM, SPD, SPDX, SPDM, JDO

Sweepstakes: - Order of Judging:    (Mr Michael Camac ) Baby Puppy, Puppy, Neuter, Veteran, Champion

Breed Specialty: French Bulldog

Monday 30 September 2024

Ms S Desserne    

Ms J Mijatovic  

Ms P Bruce      

Mr Z Silva                  


Poodle (Toy)


Clumber Spaniel

Basset Fauve de Bretagne

Poodle (Miniature)


Field Spaniel

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Poodle (Standard)


Irish Water Spaniel

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Border Collie


Sussex Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel (American)



Welsh Springer Spaniel




Italian Spinone




Spanish Water Dog






Breed Specialty: Poodles


Tuesday 1 October 2024

Ms S Desserne    

Ms J Mijatovic   

Ms P Bruce  

Mr Z Silva   

Great Dane


Staffordshire Bull Terrier


Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Welsh Terrier

Schnauzer (Miniature)

German Shepherd Dog

Pyrenean Sheepdog (Long Hair)

West Highland White Terrier

Schnauzer (Giant)

German Shepherd (LSC)

Icelandic Sheepdog

Australian Terrier

Pyrenean Mastiff

White Swiss Shepherd


Bedlington Terrier

Spanish Mastiff


Belgian Shepherd (Groenendael)

Glen of Imaal Terrier



Belgian Shepherd (Laekenois)

Irish Terrier



Belgian Shepherd (Malinois)

Scottish Terrier

Neapolitan Mastiff


Belgian Shepherd (Tervueren)


Tibetan Mastiff


Bouvier des Flandres


Dogue de Bordeaux


Tatra Shepherd Dog


Caucasian Shepherd Dog




Central Asian Shepherd Dog




Estrela Mountain Dog




Cane Corso






Breed Specialty: Schnauzers


Wednesday 2 October 2024

Ms S Desserne    

Ms J Mijatovic    

Ms P Bruce       

Mr Z Silva   

Chow Chow

Dutch Shepherd

American Staffordshire Terrier


British Bulldog


Cairn Terrier


Portuguese Podengo Small (Smooth)

Maremma Sheepdog

Norwegian Elkhound

Weimaraner (Long Haired)

Portuguese Podengo Small (Wire)

Australasian Bosdog

Ibizan Hound

German Shorthaired Pointer

Portuguese Podengo Med (Smooth)


Bluetick Coonhound

German Wirehaired Pointer

Portuguese Podengo Med (Wire)

Karelian Bear Dog



Portuguese Podengo Large (Smooth)

Peruvian Hairless (Large)

Black & Tan Coonhound


Portuguese Podengo Large (Wire)

Peruvian Hairless (Medium)




Peruvian Hairless (Small)




Xoloitzcuintle (Miniature)




Xoloitzcuintle (Intermediate)




Xoloitzcuintle (Standard)




Japanese Spitz

Black & Tan Coohound



Shetland Sheepdog



Breed Specialties:
American Staffordshire Terrier, Samoyeds


Thursday 3 October 2024

Ms S Desserne  

Ms J Mijatovic   

Ms P Bruce  

Mr Z Silva   

Italian Greyhound

German Spitz (Klein)

Jack Russell Terrier 

English Springer Spaniel


German Spitz (Mittel)

Kerry Blue Terrier

Hungarian Vizsla


Tibetan Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla


Collie (Rough)

Manchester Terrier

Labrador Retriever


Collie (Smooth)

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Lagotto Romagnolo 


Finnish Lapphund


Murray River Retriever

Breed Specialties:
Italian Greyhounds, Jack Russell Terriers, English Springer Spaniels


Friday 4 October 2024

Ms S Desserne

Ms J Mijatovic

Ms P Bruce

Mr Z Silva


Shih Tzu

Irish Wolfhound

Siberian Husky

Miniature Pinscher

Lhasa Apso


Alaskan Malamute

Chihuahua (Smooth)

Australian Shepherd

Rhodesian Ridgeback

St Bernard

Chihuahua (Long)

Bearded Collie 

Finnish Spitz


Prague Ratter





Swedish Lapphund


Landseer (ECT)


Old English Sheepdog


Yakutian Laika


Miniature American Shepherd


German Pinscher


Canaan Dog


Great Swiss Mountain Dog


Bergamasco Shepherd Dog


Kangal Shepherd Dog




Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog













Breed Specialties: Shih Tzu, Siberian Husky


Saturday 5 October 2024

General Specials – Order of Judging will be:

  • Group 2
  • Group 5
  • Group 3
  • Group 1
  • Group 4
  • Group 7
  • Group 6

Junior Handlers Final

Best Baby Puppy in Show       - Mr Zeferino Silva

Best Puppy in Show                 - Ms Pamela Bruce

Best Exhibit in Show                - Ms Sylvie Desserne