This year the Royal celebrated its 97th offering. Situated in the heart of Toronto the 10 day show attracts nearly 5,800 animals and 300,000 visitors.

One of the most prestigious competitions is the Masterfeeds supreme championship, which is broken up into both male and female. Here the champions of each breed along with a number of prequalified entries from other shows fight it out for honour, and a cheque of CA$2,500. Three judges took to centre ring to judge these two major classes, with a referee also appointed to make sure things ran smoothly.