2016 Maleny Apex Paws of Thunder

Fathers Day

Sunday 11th of September 2016

So bring your Dad and his best friend to the Maleny Showgrounds for a 

Fathers Day he won't forget.

(it will be better than jocks and socks)



It’s on again!  The Maleny Apex Paws of Thunder amateur dog race day is to be held on the Main Oval, Maleny Showgrounds on Fathers Day.


In 2011, rainy weather forced the postponement of the day from the Queens Birthday long weekend, to Father’s Day in September.  The feedback from the 300 strong crowd was overwhelmingly positive.  Those attending were delighted to have a fantastic family event on Fathers Day, with breakfastcooked and coffee brewed, activities and races for the kids and, of course, the family’s best four-legged friend.


The event started as a way to celebrate the involvement of the “working dog” in the farming history of Maleny and the surrounding district.  The first year was a huge success, and 2011 saw even more dogs and their humans attend.

      Dogs are given the opportunity to race against their canine friends in several race categories.
      They compete for prizes  certificates and ribbons.

Please register on the day at the Maleny Showgrounds from 8:00 am or call Barry  on

0407 762 012

Apex Maleny Paws of Thunder 2016 Programme coming soon.