For the eighth year, the Dog Lovers Show hit Melbourne over the weekend. It was a parade of pooches, competitive canines, treats and tricks, and a chance to learn about different breeds and puppy wellbeing.

Instead of a typical "best in show" competition, in pawlitically correct fashion, doggos were celebrated and appreciated for being just as they are. There was swimming and yoga for active pups, a meet-and-mingle session for single parents of pooches, talks on how to make your dog Insta-famous, and easy recipes to treat your pet to.