Every dog owner thinks they've got the cutest dog in the world, and now they have a chance to prove it. No matter what the pet store tells you, true pedigrees are hard to come by in this city. A local Pomeranian will cost you in the area of $3,000, but add pedigree papers to the pup, and you'll be paying upwards of $30,000. The Hong Kong & Kowloon Kennel Association has created a competition for pedigree dogs without papers. Whereas contestants of the All Breeds Championship require papers and includes eight categories, the exemption show has only categories for large, medium and small dogs (golden retrievers are considered large). Important to note, however, is that neutered dogs cannot enter, but spayed bitches may get away with it, as long as the judges don't find out. Before you throw in the towel, there is also a mixed-show competition for beautiful mutts and neutered pedigrees. 'We wanted to give other dogs a chance,' says event organiser Eric Lau. 'A lot of people just want to try but cannot compete at the professional level. These competitions aim to educate the public about dog shows and how to show their dogs as a sport, like a stepping stone to the All Breeds Championship Show.' Competition dates are Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm at The International Trading Centre, Kowloon Bay. Call 2338 9269 for more information.