Annual ferret show expected to attract hundreds to Woodlands

Ant Farrimond with ferret's Dexter, Boo and Taffy is part of the WA Ferret Society which is holding its annual ferret show at Jackadder Lake in Woodlands on September 2. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Ant Farrimond with ferret's Dexter, Boo and Taffy is part of the WA Ferret Society which is holding its annual ferret show at Jackadder Lake in Woodlands on September 2. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

AN annual festival that brings ferreting around to a whole new level will showcase some of Perth’s favourite furry friends in Woodlands this weekend.

The 23rd Western Australian Ferret and Ferreting Society show this Sunday is expected to attract hundreds of ferrets and their owners, known as ‘ferrants’.

Ant Farrimond, society member and ferrant of four award-winning ferrets said the annual show was the “academy awards” of ferret events.

“There are many categories, some of our most popular include Prettiest Face, Most Luxurious Coat and the outrageous Fancy Dress,” he said.

“The lucky winners will be rewarded with a gift bag packed full of all sorts of ferret related goodies and treats such as toys, litter, and lactose-free milk.

“Those who place in the top of their respective categories will receive a trophy that we engrave their name onto.”

The Northbridge resident said ferrets had unique personalities and were human-like in their behaviour.

“Ferrets are very in tune with their human’s emotions, and they are there for you when you need them,” he said.

“Once you own a ferret and form that special bond, you will be a ferret owner for life.”