Every dog has his day at Highfield Show

DOGS and their owners flocked to the weekend’s second Highfield Park Dog Show.

More than 60 dogs were entered into the various competitions at Saturday’s fun event which was held in aid of two dog charities.

Following on from the success of the inaugural dog show last year, the event had new classes including ‘musical dogs’ which involved owners getting their pets to sit when the music stopped and all dogs got to strut their stuff in a parade around the park at the end of the afternoon.

Joyce Goodwin, who organised the show with Sue Gaylard, said: “We had a super day, and Highfield Park was full of dogs in fancy dress, playing musical dogs, parading around the cricket pitch field and taking part in the best biscuit catcher class.

“Erica Howell from the Great Dane Adoption Society came all the way from her holiday close to Portsmouth to judge the show and she told me it was the hardest thing she’d ever done!”

More than �300 was raised at the event which will be split between the Great Dane Adoption Society and Chiltern Dog Rescue, and �50 will be donated to the Highfield Park Trust which hosted the event.

The afternoon was supported by Orchard Rosettes from Park Street which donated all the rosettes, Partners Pet Supermarket which donated vouchers for prizes and pet photographer Malcolm Taylor who took a portrait for each class winner.

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Mutts Cutts and Woof Woof Walks also donated vouchers on the day.