Video & Gallery: Dogs strut their stuff in charity dog show

PUBLISHED: 15:30 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:24 06 May 2010

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MORE than 100 pooches of all breeds and sizes strutted their stuff at a charity dog show at the weekend. The event in Highfield Park on Saturday exceeded all the expectations of the organisers and raised over £330 for the Great Dane Adoption Society. The

MORE than 100 pooches of all breeds and sizes strutted their stuff at a charity dog show at the weekend.

The event in Highfield Park on Saturday exceeded all the expectations of the organisers and raised over £330 for the Great Dane Adoption Society.

The fancy dress category saw dogs and owners clad in a range of costumes, including those from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Toy Story, which scooped first and second place respectively.

The biscuit-catching category proved to be the most popular, with dogs and owners squeezing into the ring for the competition.

Other categories included the prettiest bitch, most handsome dog, grumpiest dog and best child handler.

Joyce Goodwin, one of the event's organisers, dressed her Great Dane Maggie in a pirate costume. She said: "It was fantastic, the whole day was a spectacular success.

"We were absolutely gobsmacked with the response. There were over 100 dogs but we thought that we would get about 20 or 30 and that one box of biscuits would be enough, but they just kept flooding in!

"I think the reason so many people came along was because it was all for fun and nothing to do with breeds. We have already started laying the plans down for next year."

The Highfield Park Trust, which opened its facilities for the day to serve refreshments, was given £50 of the money raised. The day was also supported by Mutts Cuts and Partners Pets.

For more information about the Great Dane Adoption Society visit www.danes.org.uk


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