Village dog show held in husband’s memory

Reese Pepperd with Arthurs Best In Show trophy presented by Lynn White, widow of Al. Picture: MARK A

Reese Pepperd with Arthurs Best In Show trophy presented by Lynn White, widow of Al. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Dog lovers from around the county entered their pet into a village show to compete for sought-after prizes at the weekend.

Winner of the open class entry Andy Tottle with his Whippet Kell. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Winner of the open class entry Andy Tottle with his Whippet Kell. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Strong winds and heavy rain forced organisers to bring Mark's Companion Dog Show inside the village hall, in Vole Road, on Sunday.

Event organiser Alison Smale said: "The show was very successful.

"We had 76 entries and raised a few hundred pounds for the Brain Tumour Support charity.

"We chose the cause because one of our members' husbands died from a brain tumour 18 months ago, so it was great to see so many people turn-out in support."

Reese Pepperd with Arthurs Best In Show trophy presented by Lynn White, widow of Al. Picture: MARK A

Reese Pepperd with Arthurs Best In Show trophy presented by Lynn White, widow of Al. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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Dogs including greyhounds and miniature schnauzers took part in the show.

Alison continues: "The event was brought inside due to bad weather conditions, which actually seemed to help visitor numbers.

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"Everyone had a whale of a time and there were no dog fallings out, which helped hugely."

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