We were blessed with good weather, and the kind judging services of local vet Wendy Hartburn. Whilst Wendy is now an equine specialist at Endell’s in Alderbury, she is also a dog lover and so brought her own dog, Cassie. Hamish Dunlop compèred the event with good humour and aplomb.
Wendy diplomatically judged the dogs in a variety of classes:
- Most Handsome Dog
- Prettiest Bitch
- Dog with the Waggiest Tail
- Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home (very difficult)
- Best Trick
- Best in Show
Phillip Cusack with Whisky won the Best Trick – pulling socks off feet! Well-deserving of the Cup.
There was also a wonderful opportunity for dogs and their owners to show their skills on an agility circuit, and local Downton dog owners, Jane and Andy Smith, kindly gave a gun-dog demonstration together with Chantelle Dean and her very young spaniel puppy. She put the rest of us dog-owners to shame!
Refreshments featured home-made scones and cakes by members of the Friends of the Moot Committee, along with a cup of tea – and a Lucky Dip provided some extra fun for the children. The event raised £414 for the Moot. Thank you to all who attended, took part and helped on the day.