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

20150601-Dogshow winnerPhillip 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.

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