The organisers of a dog show in Northumberland on Saturday were delighted that a large number of cute and clever canines were brought along to the event.
There were more than 200 entries for the various categories during the day of fun at Whitehouse Farm-based Central Bark, an increase of about 50 per cent on last year’s inaugural show.
Prizes were handed out for classes such as best puppy, gundog scurry, best rescued dog and best junior handler as well as quirky sections like fastest biscuit-catcher and waggiest tail.
The best in show award went to a border collie called Oscar, entered by Claire Hollyman and Kev Latimer.
Other attractions on the day included agility and fly-ball demonstrations, a rescue dog parade, face-painting, a tombola and raffle and a bouncy castle.
Central Bark was set up in 2012 by directors Lyndsey Rutherford and Susan Gilbert. It provides dog day care, training, grooming and microchipping among other services.
Lyndsey said: “The turnout was excellent, the weather was decent and the people who came along seemed to enjoy themselves, so overall we’re very happy with how things went.
“Hopefully, the show will lead to more interest in the business and now we’re more confident that we can put on extra attractions and activities at next year’s event.”