No soggy dogs for this year’s Pegswood fun show

Valerie Johnstone and Bella, winners of the most like owner class.
Valerie Johnstone and Bella, winners of the most like owner class.

After the downpours at last year’s inaugural event, organisers of the 2015 Pegswood Fun Dog Show were delighted when it stayed dry on Sunday.

The afternoon was well supported by residents, visitors, local businesses and village children’s groups. Everyone had a good time and although there was a relaxed atmosphere, the owners (and dogs) tried hard to win the coveted rosettes.

There were plenty of prizes on offer at the event, organised by the Pegswood Community Action group, as the show had 10 classes. The cutest puppy winner was Ollie, owned by Debra Tighe.

It took place on the Welfare Field and while the adults chatted in the ‘arena’ area, the children who attended enjoyed playing in the park, including the Juliet Oakley Activity Area.

The winners and runners-up in the other show categories were as follows:

Most obedient: 1 Dexter (owned by Claire Allsop), 2 Ruby (owned by Menna Topp) shared with Annie (owned by Debra Tighe); Best groomed: 1 Zar Zar (owned by Jaz and Jess Gill), 2 Poppy (owned by Ann-Marie Taylor); Golden oldie: 1 Harvey (owned by Caroline Emmerson), 2 Karo (owned by Brenda Whinn); Best biscuit catcher: 1 Holly (owned by Lisa Johnson), 2 Toby (owned by Richard Middleton); Best young handler: 1 Henry Wilcox, with Dorre, 2 Sophie Anderson, with Charlie; Waggiest tail: 1 Minstrel (owned by Michael Snaith), 2 Puddin (owned by Frank Preston); Best dressed dog: 1 Pippin (owned by Lennon Rainbow), 2 Carly (owned by Brenda Whinn); Most expressive face: 1 Poppy (owned by Jack Hetherington), 2 Alfie (owned by Oliver Cummon); Most like owner: 1 Bella (owned by Valerie Johnstone), 2 Holly (owned by Claire Hope).

At the conclusion of the event, Pegswood Community Action thanked show the judge Alison Knight, who works at the Robson and Prescott veterinary centre in Morpeth.