Pawsome dog show raises more than £2,000 for the Coldham community

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:32 03 June 2016

Coldham Dog show. Miya Cundy with Solly, first time at event. Picture: Steve Williams.

Coldham Dog show. Miya Cundy with Solly, first time at event. Picture: Steve Williams.

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An annual dog show raised more than £2,000 for the Coldham community over the weekend.

Around 200 dogs and their owners enjoyed the sunshine as they attended Coldham Residents Action Group Limited’s agility competition and dog show.

Organiser Kay Wells said: “The weather was really kind to us and people seemed to really enjoy themselves.

“We’ve had lots of positive comments and people have said they would like to come back next year.

Coldham Dog show. Barbara Carder and Thai .Picture: Steve Williams.Coldham Dog show. Barbara Carder and Thai .Picture: Steve Williams.

“There were more people than we’ve ever had before, which helped raise a larger sum of money.

“Over the weekend we had lots of different breeds including collies, Labradors, Jack Russell’s, poodles and cross breeds.”

£2,718 was raised over the weekend and all proceeds will go towards the upkeep of Coldham’s playing field and community building.

Coldham Dog show. Picture: Steve Williams.Coldham Dog show. Picture: Steve Williams.

There were 20 classes for people to enter in the dog show and the best in show winner received a £10 voucher for Pets at Home as well as bags of dog treats, whilst the reserve best in show took home a variety of dog biscuits.

The dog show judges and stewards were Jeannine Bryans, Judy Sebert and Janet Welfare.

Agility judges were Gareth Jones, Hayley Howatt, Tony Ryman, Christina Williams and Pete Mealham.

Christine Jones and Patty Harris compiled the results as the event went along, Paul Pykett and Kevin Wells were ring managers and Valerie Kennett was in charge of the league tables.

Daphne Brand and Amanda Knight went around with raffle tickets, encouraging people to part with their spare change on the day.

Louise Pykett and other helpers set up and took down equipment, David and John Brand took charge of the car parking situation and Nev, Rosa and Ben Hopkin supplied the catering.

Carol Murfitt held a dog accessory stall and Seamus Bryans took photos at the event.

The winners of the dog show were:

Best in show:

Sandra and 11-year-old huskey Laya from Tydd St Giles

Reserve best in show:

Iris and Misty terrier cross from Holbeach

Best puppy:

1st Andzej and Gladiator (French bulldog)

2nd Angie and Alfie

3rd Katie and Barnie

Best veteran dog:

1st Sandra and Laya

2nd Gabrielle and Smudge

3rd Jenifer and Hapi

Best handsome dog:

1st Kieren and Keefer

2nd David and Sebio

3rd Peter and Riley

Best friend (child and a special dog):

1st Alina and Tilly

2nd Alice and Penny

3rd Katie and Barnie

Best trick: 1st Alice and Penny

2nd Diana and Josef

3rd Amanda and Gismo


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