It was a case of tun­nel vi­sion for dog lovers at the week­end...

An­other suc­cess­ful Ger­rards Cross Dog Show

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

AROUND 200 peo­ple flocked to Ger­rards Cross for an an­nual dog show.

Held on Sun­day (Oc­to­ber 2) at the Memo­rial Cen­tre, East Com­mon, the crowds were kept en­ter­tained by a dog agility show, bar­be­cue, face paint­ing and an ice cream van.

While num­bers were down on the pre­vi­ous year, Ken Piercy, di­rec­tor of ser­vices, said it was still a good event.

“It was a beau­ti­ful day,” he said. “The peo­ple who were there en­joyed it.”

Peo­ple were able to en­ter their dogs into a dif­fer­ent va­ri­ety of cat­e­gories, with prizes handed out later in the day.

Mr Piercy said: “It’s a free event where peo­ple who live in Ger­rards Cross, who have a dog, can walk down and come to a lo­cal dog show.

“We’re com­mit­ted to do­ing it again next year – we want to make it an an­nual event.”

And he added: “The peo­ple who came loved it and agility is so pop­u­lar.

“We’re not try­ing to be Crufts, we don’t take our­selves too se­ri­ously.

“It’s a fun fam­ily event.”

Win­ner: Joanne Clarke with her York­shire ter­rier Boo who won a first in the dog with the Most Awe­some Eyes cat­e­gory. Left, Cock­er­poo Lola chills out in the sun with owner Teresa Scott

Best friends: Golden labrador Bruno gets a hug from 12 year old owner Polly. Right, An owner en­tices his pooch through the tun­nel on the agility course

In train­ing: Trainer Lisa Hunt takes a pooch around the agility course


Win­ner: Naomi Parkin with her Golden Retriever Reg­gie who won a first in the Best Look­ing Big Dog cat­e­gory

Win­ner: Natasha Smith with her Mal­tese ter­rrier Daisy who won a first in the Most Stun­ning Small Dog cat­e­gory

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