Lochaber dog show success
LOCHABER and District Canine Society held its annual dog show on Tuesday July 4.
Nearly 40 dogs and their owners went along to join in the fun.
Classes for pedigree dogs included a special beginners class for dogs and handlers who have never won at a Kennel Club show to encourage newcomers.
The novelty classes are always highly popular and with 21 dogs entering the best condition class, it was a difficult job for the judges. There was also a puppy walk for those too young to take part and a best trick competition.
This year’s chosen charity was Canine Partners and a representative from the charity was at the event.
Fiona Barcenas, and Barnum the dog, were happy to tell owners about the work of the charity and Fiona judged the best trick competition. Fiona said: ‘Thank you so so much for the lovely evening. It was a breath of fresh air, so light-hearted and upbeat. At the same time it was so well- organised and professional. It was an honour for Barnum and I to judge the dog trick section.’
Sarah Holroyd, show secretary, said: ‘ Once again I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of people in support of our companion dog show. We raised more than £ 587.79 for Canine Partners. Well done and thanks to everyone who gave generously of their time and money, to all those who helped in the organisation, set-up and running of the show and to all those who came along and took part. I hope you all enjoyed your night.’
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Photograph: Iain Ferguson The Write Image. F28 Dog Show 01 IF Dogs and owners line up before the show.
Scott Bellwood and Nev the nine month Bearded Collie from Inverlochy who won the overall Best Novelty Class category.