ANZIO Digital Lincolnshire Show 2011 Dogs

by Baron Halpenny, LincsMag Editor.
Date: 01 July 2011

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The Lincolnshire Show 2011 was the first year that dogs had been allowed on the Showground and though some may have been wary of possible outcomes, these turned out to be unfounded as from what I saw the dogs were well behaved.

The only dog I saw that had slipped his lead and gone off for a wander, was a beagle type, but he was more interested in finding some tasty treats to eat and was quickly caught by his mistress without any fuss.

“This year is a real first for dog lovers and it’s great to see how much support there has been,” said marketing manager Sarah Poucher. “It’s been on the agenda for some years and needed careful consideration because of issues of hygiene, the livestock on site, and the areas which are not open to dogs such as the food court.

“Obviously dogs have to be on leads and some areas are out of bounds, but other shows have been trialling it and we’ve been learning from their experience, and are looking forward to seeing some happy tail wagging this year!”

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Scruffts Competition

On the Thursday’s Show the Kennel Club held a Scruffts Competition in the dog ring located in the Discovery Zone, where any crossbreed dog owners who were interested in competing in the Scruffts competition turned up on the day and paid Ł1 entry, and all the money raised went to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

The judges were looking for good character, health and temperament in the following classes:

Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog : 6 months - 7 years
Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch : 6 months - 7 years
Child's Best Friend : 6 months - 12 years and handled by a young person between 6 and 16 years
Golden Oldie Crossbreed : 8 years or over

The Results of the Lincolnshire Show 2011 Scruffts Competition

1st Place - Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog. Fergus with owner Kathryn Hoffman
2nd Place - Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog. Teddy with owner William Denton
3rd Place - Most Handsome Crossbreed Dog. Jasper with owner Cassandra Jameson

1st Place - Child's Best Friend. Poppet with St Lawrence School
2nd Place - Child's Best Friend. Spotless with owner Jenny Spence
3rd Place - Child's Best Friend. Bob with James Burman

1st Place - Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch. Freya with owner Kerrie Ambrose
2nd Place - Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch. Izzy with owner Julie Marris
3rd Place - Prettiest Crossbreed Bitch. Millie with owner Jacqueline Fawcett

1st Place - Golden Oldie. Paddy with owner Andrea Rogers

All in all it was a good day out for both the dogs and the humans accompanying them, but of course, which of the two were most ‘dog’ tired, is anyone’s guess.

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