Fun Day Dog Show 2018

Our rescheduled dog show went ahead on Saturday 22nd September and the weather was kind, much to everyone's relief!

Published on Sep 26, 2018

We were delighted with the turnout for our rescheduled Fun Day Dog on Saturday 22nd September. There was a great atmosphere, the rain held off and we are still counting the pennies! It will return to a June date in 2019 and hopefully no named storms next time!

More photos are available to view on our Facebook page and we hope to have more to add when staff return from a training course on Thursday. Winners are listed further down this page.

We are grateful to everyone who supported this event - exhibitors, judges, sponsors and businesses who donated prizes for our fabulous raffle. We hope you will in turn support their business and mention why.  

Sponsors:  Academy Veterinary Centre, Ark Veterinary Centre, Bard Vets Ltd, The Boathouse Glencaple, Blendbetter Pet Foods, Dial a Dog Wash, Damhead Boarding kennels, Dryfe Vets, Dunmuir Vets, Firth Veterinary Centre, Happy Pets, Kellwood Electrical, Laightown Boarding kennels, Metrik Office Supplies, Metrik Document Solutions, Murray Farmcare, Nithsdale Vets (The Vet Centre), Skinners Dog Food, TB Watsons, William Waugh & Sons Builders, Wright Cleaning.

Raffle Prize Donors: All Things animal Gift Certificate for Mini groom & photo session value £60, Rowan Glen (Luxury Hamper), Gretna Gateway (£50 Gift Card) Coastal Kippford (£50 discount voucher), Mabie House Hotel (Meal for Two Voucher), Queen of the South FC (Family Ticket to one home game) Cream o'Galloway (Family fun pass), Mrs Greens Tea Room (Tea & Cake for Two voucher), Blendbetter Pet Foods (£25 Gift Voucher), Tescos Lockerbie (£20 Voucher), Lockards Farm Restaurant (£20 Voucher)  Nith Hotel (£20 Voucher), Tarff Town & Country (£10 Voucher), Heathhall Garden Centre (£10 Voucher for Restaurant), M & S (£10 Gift Voucher), Hairworks Dumfries (£20 voucher), Post-Horn Annan (Ceramic Set), Post-Horn Castle Douglas (Dali Coasters and Mug) Flowers on the Vennel (Flower arrangement)

Main awards:  Bryn Trophy for the Best Companion Dog Iona Carpenter with Coco, Ruff and Cymro Trophy for Best Obedience Elaine Martin with Zahra, Honorine Murray Cup for Best Rescue Claire Currie with Benji, Lady Mary Trophy for Best DGCRC Rescue Jennifer Parker with Mist, Alan and Taff Trophy for Best Crossbreed Molly Crosbie with Chester, Major Trophy for the Best Veteran Avril Robertson with Kojak, Drumkilty Cup for Best Pedigree Chris Mackenzie and Nicola Lavery with Dembe, Special trophies for Best Junior Obedience Molly Crosbide with Chester, and Best Young Handler Erin Gibson with Hannah.

Class Winners not covered above: AV Terrier Chris Mackenzie and Nicola Lavery with Dembe, AV Pastoral Jeanette Richardson with Harris, AV Gundog Louise Stables with Seth, AV Utility Iona Carpenter with Coco, AV Toy Tammy Currie with Spider, AV Hound Alice Stephenson with Benny, AV Working Austin McCowan with Bella, AV Puppy Hazel Brown with Hank, Handsomest Dog Joe Abbot with Murphy, Prettiest Bitch Jane Sheldon with Lucy, Best Crossbreed Molly Crosbie with Chester, Waggiest Tail Lynn Langton with Dougal, Shining Example of Health and Happiness Catherine Summers with Willow, Starters Obedience Elaine Martin with Zahra, Triers Lynda Johnstone with Santo, Flyers Debbie Burley with Karma.

Well Done everyone and thanks again to our lovely judges Siobhan Power, Sandy McCracken and Pam Stokes.