Winning dogs have their day

Brighouse Charity Gala 2011.'Vikki Marshall with Jaz
Brighouse Charity Gala 2011.'Vikki Marshall with Jaz

THERE were a record number of entries in this year’s Companion Dog Show.

Organisers recorded a figure of 80 dogs entered and more than 220 classes were judged by Lydia Brown.

“We have had a good response especially with the junior handling classes,” said Lydia. “We decided this time to lend a dog to any children who haven’t got one but who would like the experience of taking part in a competition and a chance to be involved.

“This has been our best result so far and we have had people travelling from as far as Wigan and Southport. It’s been a good day and we are grateful to sponsor Cobbydog for its support.”

Prizewinners included . . .

Pedigree class - Any Variety puppy, Teddy with owner A. R. Sowerbutts of Halifax; Any Variety Sporting, Judael with owner Fiona Rae of Shipley; Any Variety non-sporting, Alfie with owner Richard, of Brighouse; Any Variety open, Maisy with owner G. Collins, of Halifax.

Novelty classes - Child Handling, Boris with owner Anastasia; Special Rescue, Chi with owner Mr Thomas, of Ormskirk; Most Appealing Eyes, Buddy with owner Sian of Wyke; Veteran (seven to nine years), Gwynett with owner Mrs Kornelus of Halifax; Vintage (ten years plus), Casper with G. Swallow, of Halifax; Best Crossbreed, Asta with owner Andy of Grange Moor; Most Handsome dog, Nimrob, with owner Sally of Hove Edge; Prettiest Bitch, Poppy with owner Andrew of Liversedge.

The best in show went to Maisy with owner G. Collins of Halifax and best puppy in show went to Teddy with owner Mrs A. Sowerbutts of Halifax.