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Second Deeping Dog Show is a huge success

Bark in the Park dog show  at the Jubilee Field, Deeping. Pictured is Rotary Club of the Deepings president Jill Thomas with Paris the Pug EMN-140720-193032009

Bark in the Park dog show at the Jubilee Field, Deeping. Pictured is Rotary Club of the Deepings president Jill Thomas with Paris the Pug EMN-140720-193032009

Deeping Dog Show returned for its second year on Sunday with great success.

More than 100 dogs, from chihuahuas to great Danes, took part in the show which was organised by Friends of Jubilee Park.

Judy Stevens, parish councillor for Deeping St James, said: “The day was brilliant, and we were lucky that the rain held off until the end.”

Dogs were entered into a number of categories including ‘best rescue dog’ and ‘best in show’, which were both won by Staffordshire bull terrier Tess, a rescue dog found in Middlesborough.

Other categories included ‘golden oldie’, ‘look-alike’, ‘cutest puppy’, ‘prettiest bitch’, ‘handsomest male’, ‘best eyebrows’, ‘waggiest tail’ and the ‘most talented dog in Deeping’ award.

More than 300 people attended the event, including the Mayor of Market Deeping Roy Stephenson and President of the Rotary Club of the Deepings Jill Thomas. The show was officially opened by Deepings darts legend Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams.

Attractions included traditional children’s games, a tombola, a cake stall selling ‘puppy cakes’ and a second-hand book stall.

Many local businesses also took part in the event, including Animates Vets who were offering free microchipping, local pet shop Pet’s Pantry, pet-sitting service Pet Buddies, and ACS Photography.

The money raised this year will go towards making improvements to Jubilee Park - the funds from last year’s show went towards installing two new benches in the park.

Coun Stevens said: “It was a fantastic community event and everybody loved to show off their dogs. It was all good natured and a great way to raise some funds for the park.”

 

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