Canine capers galore at summer dog show

Hunmanby Terrier Racing Team by John Allsopp

Hunmanby Terrier Racing Team by John Allsopp

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Summer may be a great time for walkies, but a local dog show made sure there were more exciting canine capers for pets and their owners too.

In addition to classes such as the best crossbreed, gundog and puppy, visitors to Sunday’s Summer Dog Show, organised by Swanzdale Veterinary Care Centre, also jumped at the chance to win awards for the best biscuit catcher, the dog that most looks like its owner and the waggiest tail.

Swanzdale Summer Dog Show at Yorkshire Coast College, competitors line up

Swanzdale Summer Dog Show at Yorkshire Coast College, competitors line up

Held at Yorkshire Coast College, the annual fundraising event in aid of RSPCA, Guide Dogs, PDSA and Yorkshire Coast Dog Rescue, once again attracted dozens of spectators and competitors

Event organiser Lisa Winter said: “It was a great success, the weather was gorgeous and it was brilliant.

“We had an overwhelming amount of cakes donated for the cake stall and prizes for the tombola, help and support setting up and packing away, along with a crowd of lovely people attending making the day a huge success.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved for all the support, helping us raise £831.07 for charity.

“Well done to all the winners and a big thank you for all who attended.”

The show featured demonstrations from the Yorkshire bouncers and the Vale of Pickering Dog Training Club, a ‘pet-athlon’, competitions, games, fly ball, charity stalls and children’s activities.

The Hunmanby Terrier Racing Team were a highlight of the day and proved no match for three Swanzdale vets who were out raced by their four-legged rivals.