A daft dog afternoon

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Dogs of all shapes and sizes took the lead and entertained crowds at Falsgrave Park at the annual daft dog show, held at the weekend.

The popular event took place on Saturday and an array of different breeds descended onto the top field to be judged by Jenny Johnston of the Vale of Pickering Dog Club.

This is the third year the event has been held, and organisers said that the turnout was the best to dates, as the pets, and their owners, competed in light-hearted categories such as best biscuit catcher and waggiest tail.

However, a more serious award was introduced this year, as a prize was awarded to the best rescue dog.

Organiser Dorothy Russell said: “The dog that won the event was lovely, a really happy dog.

“In total there were about 18 entrants, and the fact that so many dogs were competing for the award is very pleasing, as it shows that rescue centres are doing a great job in re-homing the dogs, and that more people are getting rescue dogs.”

And speaking about the event on a whole, she added: “Everyone seemed to really enjoy it and people brought all sorts of breeds - including some that I’d never even set my eyes on before.”

The Mayor of Scarborough , Cllr Helen Mallory, was on hand to meet and greet some of the dogs, and there was also a harvest festival stall.