Furry fun at pet show

BARK LIFE! Mel Phillips and Kyle Morris with their dog Basil take part in a charity dog show at Bransbury Park.   Picture: Ian Hargreaves (1122693-14)
BARK LIFE! Mel Phillips and Kyle Morris with their dog Basil take part in a charity dog show at Bransbury Park. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (1122693-14)
Alex Wardle, from Lee-on-the-Solent, collapsed at home and tragically died in March 2016, aged 23. 

From left: Alex's father, Stephen Wardle, sister Gemma Wardle, Alex Wardle and his mother, Denise Wardle.

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HUNDREDS of lovable pooches took part in a fun dog show which raised about £500 for charity.

The event hosted an abundance of categories from best puppy and best rescue dog, to best fancy dress – all in aid of local pet charity Four Paws Complete Care.

LEAD ROLE Carla Wightman, above, with her dog Biscuit''(1122693-1)

LEAD ROLE Carla Wightman, above, with her dog Biscuit''(1122693-1)

A doggy talent show was also held and the pets performed tricks such as playing dead and rolling over, while two ‘singing’ dogs performed a duet.

There were also stalls at the show in Bransbury Park, Eastney, selling pet care, jewellery and food.

One of the organisers Claire Chmarny, from the dog charity, said: ‘Everyone was really up for it and the dogs got a great reaction.

‘Lots of people entered their dogs into the categories – some of them had about 30 entries so it was very hard for the judges.

‘It’s amazing how competitive people can get, even when it’s just for fun, but all the dogs were just lovely.’

WINNERS

Best Puppy – Honey – Grace Loverton

Ankle Biters – Poppy and Tixxy – Emily Wearn

Best Veteran – George – Olivia Farminer

Best Big Beast – Archie – Alison Prince

Beautiful Bitch – Bonnie – Ellen Molloy

Handsome Male – Teddy – Mary-Ann Hickson

Best rescue Dog – Bobby – Marie Hamlin

Best rescue Bitch – Princess – Anna-Marie Bell

Best Fancy Dress – Jasper & Coco – Jane Howard (The two dogs went as Dorothy and the scarecrow and the owner was the wicked witch!)

Waggiest Tail – Narla – Emma Burtos

Best Six Legs – Chester – Sophie Wildig

The dog that the judge would most like to take home – Simba – Anna-Marie Bell

Best Puppy in show – Simba – Anna-Marie Bell

Reserve best in Show – Archie – Alison Prince

Best in Show – George – Olivia Farminer