GALLERY: Dogs and owners enjoy the sunshine at companion show

HUNDREDS of pooches attended the Boxgrove Companion Dog Show to strut their stuff on Saturday, September 26.

Held at the Boxgrove village hall from 12noon, the show gave dog owners and their faithful friends the chance to win a variety of dog competitions.

Tricia Welllings with  some of her dog portraits   ks500477-8

Tricia Welllings with some of her dog portraits ks500477-8

Sylvia St Aubyn Hubbard, organiser of the show, said: “It went exceedingly well. The show has been going for 15 years, since our first show in 2001.

“The show has since gathered strength, and this year we had around 300 dogs come along, which is a fantastic turn out, as well as some people running trade stalls.

“Everyone was very happy, and the weather was brilliant.

“We had people visiting from all over - Crawley, the Isle of Wight.

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Children pick their numbers in the hope of winning a prize ks500477-9

“We raised £3,000, which is the most we’ve ever raised during the show - this will be split between Boxgrove Priory and Boxgrove village hall.”

Libby the German Shepherd dog, along with her owner Anne Page, took home the best in show award.

The best puppy award was given to Jacko, the Pyrenean Mountain dog, who belongs to Sandy Tadd from Wittering.

Val Blisset’s dalmation Uno and German Shepherd Thea took home the best novelty prize as an Irish Brace.

Max, a Jack Russell, belonging to Phillippa Hind from Westergate, won best local dog.

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