Is your dog the 'best in show'?
Press release issued: 3 September 2007
The University of Bristol Veterinary School at Langford in North Somerset is to hold a Fun Dog Show on Sunday, September 16.
The day will be opened by 'Lucy Hiscock', a special Labrador, who after attending puppy classes held at the Vet School lived with someone without sight.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Langford Trust for Animal Health and Welfare, a charity that supports the University’s Veterinary School to promote the practice, advancement and teaching of veterinary science.
Members of the public are invited to come along with their dogs and enter them in a variety of competitions including a sausage eating race, best trick, most handsome male and best rescue.
A prize will be awarded for first place in each class with a special prize for the Best in Show. Entry to the event will be free of charge but those entering their pets will be asked to pay £1 per class. Classes can be booked in advance with registration forms available from the Small Animal Practice or on the day.
In addition to the dog competitions, there will be children’s fancy dress competition, stalls and refreshments. There will also be an agility demonstration and 'dancing dogs'.
Shelley Monks, Practice Manager for the Langford House Small Animal Practice, said: "We look forward to welcoming everyone to the event. It's not a serious competition, it's just meant to be a bit of fun."
The free event, organised by the Division of Companion Animal Studies at Bristol University’s Veterinary School, will take place on Sunday, September 16, University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Science, Langford, North Somerset, from 11 am to 4 pm.