Dog show success at March care home

Leanne Paxton's dog Bilbo is winner in best catcher in show in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria

Leanne Paxton's dog Bilbo is winner in best catcher in show in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court - Credit: Archant

It was all smiles and wagging tails when a March care home held a fun dog show day.

Holly Savage and her dog are among contestants in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court

Holly Savage and her dog are among contestants in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court - Credit: Archant

The event was the first dog show for Aria Court which was held in honour of Oscar the trainee Guide Dog, who the home had recently sponsored through the sponsor a puppy, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association scheme.

Taking place on a beautiful day, the event was enjoyed by residents, relatives and staff alike.

Head Chef and contestant Peter Bagge said: “Myself and Finley really enjoyed it. We were pleased to win second place in most obedient.

“We’re excited for next year and will be practicing our catching skills”.

Contestants in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court

Contestants in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court - Credit: Archant


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With six categories including best catcher and waggiest tail the home was buzzing with activity.

Winner of best in show Holly Savage said: “I was very shocked when Watson was announced winner by guest judge Judy Christopher.

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“The competition was tough with nine dogs taking part”.

The event was hailed a tremendous beginning to a new Aria tradition.

Winner of the best in show is Watson in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court

Winner of the best in show is Watson in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court - Credit: Archant

Ann Drennan and Gizmo are among contestants in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court

Ann Drennan and Gizmo are among contestants in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court - Credit: Archant

Contestants in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court

Contestants in the Aria Court dog show. PHOTO: Aria Court - Credit: Archant

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