March flyball club Fenland Firestorm’s dog show and fun day raises £600 towards getting them to Crufts finals in March 2018

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show, Mia with Elsie-mae

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show, Mia with Elsie-mae - Credit: Archant

March flyball club Fenland Firestorm raised more than £600 towards getting them to Crufts next year by holding a dog show and fun day.

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show, Gup the pug.

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show, Gup the pug. - Credit: Archant

The fundraiser, held at Flag grass Hill Road in March, featured classes for dogs of all breeds, ages, shapes and sizes to enter including waggiest tale, most appealing eyes and best in show.

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show. Sharon Wing with Blade

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show. Sharon Wing with Blade - Credit: Archant

As well as the competition, there was a raffle, tombola, cake stalls and hot food van. In total, the fun day raised £605.25 which will help the club get to the flyball finals at Crufts in March 2018.

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show. Judy Lawrence and Bailey

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show. Judy Lawrence and Bailey - Credit: Archant

Emma Butler, one of the organisers, who runs PoshPaws, said the event was a success.

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show. Sharon Wing with Blade

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show. Sharon Wing with Blade - Credit: Archant

“We had a really good turnout and were pleased with how the classes and activities ran on the day.”

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show

Fenland Firestorm Dog Show - Credit: Archant

Flyball racing sees two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 foot long course.

Within a team, each dog must run over the jumps, trigger a flyball box releasing a ball, retrieve the ball and then return over the jumps.

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The next dog then takes part, in relay fashion.