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

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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.

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 BladeFenland Firestorm Dog Show. Sharon Wing with Blade

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 BaileyFenland Firestorm Dog Show. Judy Lawrence and Bailey

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

Fenland Firestorm  Dog Show. Sharon Wing with BladeFenland Firestorm Dog Show. Sharon Wing with Blade

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

Fenland Firestorm  Dog ShowFenland Firestorm Dog Show

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.

The next dog then takes part, in relay fashion.

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