Thousands raised at AlphaPets dog show

Charity Animal Funday and Dog Show in Bognor Regis
Charity Animal Funday and Dog Show in Bognor Regis
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A Bognor Regis based veterinary clinic hosted a Charity Animal Fun Day and Dog Show.

AlphaPet Veterinary Clinics hosted the family event on Queens Field, West Meads, Bognor Regis.

Quiana Jackson, four,  and sister Tia, eight, and Chewie, a Cockapoo

Quiana Jackson, four, and sister Tia, eight, and Chewie, a Cockapoo

The show and classes kicked off at 12.30pm, after the dog show registration opened at 11.30am.

It was the seventh show hosted by the clinic, and it is believed that it was attended by around 250 people.

Andrea Hogg, HR and IT administration assistant for AlphaPet, said: “We raised about £2,780 which will be split between our two chosen charities - Guide Dogs and Catastrophes Cat Rescue.

“The figure is not 100 per cent confirmed as still some donations to collect, so could be higher.”

Natalie Burchett and Brie, her French Bulldog, winner Handsomest Dog

Natalie Burchett and Brie, her French Bulldog, winner Handsomest Dog

Guide Dogs is the charity providing specially trained dogs to assist non-sighted humans, and Catastrophes Cat Rescue is a feline rescue charity based in East Sussex.

There was also lots of family attractions and things to do, including a tombola, charity stalls, second hand pet accessories, a homemade cake stall, refreshments available all day, and a pets corner.

Dog show classes included best puppy, best veteran, prettiest bitch, handsomest dog, most appealing eyes, waggiest tail, and dog most like owner at 12.30pm, and best in show was announced at 4pm. Dog activities included musical sits, fastest recall, temptation alley, gundog scurry, and doggy lucky dip.

There was also demonstrations in agility, flyball and obedience.

Jumping the hurdles

Jumping the hurdles

Andrea said: “We had 203 dogs enter the dog show. ‘Brie’ Burchett, a bulldog, won Best in Show, and ‘Coco’ Goodman, a westie, won Reserve Best in Show.”

Photos of the winners and the show can be viewed and purchased at www.jsbeephotography.com/alphapet-dog-show-2016.

The full list of winners will be posted on the website at alphapet.co.uk/ and on the AlphaPet Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AlphaPetVets.

AlphaPet vets are a 10 veterinary surgeon practice operating across three surgeries - one in Bognor, Lavant and Birdham.

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DM16135745a.jpg Charity Animal Funday and Dog Show in Bognor Regis. Lilly Riddle on 'Tonka' an Aldabra tortoise Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160815-082950008

DM16135745a.jpg Charity Animal Funday and Dog Show in Bognor Regis. Lilly Riddle on 'Tonka' an Aldabra tortoise Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160815-082950008