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A Day Out to Remember at Companion Dog Show & Family Fun Day

Wednesday 10th August 2016

Thank you so much to everyone who supported our annual Companion Dog Show and Family Fun Day at Church Knowle last Sunday.  

Dog ShowDespite a cloudy start, the sun soon came out and we all enjoyed all that was on offer during the day. With 19 dog show classes, lots of stalls, a bouncy castle, a photo booth and much more, there was something for everyone. Popular attractions returned for the day including Arthur's miniature traction engine and beautiful old London bus belonging to Sir Peter Hendy.

It was truly wonderful to see so many families enjoying the day. Two of the most popular classes on the day, The Best MGAR Female and Best MGAR Male were reserved for dogs that have been rescued and rehomed by the charity. The top 4 dogs in both classes have qualified for the best rescue dog championship at Buckham Fair on Sunday 21st August. The winners on the day were Bruce the American Bulldog X Akita who attended the event with his owner Bradley Barton and Candy the American Bull Mastiff X who attended the event with her owner David Evans. Oakley the Retriever won Best in Show with his owner Lynne.

It was fantastic to see so many of our rehomed dogs visiting us at the show and entering classes. We are also grateful to Purbeck Agility, for running their Have-A-Go Agility ring and Carol for bringing her team dog dancing display which was a highlight of the day. 

As the dog show classes finished and the last of the Pimms was served, it was time to award the volunteer of the year awards to recognise those that dedicate so much to improving the lives of rescued animals. The two awards went to Alison Wigmore, who volunteers in the cattery, socialising the rescue cats and keeping them company while they wait for their forever homes, and Kymberley Richards for her support in the fundraising office and at events.

Alison Wigmore Volunteer of the YearKymberley Richards Volunteer of the Year

Margaret Green Animal Rescue would like to thank their sponsors: Staglers, Corfe Model Village, Barker and Barker, Allsorts, Purbeck Ice-Cream, Damory Vets, Corfe Castle Village Bakery, Wool and Bovington Motors, The Roman Group, Ray Millard Insurance Brokers, Cleary Creative, Ideal Skips, Paul and Sally Hutton-Cornish, Mole Valley Farmers, Suttles, PURBECK! and Bourne-Romsey Fire Protection as well as all of their supporters, judges and stall holders who helped make the show a day to remember.

Sponsors Logos 2016

The winners:

Pedigree Classes:

Class 1 - Any Variety Puppy

1st – Oakley the Retriever

2nd – Lexi the Labrador

3rd – Bella the French Bulldog

4th – Jake the Collie

Class 2  - Any Variety Sporting

1st – Willow the Retriever

2nd – Sorrell the Cocker Spaniel

3rd – Barclay the Retriever

4th – Lexi the Labrador

5th – Murphy the Whippet

Class 3 – Any Variety Non-Sporting

1st – Sylvie the Poodle

2nd – Lilly the Collie

3rd – Brodie the Shetland Sheepdog

4th – Rose the Vizla

Class 4 – Any Variety Open

1st – Barclay the Retriever

2nd – Brodie the Shetland Sheepdog

3rd – Jazmine the Retriever

4th – Vino the Labrador

Best in Show – Oakley the Retriever

Reserve Best in Show – Sylvie the Poodle


Novelty Classes:

Class 5 – Best Heinz 57 Male

1st – Zulu the Collie X

2nd – Buddy the Springer Spaniel X Labrador

3rd – Kobi the Tibetan Terrier X

4th – Bailey the Lurcher

Class 6 –Best OAP Male

1st – Jasper the Springer Spaniel

2nd – Ben the German Shepherd

3rd – Digger the Labrador

4th – Woodsworth the Jack Russell

Class 7 – Most Handsome Dog

1st – Brodie the Shetland Sheepdog

2nd – Paddy the Border Collie

3rd – Stan the Boston Terrier

4th – Hanzo the Rottweiler X German Shepherd

Class 8 – Best MGAR Dog

1st – Bruce the American Bulldog X Akita

2nd – Wilf the Staffordshire Bull Terrier X Boxer

3rd – Alfie the Jack Russell Terrier

4th - Arthur

Class 9 – Dog with the Waggiest Tail

1st – Pippa the Spaniel

2nd – Tarquella the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

3rd – Rosetti the Terrier

4th – Coco the Spaniel

Class 10 – Best Pairs

1st – Barkley and Oakley the Golden Retrievers

2nd – Meg the Jack Russell Terrier and Martha the Dachshund

3rd – Josh and Oscar the Cockapoos

4th – Betty the Bulldog and Marley the Yorkshire Terrier X Jack Russell Terrier

Class 12 – Dog Judge Would Most Like To take Home

1st – Belle the Saluki

2nd – Whizz the Wolfhound

3rd – Buddy the Bassett Hound

4th – Maddie the Terrier

Class 13 – Best Heinz 57 Female

1st – Jenny the Yorkshire Terrier X Jack Russell Terrier

2nd – Tia the Staffordshire Bull Terrier X

3rd – Rosie the Jack Russell Terrier X Collie

4th - Tiggy the Jackawawa

Class 14 – Best OAP Female

1st – Cecil the Rhodesian Ridgeback

2nd – Fleurie the Collie

3rd – Tia the Staffordshire Bull Terrier X

4th – Fleur the Golden Retriever

Class 15 – Best Condition Female

1st – Daisy the Sprocker

2nd – Lola the French Bulldog

3rd – Tarquella and Shona the Staffordshire Bull Terriers

4th – Belle the Saluki

Class 16 – Best MGAR Bitch

1st – Candy the American Bull Mastiff X

2nd – Belle the Saluki

3rd – Bramble the Springador

4th – Maggie the Lurcher