Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Two doggie days out that came in too late for the next mag...


The RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Chobham, Surrey – the very same village in which Dogs Today is based – is holding its annual Gala Day on Sunday 5 September.
Expect displays of dog agility and western horse riding, a rehoming parade and even a circus workshop. Richard Curtis demonstrates his heelwork to music and Amanda and Tony Brutus will be performing amazing feats of towering strength.
Other attractions include a fun dog show and agility competition, classic and vintage cars, mini steam engines, a steel band, fairground rides, lots of stalls, a beer and Pimm’s tent and further refreshments.
A great fun day out for all the family, held from 11am to 5pm.

To find out more, please see www.rspca-millbrook.org.uk


On September 18 the Collingbourne K9 Festival is being held at Parsonage Farm in Collingbourne Kingston, Wiltshire.
The show is a Kennel Club Licensed Companion Dog Show, in aid of Help for Heroes, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Wiltshire Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue and SBT Rescue,
Registrations open at 8.30am, the formal opening is at 10am, judging begins at 10.30am and 6pm is closing time.
Activities include obedience and gun dogs displays, a talent competition, shopping stands, a rescue and welfare village, kids’ zone and family picnic area, a fun agility ring and lots of catering.
There’ll also be a Guinness World Record Attempt for the ‘Largest Sit Stay’ at 1pm – the current record is held by the RSPCA, taken at the Wag & Bone Show, where 647 dogs attended and 627 set the record. Organisers are anticipating between 1,000 and 1,500 dogs at the event so hope to smash the record.
Two trophies will be awarded: the ‘Collingbourne K9 Perpetual Cup’ with a cash prize of £100 for Best in Show, and the ‘Marney Wells Perpetual Obedience Trophy’, also with a cash prize of £100 for the overall winner of the Obedience Classes.

For more information, please visit www.CKK9.co.uk

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