Agile dogs draw the crowds

MORE than 2,000 dogs from all over the world descended on Ipswich for the annual Dogs in Need Agility Society dog show.The event, held at the former Suffolk Showground, saw dogs from as far as Japan and as near as Nacton compete in the week-long competition.

MORE than 2,000 dogs from all over the world descended on Ipswich for the annual Dogs in Need Agility Society dog show.

The event, held at the former Suffolk Showground, saw dogs from as far as Japan and as near as Nacton compete in the week-long competition.

The dogs, from a variety of breeds, took part in the show jumping event and prices were awarded to the winning pets.

The money from the entry fees were paid to the dog handlers nominated dog charity and an estimated £6,000-£7,000 was raised.

The dog show is currently in its 13th year and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for dog charities in the UK.

Show secretary, Anne Gill, said: “It was really, really, wonderful despite the worst of the weather could throw at us.”

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Representatives from Sainsbury's at Warren Heath sponsored one of the large dog agility competitions and gave out rosettes and glass trophies to the winning pups.

Bev Quarton, from Sainsbury's, said: “I had a fabulous time. I've never seen so many dogs all in one place in all my life. They were really well behaved dogs”

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