Hundreds brave wet weather for All About Dogs Show at Trinity Park

Erika German from Saints Sledge Dog Rescue, with Nanuuk Nanuu. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Erika German from Saints Sledge Dog Rescue, with Nanuuk Nanuu. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Dog show organisers saluted the spirit of hundreds of hardy souls who turned out for four-legged fun in spite of forecasted wet weather.

Dogs greet each other in the rain. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Dogs greet each other in the rain. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A busy first day of the All About Dogs Show was due to be followed by a bank holiday washout at Trinity Park.

All About Dogs 2018 at Trinity Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

All About Dogs 2018 at Trinity Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

But early downpours cleared to make way for drier, albeit overcast conditions – enjoyed by those who risked a soaking with their dogs.

All About Dogs 2018 at Trinity Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

All About Dogs 2018 at Trinity Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Aztec Event director Matt Upson said: “I think people thought Monday would be a washout, but it was a lot better than expected and we still managed to have all the entertainment, which, despite the British weather, included the sounds of the Caribbean with a steel band.

Dana Stafford with her dog Piper. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Dana Stafford with her dog Piper. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“We’re hugely grateful to everyone who came with dogs of all shapes and sizes enjoying the day out.

Piper and Merlin practising their tricks. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Piper and Merlin practising their tricks. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“We were worried exhibitors might be put off, but were encouraged by the number that made it.”

Oscar Girling with his dog Baxter. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Oscar Girling with his dog Baxter. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The annual event started a series of All About Dogs Shows, finishing at the Norfolk Show in August.

Abbi Lawrence and her dog Jack came prepared for the rain. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Abbi Lawrence and her dog Jack came prepared for the rain. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Phoebe Keeling with her dog Rosie in a brief bit of sunshine. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Phoebe Keeling with her dog Rosie in a brief bit of sunshine. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Debbie Sanders with her dog Chester. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Debbie Sanders with her dog Chester. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Dog lovers enjoyed the show despite the weather. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Dog lovers enjoyed the show despite the weather. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Zeta enjoying the wind. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Zeta enjoying the wind. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

All About Dogs 2018 at Trinity Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

All About Dogs 2018 at Trinity Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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