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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

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

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

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

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

“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 BROWNPiper and Merlin practising their tricks. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“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 BROWNOscar Girling with his dog Baxter. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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


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