30 May 2024

Is your dog the best in class..?

Salisbury Dog Trainers have joined-up with Ford Alpacas Farm to host the Wessex Country Fair Fun Dog Show.

The event where dog owners can win a share of £2,000 in prizes is supporting the Salisbury Hospice Charity.  The local charity needs to raise £1.5m of their £2.4m running costs each year to keep going.

There will be a ‘live event’ at Ford Alpacas on Sunday 29th August, the run-up will all be held virtually.  Dan Molland from Salisbury Dog Trainers says, “Hopefully this will make-up for the loss in not having the usual Fair this year”.

Classes include:

Most Lovely Lady
Most Fabulous Fella
Cutest Puppy (under 1)
Golden Oldie (7+)
Best Rescue Dog

For lots more information visit the Hospice website here.

This year it will be a virtual event – until the closing date of Sunday 22nd August – when ten finalists will be chosen from each of the five classes. 

Finalists will be invited to the outdoor live event at Ford Alpacas Farm. Finalists will compete for a share in £2,000 worth of prizes, trophies and rosettes. 

The show will be judged by Jenni Molland, an international dog trainer and previous winner of the Finnish version of Crufts.  She says, “We have hosted this event at the Wessex Country Fair before and we held an online event last year.

“With the Covid -19 restrictions changing all the time, the Wessex country fair is postponed this year. As a result, we have decided to take on the task of raising those all-important funds for our wonderful hospice.”

Dog owners can find out about the classes and enter via Salisbury Dog Trainers Facebook page here and by sending a ‘direct message’ with a photo including your dog’s name and class that you are entering.

You can also enter by sending an email to info@salisburydogtrainers.co.uk.  Full details of this can be found on the Wessex Country Fair website.  

Dan from the 20-year old dog training company told Love Salisbury, “We have a JustGiving page set-up and ask that all entrants leave a minimum £5 donation as their entry fee, leaving a reference of your dog’s name, your surname and class you are entering.” 

The live event is Sunday 29th August. Jenni and Dan conclude, ”This is a fun dog show, not to serious and so everyone is in with a chance.”

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