The Hyde Park Dog Show is Almost Here...
The next big date for your diary is the 19th of June, once again the search is on for the Village’s prized canines, as the Connaught Village Hyde Park Dog Show returns and promises to be biggest and best yet.
Speaking to a Connaught Village representative, Veterinary Surgeon, Andrew Prentis, spilt more about what’s in store this year.
“We love being a part of Connaught Village. It’s just sometimes – we’d love to have no traffic. So when, once a year, the traffic goes away for the Summer Festival, we really put our party hats on and make the most of the open space.
The Summer Festival was already a great event for residents, traders and visitors but then three years ago someone came up with the crackpot idea of holding a dog show. With a Show Ring. Prizes. Judges. Cups. A red carpet...
The attention it brought took us all by surprise the first year and we raised over £500 for the Mayhew Animal Home charity. In 2012, it attracted even more entrants. And now we find ourselves planning for the third year.
Learning from past shows, we are introducing a new Show Ring layout along with categories that we hope will draw dogs of all ages, sizes and characters!
Whether you are a participant or simply enjoy being part the fun, then the Hyde Park Vet’s Dog Show is a must.
This year we are supporting a project to help the street cats and dogs of Morocco. We hope that the money we raise will go some way to providing much needed medicine and healthcare for these animals who would otherwise remain neglected.
For more information visit Help the Street Animals of Morocco.
This year will see the following categories:
1 - Dog that looks most like it's owner
2 - Dog with the waggiest tail
3 - Puppy with the most personality (0-18months)
4 - Dog that stands out from the crowd (looks, dress, character, stature)
5 - Most distinguished 'old timer' (8yrs and over)
Has your dog got what it takes to be crowned at this year's event? Save the date and stay tuned for details on how to enter.
June 19th 2013: Connaught Village Summer Festival and Hyde Park Vet Dog Show. You have to be there...