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PUBLISHED: 16:03 19 August 2009 | UPDATED: 10:13 12 August 2010

A DOG'S LIFE: 3rd prize winners Sophie and Lotty

A DOG'S LIFE: 3rd prize winners Sophie and Lotty

CROWDS flocked to an equestrian centre for its annual fun day complete with a pet show. The weather was kind to organisers at

CROWDS flocked to an equestrian centre for its annual fun day complete with a pet show.

The weather was kind to organisers at Frogpool Manor, in Perry Street, Chislehurst, who held the event last Saturday on a sun-soaked afternoon.

Attractions included Chair-a-planes, face painting, tombola, lucky dip plus a dog agility competition and a dog and puppy-handling demonstrations, open to both dog owners and non dog-owners.

Categories included Dog with the Waggiest Tail, Prettiest Bitch, Handsomest Dog, Fancy Dress - just pet or both pet and handler, Dog the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home and Pet Not to Have Won Anything All Day.

The Dog Agility Course had a steady stream of dogs with owners keen to try their skill. The seesaw proved the trickiest obstacle although the smallest dog to attempt it was one of the bravest - a tiny pug Chihuahua cross called Bambi.

Any dog which got a clear round received a rosette.

Centre staff got into the spirit of the day and took it in turns to be locked into a set of stocks whilst visitors threw water soaked sponges at them.

On hand to present the lucky winners with their rosettes was Doctor Who and The Bill actress Victoria Alcock.

The judges claimed this year saw the toughest competition but Lara The Spy Dog eventually triumphed over the others with a themed outfit from the book series of the same name.

The book features a highly trained special agent, bred by the British Secret Service for use on dangerous missions around the world.

marina.soteriou@archant.co.uk

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