Stage set for Harrogate Dog Show on Saturday

Dog show organisers Verity Watts of Shampooches with her dog Lily  and Kim Metcalfe of Poochesgalore with Millie. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1302261AM1)
Dog show organisers Verity Watts of Shampooches with her dog Lily and Kim Metcalfe of Poochesgalore with Millie. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1302261AM1)
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Comb your collie and brush that Bichon Frise - this Saturday is the Harrogate Dog Show.

Crowds are expected at the charity event, which is taking place at the rugby club on Claro Road from 11am to 4pm.

The cost of entry is £1, and that goes towards charities Dogs Trust and Brathay Trust.

Co-organiser and owner of Shampooches Verity Watts said: “We have nearly 40 stalls, it will be fantastic family day out.

“There is a dog friendly bar on offer as well.

“We have organised dog racing in a field next to the rugby club in two classes, for small dogs and bigger dogs.

“I want to thank the rugby club and everyone we know who is volunteering, it is going to be a busy day!”

Kim Metcalfe of Pooches Galore added: “We are very excited for the show.

“There are plenty of chances for dogs to win, and the more people who come down, the better, because it is for charity.

“We want to thank the sponsors James Brindley and Vets for Pets for their backing.”

Gates open at 10.30am, when the class booking desk opens for registration.

The maximum number of dogs per event is 30, so entries are on a first come, first serve basis.

At 11.45am, the new Mayor of Harrogate Coun Michael Newby will officially open the show.

Coun Newby said: “It will be one of my first engagements, and I am certainly looking forward to it!”

The classes on Ring One will be Best Fancy Dress, Best Puppy (six months and under), Child’s Best Friend (child under ten), Waggiest Tail, Best Crossbreed, Prettiest Bitch and Best Rescue.

At Ring Two, Golden Old, Best Hairdo, Most Like Owner, Best Pedigree, Most Handsome Dog and Best Party Trick will be judged.

There will be a Demonstration ring, where Harrogate Agility and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf will show their skills.

Dog races will be at the fun ring.

Come back to the website on Sunday for pictures and video.