Family event gets tails wagging at Farlington

Farlington dog show SUS-151027-115722001
Farlington dog show SUS-151027-115722001

Farlington Prep School had an excellent turnout for its fifth annual Family Dog Show.

The event was held outside New Courtyard Hall in glorious autumn sunshine on Saturday October 3.

Over 40 dogs registered for 9 classes and it was great to see so many Farlington family and friends come together to support each other and enjoy a great family afternoon. There were many categories to enter: most handsome dog, dog with waggiest tail, best sausage catcher, an agility course, most appealing eyes and a fancy dress parade.

Headmistress Ms Higson and Mr and Mrs Michael Comyn oversaw the judging of the fancy dress parade and Mr Steve Goulding, an ex-police dog trainer, and his wife judged the other categories.

The entries in the fancy dress category included a pug Minion, Little Red Riding Hood and ‘Grandma’ and the winner, Judith Haers-Galambos, who dressed as a cat burglar with her convict greyhound.

Best in show was won by Erin Clarke’s Max, and runner-up was Purdey, owned by Sophie Plowright and family.

A big thank-you must go to Comyn and James for their sponsorship and for providing wonderful rosettes to the top five winners in each class and to Mrs Mason who supplied delicious cakes and the parents who sold refreshments all afternoon. The afternoon raised just over £380 for the girls’ School Council projects.

Report and picture contributed by Farlington School,