A FUN dog show held in a country park near Ashbourne has been hailed a success by its organisers.
Doveleys Garden Centre hosted the show, held by the North Staffordshire Branch of the RSPCA, in its adjacent country park setting and fine weather attracted crowds to come and watch the pampered pooches being put through their paces.
The branch’s inspector, Laura Bryant, turned out to judge the eight classes and rosettes and a cup were on offer to the winners.
The event at Doveleys was the first of its kind and the North Staffordshire branch, which is run by nine trustees, does not usually come in as far as Rocester, but organiser, sponsor and trustee Peter Allen says he would be keen to run a show there again.
He said: “It’s an absolutely fantastic venue and everybody loved the day. It was good to see so many people turn out to support it.
“I’d like to think we could see it as a dummy run and, if Doveleys will have us back, we’ll make it bigger and better next year.”