Canine Competitors Bid To Be Dorset Care Home’s Top Dog

Prize pooches were on parade as a Dorset care home held a charity dog show.

Colten Care’s Brook View in West Moors staged the event as a fun experience for residents and to raise funds to help disabled people in the community.

Staff and residents’ families were invited to bring their pets along to enter classes such as Loveliest Lady, Most Fabulous Fella and Waggiest Tail.

To help with the judging, team members invited dog lover and resident Patricia Upshall to cast her expert eye over the competitors.

After declaring Maison as winner of the Fabulous Fella category, Patricia, who used to breed Dachshunds and belonged to the Kennel Club, said: “It was a different experience to what I’m used to, but it was great fun. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole afternoon.”

Also among the competitors was Ellie the greyhound, Brook View’s new Pets as Therapy dog.

Brook View’s Companionship Team Leader Sarah Moule said: “Our last community dog show was a couple of years ago and we have been so keen to welcome back such happy, family-friendly events.

“Our residents love dogs. They really help to bring joy and company to people.”

The show was held in support of The Friends of Dolphin, a charity that provides free boat rides from Poole Harbour for people with disabilities.

 

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