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Cliftonville Dog Show – Coronation Edition

Get your tails wagging, folks! The ‘Cliftonville Dog Show – Coronation Edition’ was the paw-fect event for all doggos and their humans, held at The Oval Bandstand and Lawns by Grass Cliftonville CIC on May 8th, 2023. From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, every breed and size of dog was welcome to participate in various categories, including ‘waggiest tail’ and the grand finale ‘best in show’.

The Cliftonville Dog Show was more than just a competition. It was a tail-wagging good time that brought together dog owners from all over Thanet and beyond! They had a chance to meet, socialise and show off their precious pups and fur babies.

Our event organiser and host, Helen Pitman, made sure that the show was top dog, and we were lucky to have returning judges like author Daisy Buchanan and Abbey, from Nosey Dogs, who knew their way around a dog show like seasoned professionals. But the true star of the show was Duke, who wowed the judges with his impressive tricks and took home the prize for ‘Best Trick’ and the ultimate accolade of ‘Best in Show.’ What a paw-some achievement!

The winners (from left to right in the photos below):

  • Best in show – Duke
  • Best behaved – Beatrice
  • Best coronation crown – Bosley
  • Best trick – Duke
  • Dog most like its owner – Alfie
  • Waggiest tail – Bailey and Bonnie

We had over 60 entries for the dog show, and with the help of our sponsor Hiro + Wolf, we managed to raise £100 for local pet charity TAG. They do incredible work caring for and re-homing as many animals as they can in Thanet. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our sponsor, and it was a real treat to have Wolf, the canine ambassador of ‘Hiro + Wolf,’ attend the show and present the prize.

But it wasn’t all fun and games. We were disappointed that the Thanet District Council dog warden once again couldn’t make it to the show, despite our annual invitation. It would have been great to have them attend and positively engage with the community and their furry friends. We hope that next year the TDC dog warden will be in attendance, and we can all celebrate the joys of dog ownership together!