Fun dog show raises £1,000 despite the rain and wind

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A FUN dog show at Seaford on Saturday went on despite the rain and wind leading to only five stalls instead of 50 and no fun fair, quad bikes, pony rides or animal extravaganza.

Loyal supporters of Seaford Dog Rescue braved the conditions, however, and the charity’s Sue Phillips said classes were well attended and they were ‘amazed’ at how many turned up with their four legged companions.

Seaford Dog Rescue's fun dog show featured this demonstration.

Seaford Dog Rescue's fun dog show featured this demonstration.

“I think, despite the weather, a lot of fun was had,” she said.

Best Rescue was won by Miley, a very sweet bedlington terrier, which went on to win Best in Show.

“I am very proud that one of the judges for the show was my eldest son Dan Phillips (Lance Corporal 2 Mercian), who after having just completed his six month tour of Afghanistan, was whisked up to London as security for the Olympics, only to return on Friday night and arrive at the Martello Field 7am sharp on Saturday morning in preparation to help set up and then judge,” Sue said.

The Fantastic 4 Flyball team put on a great display, as did Alpha guard K9 security dog handlers and trainers.

A springer spaniel gave a demonstration on locating arms, while a German shepherd trained in personal security, showed how he would obey and protect his handler and halt any suspect attempting to escape.

Sue added: “There were gasps from the audience as both dogs displayed intelligence and obedience.

“Seaford Dog rescue is so very grateful to all of those who dressed in their waterproofs and attended our fundraising event despite the terrible weather and helped us raise just over £1,000 for the cause “