Last Sunday, Chiswick House and Grounds’ cricket pitch hosted the wonderful Chiswick House Dog Show 2016. With an incredible turnout of dogs and humans of any age, and the blessing of a perfect sunny weather, it was the most colourful, cheerful, and barkful London dog event of the season.
Take a beautiful landscaped location; add four rings and 18 fun classes; spice with flyball displays, an egg and spoon challenge, a Dog Trust parade, over 40 stalls for dogs and humans, and have-a-go to flyball and agility, and you will have the merriest fun dog show of the year. Of course the BBQ and a disproportionate number of dog biscuits and treats made it also quite savoury!
This 12th edition of the Chiswick House Dog Show was made possible with the help of 180 volunteers and a number of sponsors. Celebrities like David Tennant, Michael Ball, Jeremy Vine and Diana Weston joined the event and helped judging the fun classes, which included naughtiest dog, waggiest tail, a ‘royal affair’ fancy dress (see further in this blog post), and many others.
My favourite highlights? Among all the pictures I took on the day, I picked for you a few that made my day. Enjoy!
A Royal Affair
This year’s theme marked the Queen’s 90th birthday. To celebrate this remarkable anniversary, the Fancy Dress competition was a “Right Royal Affair”.
A number of pooches strut in royal garments along with their owners. The gladiator, the Queen’s guards, King Charles and so many other beatiful regal pooches. Take a sneak peek at the pictures below (more to come on The Londog’s Facebook page).
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