Ninth Chiswick Dog Show Great Success
Over five hundred pets and proud owners took part in record turnout
Over 500 dogs of all shapes and sizes were entered into the ninth Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show this year. The Best in Show was Fifi, owned by Stephanie Radet-Kirby and in reserve place was Ditto, a dachshund. All photos are by Matt Bishop.
"The weather was great, and thousands of visitors thronged the showground enjoying the wonderful atmosphere in the early autumn sunshine. This year’s event has broken all previous records, said the organisers.
Ditto the daschund seen here with Judges Chair of Chiswick House Friends George Nissen and show sponsors Derek Fletcher of John D Wood & Co and Adam Gibbins of DogTown.
Celebrities attending the event included Richard Osman of Pointless; actress Jenny Seagrove; journalist Rageh Omaar; actor James Dreyfus; dog trainer Dima Yeremenko; Charlotte Hawkins from Sky TV; JoAnne Good & Anna Webb from BBC London’s Barking Hour, and Martin Townsend editor of the Sunday Express.
Winner of the Fancy Dress, Pebbles, dressed as Jack Sparrow pirate and ship
Dogtown of Acton Lane sponsored the Programme, and Acton Lane Vets the rings. The Dog Coach organised the Have-a-Go Agility event, giving hundreds of dogs a chance to try out the course. Many dogs also had the opportunity to try out the Flyball course, and many visitors had an opportunity to visit the Lea & Sandeman wine bar and the Sam’s Brasserie Pimms tent.
Best in Show-FiFi
Reserve Best in Show Ditto the standard dachshound
(Best in Show was judged by George Nissen, Chair of Chiswick House Friends, together with Derek Fletcher of John D Wood & Co. and Adam Gibbins of Dogtown.)
Best Puppy Under 12 months Dog- Rigsby
Best Puppy Under 12 months Bitch- Nora
Best Youngster 1-2 years Dog- Ditto
Best Youngster 1-2 years Bitch- Ruby
Handsomest Dog 2-4 years- Sonny
Prettiest Bitch 2-4 years- Fifi
Handsomest Dog 5-9 -Vader
Prettiest Bitch 5-9- Mia the retriever
Best Veteran 9+ Dessie- winner for the second time!
Best Young Handler Under 7- Hazel with Alice
Best Young Handler 7+ Blue with Morgan
Best Rescue- Fifi the Jack Russell
Waggiest Tai-l Moet
Naughtiest Dog- Buster
My Dog’s Got Talent- Bambi
Fancy Dress- Pebbles the pirate ship
Best Groomed- Izzy the gorgeous Afghan Hound
The organisers would also like to thank all of our magnificent 150 volunteers, as well as our judges, prize donors, class sponsors, Mackens Bros. and stallholders, many of whom were local Chiswick traders
The event is organised by Chiswick House Friends, raising funds for Chiswick House and Gardens.