Ant McPartlin Presents Top Prize At Chiswick House Dog Show
Tenth anniversary of popular event was a great success
Blessed with lovely weather and a beautiful location, the 10th Anniversary Chiswick House Dog Show was a great success. The show, which is held annually on the cricket pitch, was opened by choreographer Wayne Sleep and many local celebrities attended, including guest judge Ant McPartlin.
Over 450 dogs and 3500 humans enjoyed the day with dogs of all shapes and sizes demonstrating their talent and strutting their stuff. From Naughtiest Dog, Benjy who promptly ate his winner’s rosette, to Waggiest Tail, Gonzo, it was a dog lovers’ paradise.
Beating off stiff competition My Dogs Got Talent was won by Grover and his owner Kevin Hooper for his amazing agility with a Frisbee. Best in Show went to Teddy, an exceptionally cute Corgi who also won Best Puppy with his owner Cynthia Brown.
Presenting the award, guest judge Ant McPartlin said how impressed he was with the patience and commitment shown by the handlers training the dogs, particularly the younger ones, and was inspired to do more himself with his labrador Hurley. The Chiswick-based celebrity, who regularly walks his dog in the area, said that it was "lots of fun"
Vicky Carne, Chair of the Dog Show, said “I’m delighted that our 10th Anniversary show has been such a success. Chiswick House Dog Show is a true community event. It exists solely through the astonishing efforts of over 150 local volunteers, and my thanks go to all of them as well as to our guest judges, visitors and, of course, all the wonderful dogs!”
The show was closed by George Nissen CBE, Chiswick House & Gardens Trustee, who thanked everyone concerned for putting on such a wonderful day.
As a memento of the day, a special Limited Edition print of Chiswick House and visiting dogs, by celebrated local artist, Alfred Daniels, is available to view and purchase on the Dog show website here
You can also watch a video of the show compiled by Julie Ritson.
Monies raised by the Show are used to help in the upkeep of the Gardens so they can be enjoyed by dog owners and other park users alike.
Chiswick House Dog Show is run in association with Chiswick House Friends (Reg. Charity No. 289907) raising funds for Chiswick House & Gardens
October 1, 2014