|Chiswick House Dog Show 2008|
Popular event will take place on Sunday 28th September
The exceptionally popular Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show will take place on Sunday September 28th in the cricket pitch area of the grounds.
Supported by Chiswick House Friends, CHOW and Hounslow Council, last year’s event was judged to have been very successful with estimated visitor numbers of over 800 throughout the day.
Over 250 dogs were registered for class entries and the participation of local businesses such as Outsider Tart and charities such as Labradoodle Rescue added to the entertainment.
The organisers were pleased with the public response to the show, and have plans to add to the experience this year. These include the introduction of new classes and the creation of an additional ring to reduce the overall class sizes. Visitors to this year’s show will also have the option of pre-registering for classes in order to reduce the queues.
“Many visitors and regular park-users were keen to know how the money raised would be spent,” says a committee spokesperson. “We are in discussion with the park management regarding a project to upgrade and replace the existing dog bins, which are generally not in a good condition. We have the money ready now to pay for the new bins in the first phase areas of the gardens undergoing restoration and have proposed a sturdier design which includes an integrated bag dispenser. The bags kindly provided by The Dogs Trust following last year’s show are already available and being used in the gardens.”
The organisers are keen to sign-up volunteers for the event, to help with various tasks such as class registration, stewarding, and catering. If you are interested in getting involved with this year’s event, please send an e-mail registering your interest via www.chowgroup.co.uk.
September 11, 2008