Ninth Chiswick Dog Show Great Success

Over five hundred pets and proud owners took part in record turnout

 Heavy Rain Forces Early End To Chiswick Dog Show


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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.