Chiswick House Dog Show Judged A Howling Success!

Barking good time had by all at this year's event

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This year’s Chiswick House and Gardens Dog Show took place on Sunday September 23rd and was judged to be a howling success.

TV presenter and journalist Clare Balding opened the show which was attended by approximately 700 visitors during the course of the day. Over 250 dogs of all shapes and sizes were entered into the various classes.

The winners of the classes were as follows:

Dog With Waggiest Tail Fidel

Best Veteran Florence (our oldest winner at 18½)

Best Youngster Truffle

Prettiest Bitch Tigger

Handsomest Dog Pompey

Best Rescue Henry

Dog Most Like Owner Algie

Best in Show Truffle (a gorgeous Wheaten Terrier)

Reserve Best in Show Henry

Prizes were presented by John Armstrong of Chiswick House Friends.

Dogs and owners were treated to energetic displays by Capable Canines training, and had the opportunity to visit stalls organised by Labradoodle Rescue, Outsider Tart, Artisan Ice Creams, Chiswick Pets, The Dogs Trust, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, The Cinnamon Trust, the Metropolitan Police (Chiswick), Dogs Delight and the Hepzibah Gallery of Brackenberry Road. Tails of the City provided a dog crèche as in previous years.

Prizes were supplied by Capable Canines, Fullers Brewery, Hepzibah Gallery, Mackens Butchers, Whisk Cooking Solutions, Chateau de Sours wines, Trufflehound, Grove Park Deli, Annie’s Restaurant, and Dorling Kindersley and Penguin Books.

Organised by CHOW (Chiswick House Organised Walkers) in association with Chiswick House Friends, the show raised over £3,000 to be spent on dog-related benefits within Chiswick House Gardens.

The organisers would like to thank all their supporters who helped to make the event such a success, including the judges, volunteers, 20th Chiswick Scout Group, Hounslow Council and the management team at Chiswick House, and most importantly everyone who visited the show.

For further details about the show, and indeed if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or helping to organise next year’s show, please visit or

September 26, 2007