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BUCKS: Dog society to host annual show
11:11am Tuesday 6th January 2009 in Latest News
Dog lovers from across the county will be showing off their animals at the Buckinghamshire Canine Society's annual show this Saturday.
More than 500 dogs will be taking part, ranging from puppies to veterans aged seven or older.
Sandra Grant, honorary secretary for the club, said: “Because it's an open show you get lots of young dogs.
“It's sort of a spring-board for the puppies and junior dogs.
“It's taken very seriously but it's not a championship show.”
The event will be held from 9.30am at the Montem Leisure Centre in Montem Lane, Slough, and the best in show award will be given out at around 3pm.
The winning dog will go on to compete at Crufts at the Birmingham NEC in March.
According to Mrs Grant one of the most interesting parts of the competition is the junior handling class.
“You get some very keen children and some just starting for the first time who bring in their family dog or their granny's dog,” she said.
The top three handlers from both the six to 11 and the 12 to 17 age groups will go forward to the Richmond Dog Society Show in Guildfrod this September.
Although the show is open to spectators visitors will not be able to put their dogs forward to compete.
The Buckinghamshire Canine Society has around 135 members and meets every Monday night at the community centre in Stratton Road, Princes Risborough.
There are classes on dog obedience and how to exhibit the animal at a competition.