Dog show rolls over to South Park as part of Friends’ picnic

Got a champion canine who loves being the centre of attention? Give them chance to shine at this year’s South Park dog show, on Saturday 9 June.

The annual fun doggie contest features classes for puppies, pedigrees, cross breeds and rescue dogs.

Golden oldies and young handlers can also strut their stuff at the charity show, run by Hammersmith & Fulham Council Parks Police, while cute and wacky outfits will be judged in the fancy dress class, before the most deserving dog takes home the trophy for best in show.

“It is local and fun, and it will be a great day out for all the family,” says Parks Police officer Tony Spyrou, who is organising the dog show.

The dog show is being held for the second time this year in South Park, in Fulham, in aid of the local Mayhew Animal Home.

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Image caption: Image 1: The dog show is being held for the second time this year in South Park, in Fulham

“Last year we had about 70 dogs enter, with every breed you can imagine from dachshund to Great Dane,” adds Tony.

“We’re expecting even more entries this year, and we’ve added the fancy dress class, which will be fun. Plus, young handlers will get extra prizes like doggie treats and toys.”

Registration is £2 per class and opens at 11am, with the dog show running from noon to 2.30pm.

Winners will take away ribbon rosettes, while a special trophy is up for grabs for the pooch that scoops best in show.

The show is part of the annual Friends of South Park Picnic in the Park event, which includes the John Parnham mini fun fair, BBQ, licensed bar, cake stall, live music, face painting, sports and arts and crafts activities.

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