Lenny is our ‘picture perfect’ Paws in the Park winner

Paws in the Park winner Lenny with owner Tara Imho ANL-160803-083928009
Paws in the Park winner Lenny with owner Tara Imho ANL-160803-083928009

A cavalier/poodle-cross called Lenny has been crowned the ‘picture-perfect pooch’ after winning our Paws in the Park competition.

The champion, aged three, beat off tough competition from more than 200 other canines to take the top prize to be the face of St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Paws in the Park event.

His owner Tara Imhof, a student veterinary nurse, said: “I was really shocked when I found out Lenny had won. I saw pictures of some of the other dogs in the Bury Free Press and they all looked so cute and adorable – I just couldn’t believe Lenny was chosen.

“I’m proud to think he will be on all the posters and marketing for Paws in the Park – I feel like a proud mum. Everybody says how sweet he is and that he’s such a handsome boy.”

Lenny will appear on marketing materials for Paws in the Park and Tara will receive a 10in by 8in professional portrait of him as well as a family ticket for the event.

Paws in the Park, on May 22 , at Hardwick Heath, boasts an array of dog-themed activities including a dog show, the chance to compete in different dog classes, have-a-go agility areas and displays.

Jenny Baskett, St Nicholas Hospice care events and challenges fund-raiser, said: “The standard of entries was very high and our judges had a tough time selecting a winner. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to enter their pet and I hope to see many of you at Paws in the Park.

“We could not have hoped for a better winner. Not only is Lenny a handsome and happy dog, but he was a delight to photograph. I look forward to seeing him on posters and banners across the region soon.”