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Dogs have their day at Risby to help babies




Risby dog show''Pictured: Millie on the times hurdles ANL-150824-003821009
Risby dog show''Pictured: Millie on the times hurdles ANL-150824-003821009

Dogs and their owners took the lead yesterday in helping raise funds for specialist equipment for babies with hip problems.

A charity fun dog show was organised at Risby Village Hall by a team of staff from West Suffolk Hospital’s fracture and orthopaedic unit, with help from the Barking Mad Dog Training Club, which meets at the hall.

Risby dog show ANL-150824-003938009
Risby dog show ANL-150824-003938009

The team want to raise money to buy a special push chair, wheelchair and baby seat designed to take a child in a bulky hip cast. Organiser Tonie Armstrong said their target is the £1,200 cost of the push chair, but the other equipment will be bought if they beat that sum, and the dog show has raised more than £700.

“It was a team effort – so many people helped and I want to thank them all,” she added.

More than 60 owners turned out, many doing more than one class, with the emphasis very much on fun.

The 12 classes included the traditional best in show, won by Zoe King from Wickhambrook with Fred, but there was also best trick, most handsome dog, prettiest bitch, fastest recall, fastest retrieve, tennis ball dunking and Irish brace.

Risby dog show''Pictured: Most alike competition ANL-150824-003832009
Risby dog show''Pictured: Most alike competition ANL-150824-003832009

The Irish braces was the most mis-matched pair of dogs, which went to a bulldog and miniature dachshund. There was also a fancy dress competition for owners to look like their dogs.

Moreton Hall Vets sponsored rosettes for everyone down to fifth place and some of their staff helped on the day.

Risby dog show''Pictured; Angel and Courtney Musgrove (both 10) with Kai the Pug/Jack Russell cross ANL-150824-003949009
Risby dog show''Pictured; Angel and Courtney Musgrove (both 10) with Kai the Pug/Jack Russell cross ANL-150824-003949009
Risby dog show''Pictured: Most alike competition ANL-150824-003843009
Risby dog show''Pictured: Most alike competition ANL-150824-003843009
Risby dog show''Pictured: Most alike competition ANL-150824-003854009
Risby dog show''Pictured: Most alike competition ANL-150824-003854009
Risby dog show ANL-150824-004000009
Risby dog show ANL-150824-004000009


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