There was an outstanding turnout as Alpet Poundies Rescue’s Fun Dog Show raised much needed funds for the rescue center based near Llandysul.
The event was held at Barker’s Dog Daycare and Home Boarding, near Ffostrasol, and more than three people participated with 243 entries in the 12 show classes.
Judge Sue Owen said: “I don’t see that many in some of the championship shows!”
The event – which raised £2,834 for the center – was organized by rescue volunteers with the site hosts, judge and photographer providing all their services free of charge.
Linda White, who runs Alpet Poundies Rescue, was thrilled.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for all the hard work they put into it,” she said. “With rising costs and huge vet bills we have this year, the money will make a real difference to us.”
WINNERS Best Dressed Up Dog: Lilly Mathias, with Dancer, (Miniature Dachshund); Best Rescue/Rehomed Dog: Martin Young, with Chris Dog (Huntaway/Foxhound); best female dog rescued/rehomed: Philomena Dunkelman, with Poppy (Golden Cocker); the prettiest female dog: Angharad Brown, with Rosie (Cavalier/Spaniel cross); the most beautiful dog: Marie Jones, with Gus (Blue Roan Cocker); wagging tail: Harriet and Liz with Cooper (dachshund); best puppy (6-12 months): Stephanie Flower, with Saffi (Rough Collie); best adult dog (1-7 years): Bonnie Mathias, with Queenie (Welsh Terrier); best veteran (over 7 years old): Tricia Harold, with Jake (15 years old Border Terrier); The dog the judge would most like to bring home: Jodie Hayward, with Kolbe (Great Dane); best young handler (under 14): Harriet, with Cooper (dachshund); Any dog that did not earn a rosette: Sam Stonebridge, with Lilly, (Labrador/Flat Coat Retriever); best in show: Stephanie Flower, with Saffi (Rough Collie); reserve best in show: Tricia Harold, with Jake (Border Terrier).