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Proud pooches are preparing to strut their stuff later this month at the second annual Nottinghamshire Hospice Dog Show.

Pugs, poodles and pomeranians will be among the hundreds of canines competing for prizes at the event at the Mapperley-based Hospice on Sunday, August 26.

Awards will be up for grabs for the waggiest tail, most handsome dog, prettiest bitch or the best dressed pooch, as well as for the dog that looks most like its owner. Winners in each category will then compete for best in show.

Penny Cooper, head of Retail at Nottinghamshire Hospice said: “This is our second ever dog show and it will be even better bigger and better than last year’s which was a resounding success.

“Whether you’re a Heinz 57, a pedigree or a cross-breed, make sure you lead your human down to the hospice for what will be a fun day out for all the family – including the owners!”

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There will be plenty of doggy treats for guests to get their canines into, plus refreshments for the humans. There will also be games and activities for guests to take part in with their four-legged friends.

PICTURED: Last year’s ‘Best in Show’ Jimmy Grimble with owner Gayle

Last year’s show, which saw 200 dogs walk through the gates, scooped more than £2,500 to benefit patients, their carers and families.

Star of the show last year was golden retriever Jimmy Grimble who won best trick and best in show.

Jimmy’s owner Gayle Tebbutt has had links with the hospice since 2013 when our Hospice at Home nurses cared for her husband before he died.

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“I wanted to say thanks for all the night-time help you gave me when I was caring for my husband and not able to get any sleep myself. My husband died in May that year so it meant a lot to be able to give my support by coming to the dog show.

“Jimmy Grimble and I thoroughly enjoyed the day last year and hopefully will be able to join you again this year.”

Admission to the event is just £1 for adults and 50p for children on the day and gates open at 11am.

To enter a show category, it’s £2 per category per pet. To enter, please visit www.nottshospice.org/dogshow to print and fill in a registration form and bring it with you, along with payment, on the day.

The categories for the show are:

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12.00 – Waggiest Tail
12.15 – Dog Most Like its Owner
12.30 – Most Handsome Dog
12.45 – Best Looking Bitch
13.00 – Best Dressed
13.15 – Best Trick

14.00 – Waggiest Tail
14.15 – Dog Most Like its Owner
14.30 – Most Handsome Dog
14.45 – Best Looking Bitch
15.00 – Best Dressed
15.15 – Best Trick

There will be a maximum of 10 places available in each category, on a first come first served basis.

Entry will close when all 10 places have been filled, or 15 minutes before the category start time.

For more information, call 0115 970 1427 or email info@nottshospice.org

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