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Pets As Therapy / PRO Dogs

PRO Dogs was delighted with the huge response at ‘All About Dogs’ to its ‘Downathon’.

Encouraged by Roy Dyer and Peter Purves, a record entry of 405 dogs successfully completed their five minute ‘down-stay’ and earned their well deserved prizes of a certificate and a sample pack of Purina Proplan dog food.

The Downathon entries, together with proceeds from sales of goods, entries for its dog-knowledge competition (see below), Louise Tandy’s proceeds from her dog grooming stall, and Marian Wright’s tombola ensured that this enjoyable event benefitted the charity, and it is most grateful to every single person, from the organisers to the visitors for their generosity.

Pro-Dogs Breed Stakes Class Winners Chelmsford & DCS 5th May; Judge, Mr Ken Howe; sponsored by Fold Hill Foods. 1st place went to Ch & Ir Ch Snowmeadow Feebee Friday, a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier owned by Mr & Mrs Munn.

Southern Counties Ch Show, 30th May; 1st place went to Sh Ch Coralmist Constance of Jesham, a Field Spaniel owned by Mr & Mrs Bennett. 31st May; 1st place went to Fearnhead Atlas at Montisacre, an Irish Wolfhound owned by Mrs Broughton. 1st June; 1st place went to Bumbleridge’s Scooby Do, a Bearded Collie owned by Mrs Nicholls-Ward.

The judge each day at Southern Counties was Mr Ben Reynolds-Frost. Dogs Monthly sponsored the three qualifying heats.

Pro-Dogs Obedience ‘C’ Stakes Class Winners

Lichfield & DTS – 27th April; judges, Terry Wainwright (pt 1) and Jim White (pt 2), sponsored by Pedigree Masterfoods. 1st place (pt1) Malulani Jazzy Pop, a working sheepdog, owned by Lyn Tozer. 1st place (pt 2) Rockin Panda-Monlum OW, a working sheepdog owned by Janet Aldridge. South East Essex DTS – 10th May; judge, Sharon Webley. Sponsored by Pedigree Masterfoods. 1st place Aramisty Double O’Seven OW, a working sheepdog owned by Wendy Hagger. Loughborough DTC – 18th May; sponsored by Pedigree Masterfoods. Split class. 1st place Ob Ch Xandras Speil Maker, a working sheepdog owned by Rachael Young. 1st place Ob Ch Sea Glint at Glenbrittle OW, a border collie owned by Mrs Smeaton. Letchworth DTC – 26th May; judge, Paula Sherriff. Sponsored by Pedigree Masterfoods. 1st place Tamarsh Chinese Whispers OW, a border collie owned by Mrs C R Paris. Leicester GSD Club Ch Show – 26th May. sponsored by Pedigree Masterfoods. Split class. 1st place CDEx, UDEx Ebony Nickel OW, a GSD/WS owned by Jenny Miller. 1st place Choystean Painted Lady OW, a working sheepdog owned by Barbara Peters.

Pro-Dogs Special Beginners Obedience Winners.

Newham DTC – 26th April; judge, Rod Davis. Sponsored by Dog Training Weekly. 1st place I’m Tam Not Sam, a collie/retriever-cross, owned by Katy Girdler. Brixton & DTC – 17th May; judge, Mike Porter. Sponsored by Dog Training Weekly. 1st place Pepsanner New Star, a golden retreiver owned by Mrs rodger. Newmarket & DCS – 15th June; judge, Jean Hogan. Steward, Tony Sumpner. Sponsored by Dog Training Weekly. 1st place Kingsfarm Golden Sovereign, a GSD owned by Ms Betty Keepax.

How much do you know about dogs?

PRO Dogs has been running a quiz for several months on this very subject, and thinks that it (PRO Dogs) knows best!

There are fifty questions (all independently verified) covering all aspects of dogs on the questionnaire, and you have until the 21st November to complete and return the form to PRO Dogs (address on the forms).

First prize is £100, and, in the event of a tie, the winner will be selected by a draw undertaken by the trustees of PRO Dogs.

To enter the quiz, send £1 (cheque or postal order) to PRO Dogs at 4 New Road, Ditton, Kent ME20 6AD, and mark your request Dog Quiz.