It’s a dog thing
HRH, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall with her dog Tosca -
President of the Canine Committee
On 5th July, the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, set the scene for the Pedigree® & Macmillan Dog Day where celebrity dogs and their owners took part in a series of fun and wacky doggy classes to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief.
The event, sponsored by Pedigree, was supported by Tosca Cornwall, an eight year old Jack Russell belonging to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, who was in attendance in her role as President of the Canine Committee!
Members of the public rubbed shoulders with celebrities in the series of classes that took place throughout the day, including the Dog & Owner Lookalike category that was judged by Linda Barker. Other celebrities in attendance included Trinny & Susanna, Neil Fox, Sara Cox and Tim Vincent.
The most prestigious award of the day ‘The Most Pedigree Pooch’ for the most pampered four-legged friend was presented by Tom Parker Bowles to delighted owners Guy and Andrea Lucas .
For those visitors that didn’t fancy taking part in the classes throughout the day, Pedigree arranged plenty of other activities; dog-owners stocked up on delicious Pedigree treats at the dogs’ deli, checked out the impressive flyball display and watched a demonstration from the UK Fire Search & Rescue Dog Team. Top dog expert Kath Hardman also shared her ‘Dancing Dogs’ technique, giving visitors the chance take part and try out their new skills with their own dogs.
Sally Shaw, spokesperson for Pedigree commented ‘Macmillan Dog Day is always a highlight in the dog-world calendar as it is such a fun day out for everyone. The event brought celebrities and dog-owners together to celebrate the love of dogs and raise lots of money for a very worthy cause - Pedigree is honoured to support this event. This year, a fantastic £50,000 has been raised for charity.’