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Pride dog show

This year’s Pride Dog Show, in association with PETS Brighton, will take place on Sunday 9th July from 1.00pm at Hove Rugby Club, Old Shoreham Road, Hove. Registrations will be taken from midday.

Now in its fourth year, the Kennel Club registered Pride Companion Dog Show is being held at Hove Rugby Club and promises to be the biggest and best yet. The Priory Emergency Treatment Service is an out-of-hours emergency veterinary clinic based in Brighton. The team from PETS Brighton will be overseeing all entries, including judging, and are all set to play a large part in the day. Vet and partner Marc Abraham, who also happens to be the resident vet on the New Paul O'Grady Show on Channel 4 says, “It's a great honour for PETS to be involved in such an important exciting local event - it's going to be a great day out for everyone....and their dog!”

The pedigree classes will be judged by Jane Horwood who is experienced in breeding and showing German Shepherds as well as obedience training. She has shown Dachshund’s, Papillon’s, Affenpinscher’s, Pomeranian’s, Springer Spaniels, Poodles and Shih Tzu’s. Judging for the last nine years she is qualified to give CC’s for Affenpionshers. In addition to the many open shows, she has judged many breeds at Club matches as well as Companion shows of which Pride is her latest.

In addition to all the usual pedigree classes, there will be a number of novelty classes that will be judged by Jackie Scannell who has been breeding and showing Shih Tzu’s for over sixteen years and Affenpinschers for the last ten. She is thrilled to be judging the novelty classes and despite the resemblance she is not Lola Lasagne’s sister. Judge Pauul Gay and his partner will also be on hand to ensure fair play all round! 

Hove Rugby Club is kindly donating their facilities free of charge. There will be a bar, refreshments and trade stands to keep all owners, friends and families entertained. Entry to the dog show is free although donations will be greatly received. Class fees will be £2.00 with all proceeds going to Pride in Brighton and Hove, a registered charity which raises desperately needed funds for other worthy causes and groups in the city, in addition to funding the largest free LGBT event in the UK.