Lifeboats News Release

Barmouth RNLI’s popular Dog Show proved to be a crowd-puller again this year, on Sunday 2nd July 2017.

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Phoebe Mulligan with Jasper, Best in Show

From 1.00 pm owners arrived at the Lifeboat Station as to enter their dogs of all sizes and in a variety of categories. Winners and runners up of each category received a certificate and rosette and the event was very ably adjudicated by Ed Moss from Williams’ Veterinary practice, assisted by Head Launcher Jackie Thomas.

Best in Show’ was awarded to Jasper brought along by Phoebe Mulligan from Staffordshire who also won Best Large Dog and Best Dog with child.

Winning categories:

BEST SMALL DOG: Grace – owned by Sharon Cooney of Barmouth

BEST MEDIUM DOG: Bailey – owned by Gary Thurogood

BEST LARGE DOG: Jasper - owned by Phoebe Mulligan from Cannock

BEST RESCUE DOG: Ted, with Rachel Hall from Holyhead

BEST CHILD WITH DOG: Jasper, with Phoebe Mulligan, Cannock

BEST PUPPY: Wilma, with Gary Richardson

BEST DOG ON HOLIDAY: Cody, with Mrs Barbara Saunders

DOG WITH WAGGIEST TAIL: Poppy, with Louise Parsons

MOST OBEDIENT DOG: Elsie, with Andy Smith

BEST IN SHOW: Jasper, with Phoebe Mulligan of Cannock, Staffs

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and the dogs made sure that their owners were impeccably behaved all afternoon.

Best Small dog. Sharon Cooney with Grace

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Best Small dog. Sharon Cooney with Grace

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Best puppies 1st Gary Richardson with Wilma, 2nd Paula Tunnadine with Taffy.

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John Williams with Daisy - dog most like its owner.

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