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Lifeboat Launched during Barmouth RNLI Dog show

Lifeboats News Release

Barmouth RNLI’s popular Dog Show proved to be a crowd-puller again this year, on a hot and sunny 24 June 2018.

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Best in show: Storm with Issy and Joey Downing

From 1.30 pm owners arrived at the Lifeboat Station to enter their dogs of all sizes and in a variety of classes. Winners and runners up of each category received a certificate and rosette and the event was very ably adjudicated by Alice Whittle from Williams’ Veterinary practice, with certificates presented by Deputy Mayor of Barmouth, Phil Hill.

There was further excitement for everyone when the pagers sounded just after 2.00 pm and Barmouth Inshore Lifeboat the Craig Steadman was quickly launched after reports were received that a young girl with a bodyboard was missing near Barmouth Bay Caravan Park. Fortunately she was soon found safe and well by her anxious father and the boat returned to station by 2.25pm.

The dogs taking part, however, were not at all perturbed by the extra activity and behaved impeccably all afternoon. It was a great turnout and a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Best in Show’ was awarded to Storm brought along by Issy Downing from Bangor who also won Best Dog with child.

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Best Large Dog: Buddy with Jan Martin from Stafford

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Best Medium dog: Tess with Lark Davies and Milo Jones

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Best Small dog: Cassie with Sarah Denson

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Cassie - Best Dog on Holiday

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