Pooches enjoy a day out at Canine Country Day

Canine Country Day at Raveningham. Racing

Canine Country Day at Raveningham. Racing - Credit: Nick Butcher

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the Canine Country Day attracted dogs and their owners from across the country.

The event, held at Lodge Farm in Raveningham, promised a day of fun to please both dogs and their owners, no matter what breed or age - and it delivered.

There was simulated coursing on a 400m track, water retrieve exercises, working dog scurry and hurdles and agility for lurchers, whippets and terries.

A companion dog show followed and a raffle also took place, with the day raising money for the breast cancer charity Keeping Abreast and Raveningham Church.

“The show was very successful, attendance was similar to last year and we had a total of 250 dogs from all across the country,” said Philip Ward, who organised the event held last Sunday.

“The Best in Show was won by Figgy the Manchester terrier and Best Puppy was won by Digby an Irish setter. We also had a winner in the lurcher category that had travelled from Glasgow.

“I would like to thank all attendees for their overwhelming generosity and we raised £2,500 in donations.

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“Such was the success of the event we plan to organise another show next year, when we hope even more people and dogs will join us.”