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This was the fourth annual Dog Show in Stoodleigh organised jointly by the Church and Parish Hall team. There were a variety of dog classes to suit everyone's family pet as well as cream teas, a pimms tent, bring and buy cakes, competitions, a tombola and a raffle. As in previous years, it was a fun packed and successful afternoon enjoyed by the community and visitors alike.

Just over £800 was raised for Church and Parish Hall funds. The event was supported as usual by many volunteers who helped to set up and run the afternoon's entertainment - without them, the show would not take place. Thank you everyone.


The organisers would like to the thank West Ridge Veterinary Practice who sponsored the event and provided the dog show rosettes and goody bags for participants. Thanks also to the local businesses who donated draw prizes including Burnetts Sheds and Stables, Pork Heaven from Devon and the Stoodleigh Inn, as well as those from Tiverton - Creature Comforts, Pets at Home and Waterman's Country Supplies. Appreciation goes also to Heard & Sendell who provided dog biscuits for every dog who entered a class.

Grateful thanks also to Jeannie Morrissey who was our Judge for the afternoon. Jeannie very generously donated a cup for the Best in Show in memory of her father, Matt Morrissey, which will be awarded annually as well as a cup for the Best Junior Handler for 2016.

The Best in Show cup was awarded to Bournville, owned by Liz Pile, from Swimbridge. Kira from Dunkeswell was the winner of the cup for the Best Junior Handler who won the Judge's approval for her handling of Bournville.



Thank you to Pat and Fred Robinson for the use of their paddock for this event.

For photos of the day see the Dog Show Gallery 2016

The class results were as follows:

 Class Name of Dog Name of owner/handler From
Best Puppy      
1st Yogi Teresa Phillips Shillingford
2nd Lottie Martine Jacquemet Stoodleigh
3rd Cleo Vicki Baker Tiverton
4th Ben George Clayhanger
Prettiest Bitch      
1st Lulu Holly Tiverton
2nd Yogi Teresa Phillips Shillingford
3rd Moshi Fiona Gilmour Glasgow
4th Roxy Olivia Dunkeswell
Most Handsome Dog      
1st Ben George Clayhanger
2nd Bournville Liz Pile Swimbridge
3rd Dawson Steve James Stoodleigh
4th Toto Pat Pennington Stoodleigh
Best Veteran      
1st Foster  (age 17) Helen London
2nd Biggus (age 10, rescue) Ellie Gapstone
3rd Janey (returned guide dog) Ben James Stoodleigh
Waggiest Tail      
1st Roxy Kira Dunkeswell
2nd Pippa Abby Wood Stoodleigh
3rd Fred Rebecca Stoodleigh
4th Moshi Fiona Gilmour Glasgow
Best Trick      
1st Taz Kira Dunkeswell
2nd Lola Abby Wood Stoodleigh
3rd Moshi Fiona Gilmour Glasgow
4th Bournville Liz Pile Swimbridge
Best Junior Handler      
1st Bournville Kira Dunkeswell
2nd Lulu Emily Tiverton
3rd Taz Olivia Dunkeswell
4th Yogi Eleanor Stoodleigh
Dog the Judge would most like to take home    
1st Waffle James Stoodleigh
2nd Moshi Fiona Gilmour Glasgow
3rd Sweep Sally Gabriel Cullompton
4th Bournville Liz Pile Swimbridge
Best Six Legs      
1st Dawson Steve James Stoodleigh
2nd Taz Olivia Dunkeswell
3rd Janey Rosey James Stoodleigh
4th Sweep Sally Gabriel Cullompton
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