Has your dog got the waggiest tail?

By on July 29, 2014

Has your dog got the saddest of eyes or the waggiest of tails? Maybe it’s cute enough to be the one the judges would most want to take home or simply the scruffiest?!

Jayne, Jake and Kip at the new water jump

To find out, come along to one of the most popular and long standing days out at Tatton’s farm. Tatton’s doggy sports day returns for its 19th year on Sunday, August 10 with the annual Fun Dog Show.

Firm favourites are in the line up of 10 novelty classes including ‘best veteran’ and ‘best rescue’. There’s an opportunity for every dog to strut their stuff and any dog can take part. Not forgetting everyone’s favourite class Best Young Handler, for all those budding Ashleigh and Pudseys.

And to mark this summer’s farm activities celebrating Kim Lewis’s children’s tales of farming life there is an extra special class for The dog that looks most like Floss the sheepdog, one of Kim’s farmyard characters.

Farm manager Jayne Chapman said ‘’The fun dog show is the farm’s favourite event of the year. It’s great to see so many people having fun with their dogs. There is a class for everyone from scruffiest, to best rescue and we all love best child handler – seeing the bond between the children and their dogs is very special. The judge is also really excited about this year’s new class, ‘’dog that looks most like Floss’’. All in all it’s a canine packed fun time for all.”

Special rosettes are awarded for first to sixth places in each class, so few doggies go home empty pawed

The most competitive participants are already clearing space in their kennels for the gleaming ‘Harry Smith Memorial Trophy’ for show champion.

One of the hardest classes to judge and guaranteed to bring out the softest of puppy dog eyes is ‘dog the judges would most like to take home’. This gets increasingly difficult to decide as the numbers of entries increase each year.

Entering your best pal in the fun dog show is just one of over 101 things to do at Tatton Park.This brand new campaign launched in April features 101 of the best possible experiences to be enjoyed at Tatton this year. These range from feeding Tatton’s deer their daily breakfast to singing happy birthday with a rare breed pig: watching the Vikings invade Tatton’s Old Hall to escaping in to a New Zealand rain forest. www.101tatton.org.uk

Fun Dog Show
The Fun Dog Show takes place on Sunday, August 10 from noon. Park Entry charge of £5 per car applies. Only £2 entry charge per class.   For more information contact reception on 01625 374400 or the farm on 01625 374431.

Home Farm opening times and prices
The farm is open for high season (until October 26, 2014) Tuesday to Sunday from noon-5pm (last entry 4pm).

High season prices for single attraction entry: adult £6, child £4 (aged four to 15 years of age), family £16 (two adults and up to three children).

Totally Tatton Ticket(entry to three attractions: mansion, gardens and farm): Adult £11, child (aged four to 15) £5.50, family (two adults and up to three children) £27.50.

National Trust members pay 50 per cent entry to the farm. Park entry charge of £5 per car applies to all.

Please visit our website www.tattonpark.org.uk or call 01625 374400 for more information.

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