Every dog has his day at Crathes show

Fiona Bisset
Fiona Bisset

Every dog has his day at Crathes recently as, in blustery conditions, Deeside Rugby held their Fourth Annual Weekend of car boot sales, steam engine displays and for the first time the “Crathes Crufts” Dog Show.

Although other events and rescheduled rugby tournaments made it a very busy weekend, over £1,200 was raised for the club which promotes rugby across Deeside.

A statement from Deeside Rugby club said: “The first such dog show proved hugely successful with 77 entries and thanks must go to sponsors Taylors; Out There; Continental Creams; Ultra Clean; Down the Lane; and, Laidlaw Butchers from Banchory; Dog Groom from Crathes; and Dogtime Dogwalks from Blairs.

“Many thanks also to Judges and Organisers Jim & Anne Crystall, Neil Cockburn of Town & Country Veterinary Group, Carol MacGuire and Vinny Burnett as well as those who volunteered over the weekend and donated to the tombola.”

Hounds from throughout Deeside were present and accounted for at the event which had categories for both pedigree class and variety class.

Dogs were judged on the likes of ‘most handsome dog’ and ‘prettiest eyes’.