Canine champs’ charity success at SSPCA carnival

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This year’s Scottish SPCA Canine Carnival saw around 170 loyal pets perform in front of judges in Banchory on Sunday June 1.

Over £1500 was raised for the SSPCA. The funds will go towards the charity’s work preventing cruelty to animals and promoting kindness to our furry, feathered and even scaly friends.

Sunday saw crowds of dog lovers and dog owners flock to Banchory’s Bellfield Park to parade their pets in competitions ranging from favourite trick to most appealing eyes.

Local MSP Dennis Robertson turned out for the event with his own pedigree chum, Mr Q.

Mr Robertson said: “It was great to attend the event in the Bellfield. I was really impressed with such a fantastic turn out.

“I spoke to some of the organisers of the event and I understand that there were over 150 entries into the various classes, which is brilliant.”

Unfortunately Mr Q was unable to enter any of the classes and competitions as the pair had to move on to attend an event at Glen Tanar to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Brooke charity.

The prize for best overall went to Bonnie the whippet, owned by Mrs Margaret Burdis. Reserve best overall was awarded to Chap, belonging to owner Emma Durrand. Chap has found success in the Canine Carnival after he was adopted by his owner as a rescue dog from Greece.