Thousands of dog lovers attended this year’s Essex Dog Day
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Thousands of dog lovers and their canine companions flocked to Essex Dog Day on Sunday.
The day, held at in the grounds of The Crix in Hatfield Peverel, was packed with attractions ranging from all-day shows to competitions.
Ian Twinley, owner of Crix and chairman of the organising committee, said: “Everyone had fun in the sun; it was a barking good day. And the best thing is that every year we break all records with even more money going to deserving Essex charities through The Essex Community Foundation.”
The new Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Jenny Tolhurst, judged the Best in Show category and picked the winner as a retired greyhound, Jet.
Delighted owner Pia Van Praagh said: “She may have retired but she’s as busy as ever as a therapy dog, bringing comfort to people of all ages with mental health problems in schools and care homes.”