Thousands of dog lovers attended this year’s Essex Dog Day

The Essex Dog day is fun for everyone. Picture: ADRIAN BIGGS

The Essex Dog day is fun for everyone. Picture: ADRIAN BIGGS - Credit: Archant

Thousands of dog lovers and their canine companions flocked to Essex Dog Day on Sunday.

It doesn't get much cuter than this. Picture: GABBIE HAMMOND

It doesn't get much cuter than this. Picture: GABBIE HAMMOND - Credit: Archant

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.

One girl dressed herself and her dogs up as Beauty and the beast. Picture: ADRIAN BIGGS

One girl dressed herself and her dogs up as Beauty and the beast. Picture: ADRIAN BIGGS - Credit: Archant

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.”

A group enjoying themselves at the Essex dog day. Picture: ADRIAN BIGGS

A group enjoying themselves at the Essex dog day. Picture: ADRIAN BIGGS - Credit: Archant

Essex dog day saw thousands attend. Picture: ADRIAN BIGGS

Essex dog day saw thousands attend. Picture: ADRIAN BIGGS - Credit: Archant

Pirlo enjoying the Essex Dog Show. Picture: PRINCE KNOX ALOZIE

Pirlo enjoying the Essex Dog Show. Picture: PRINCE KNOX ALOZIE - Credit: Archant

Pirlo with his owner Prince. Picture: PRINCE KNOX ALOZIE

Pirlo with his owner Prince. Picture: PRINCE KNOX ALOZIE - Credit: Archant

Sniffing out the competion. Picture: PRINCE KNOX ALOZIE

Sniffing out the competion. Picture: PRINCE KNOX ALOZIE - Credit: Archant


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