Furry friends shine in Sheffield dog show

Winners from the dog show.
Winners from the dog show.

A dog show where pooches competed for prizes attracted people to a Sheffield community park.

The Dyke Vale Friends group in Hackenthorpe organised the fun day as part of work to get more residents involved in improving the park.

Best Dressed Dog (Winner Star, Owners Taisha and Shantai Adlington)'Over 70 residents and tenants from Hackenthorpe attended a local fun day and dog show last week.  Organised by Dyke Vale Friends with the help of Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Wildlife Trust, members of the local community brought along with their furry friends to compete for the highly coveted prizes.

Best Dressed Dog (Winner Star, Owners Taisha and Shantai Adlington)'Over 70 residents and tenants from Hackenthorpe attended a local fun day and dog show last week. Organised by Dyke Vale Friends with the help of Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Wildlife Trust, members of the local community brought along with their furry friends to compete for the highly coveted prizes.

Dogs competed in categpries ranging from best behaved to best dressed.

Layne Firth, Friends group chairman, said: “The judging was tricky with such a fine display of dogs on offer.

“But it’s wonderful that so many people came together for a fun afternoon and to use the park.

“The park has already benefited from a play area and there are plans for further improvements.

Best Behaved Dog and Best in Show ( Winner Little Tony Danger Sausage, Owner Bev Sorsby)'Over 70 residents and tenants from Hackenthorpe attended a local fun day and dog show last week.  Organised by Dyke Vale Friends with the help of Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Wildlife Trust, members of the local community brought along with their furry friends to compete for the highly coveted prizes.

Best Behaved Dog and Best in Show ( Winner Little Tony Danger Sausage, Owner Bev Sorsby)'Over 70 residents and tenants from Hackenthorpe attended a local fun day and dog show last week. Organised by Dyke Vale Friends with the help of Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Wildlife Trust, members of the local community brought along with their furry friends to compete for the highly coveted prizes.

“Having local people involved in the plans for the area has been important in making sure it will be a really valuable community resource.”

The show was part of a series of events designed to encourage local people to get involved with plans to improve the park as part of the Big Lottery-funded Living with Nature programme.

The scheme works with communities to improve the value and biodiversity of green spaces on Sheffield Council estates.

Dog show winners on the day included Bev Sorsby’s dog Little Tony Danger Sausage, who was named best behaved and best in show; Holly Moore’s pet Alfie, who was named best small dog; Brandon Flynn’s best big dog, Yogi; Pat Rowson’s pet Holly, who was named best lookalike, and best dressed winner Star, owned by Taisha and Shantai Adlington.