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Battersea searches for Berkshire's top dog

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor is inviting proud dog owners along to Windsor Great Park on Saturday 30 June, to see if their pet will be crowned the ‘finest female’ or most ‘dashing dog’.

The search to find the region’s top dog will be the highlight of the charity’s Windsor Fun Day and dogs of any size, breed or age are encouraged to come along and show why they deserve to be a winner.

The hotly-contested top dog classes will take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm with a winner chosen from each class by Battersea’s judges. They’ll have the unenviable job of selecting which dog has the most charm or the best behaviour to make them top dog.

Tracey Curren, Battersea Old Windsor’s Dog Rehoming and Welfare Manager said: “The Fun Day is a fantastic opportunity for some of our rehomed dogs to show off how well they are doing in their new homes, but you don’t have to own a Battersea dog to take part. All dogs are welcome – and they certainly won’t be judged on how well bathed and groomed they are. Our event is all about celebrating man’s best friend, no matter how scruffy they look.”

In addition to the dog classes, there will be a range of activities and stalls on offer, including dog games guaranteed to get any tail wagging.
The Fun Day will take place on the beautiful grounds of Windsor Great Park, alongside Battersea’s Windsor Muddy Dog Challenge obstacle event.

Places for the Muddy Dog Challenge are now closed, but proud dog owners wishing to take part in the Fun Day dog classes can simply turn up on the day to join in the classes.

Supported by LV= for the third year running, Battersea’s Muddy Dog Challenge is the UK’s first ever course where participants can compete 2.5km and 5km obstacle runs alongside their dog.

Entrants to the ‘finest female’ and most ‘dashing dog’ classes will cost £2 per dog. Parking for the Fun Day and Muddy Dog Challenge is free and a car park will be set up in the park, next to the event.


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