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Wiggle – Best in Show at Fairhaven Garden Dog Day

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Wiggle – Best in Show at Fairhaven Garden Dog Day

Wiggle, an eight year-old Cardigan Welsh Corgi, with owner Kerry Frosdick from Halvergate, won Best in Show at Sunday's Fairhaven Garden Dog Show, along with the Prettiest Bitch Age 4+ category. It was Wiggle's second triumph at Fairhaven. She won Best in Show in 2012. 

More than 200 dogs entered Dog Show categories. Cutest Face was the most popular with 45 entries. It was the ninth time that the Broads garden had staged its Dog Day and Dog Show. Funds raised from the Dog Show will be donated to Dog Lost Norfolk and Suffolk.

Georgina Angel, event organiser said: “We had a lovely day, with lots of dogs making new friends. I was really pleased with the number of dogs who were entered into the Dog Show. I would to thank all the dog owners who brought their dogs to Fairhaven and made the event such a success. Thanks also go to our judge, Sheila, who worked very hard all day. Congratulations to Wiggle and Kerry for picking up Best in Show for the second time.”

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, t. 01603 270449, www.fairhavengarden.co.uk

 

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