Fun Dog Show 2022
Friends of Tooting Common were delighted to welcome a crowd of around 300 people on Sunday 12 June 2022 back to the first Fun Dog Show on the Common since the pre-COVID world of 2019.135 dogs were entered with most competing in more than 1 class. We were treated to some fantastic tricks performed by dogs, an amazing array of fancy dress and beautiful dogs of all shapes and sizes in a range of classes including male and female, puppies, veterans, rescue dogs and those with waggy tails.Our junior handlers had a chance to show off their skills too.
The day was beautiful and the event was relaxed and sociable for dogs and dog watchers alike.
We were joined by representatives of Streatham Hill Vets, RSPCA, LB Wandsworth Animal Welfare Team, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and the Dogs of Tooting Common Facebook Group. Representatives of Enable were present throughout, as were the Parks Police who joined our other supporters in judging some of the classes. We are grateful to all for their support. The Mayor of Wandsworth, Jeremy Ambache, also joined us and spoke highly of the event.
It was an absolute treat to see this popular event back and lovely to see it so well supported by so many beautifully behaved dogs and their owners. The winners of the 10 classes were:
Most handsome dog: Bob, a Golden Doodle owned by Keith.Prettiest bitch: Ruby, a Dachshund cross owned by Janet LeatherlandJunior handler (up to 8 years old): Millie and Dolly, a cavapooYoung handler 8-16 years old: Pippa with Lottie, a cavapoo.Best puppy was Meru, a Rhodesian Ridgeback owned by Just MalgorzaBest fancy dress was Tara, a rescue dog owner by Shawn. The best veteran was Bonnie, a mongrel owned by ParkerThe best trick in a big and highly competitive class was performed by Nina, a spaniel and her owner Robyn.Best rescue dog was Roxy, who was rescued in Korea from the dog meat industry.And last but not least, the dog with the waggiest tail was Joey, a cavapoo owned by Tracy Ann
Many thanks to everyone who came, and particularly to a number of people who helped with the running of the Show
Fun Dog Show 2020
For 2020, it was necessary to run the Dog Show as a virtual (online) event in view of the pandemic. It went very well.
A report on the Show – which lists the winners in each of the classes (with photos) is here:
The Show itself is here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-esB9nb8cs
Many thanks to everyone involved, particularly our judges: Councillor Jane Cooper (Mayor of Wandsworth); Mark Callis (of the Wandsworth Council Animal Welfare Service); Jacqueline Said (of Dogs of Tooting Common Facebook Group); Tim and Sally (of Downtown Woof); Matthew Billson (of the Tooting Commons MAC); Nick Heath (broadcaster and sports commentator); and Constable Selina Hill of the Wandsworth Parks Police.
The Show fundraised for the St George’s Hospital Charity’s Coronavirus Appeal, and we raised £475. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this.