Crathes ‘Crufts’: Deesiders gather for Milton dog show

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Deeside dog lovers gathered to strut their mutts at Crathes’ answer to Crufts, the annual Crathes Dog Show on Saturday June 28.

June saw the second annual dog show and fifth annual Car Boot Sale held at The Milton.

Despite a last minute plea for volunteers shortly before the event, the Crathes Crufts show was a success for the second year running, with a fantastic turnout braving the varied June weather.

The events, organised by Deeside Rugby Club, raised over £800, which will be donated to the Banchory Sports Village Fund.

The Dog Show saw Deesiders’ dogs compete in seven pedigree classes and seven fun classes.

Judge, Rosemary Pirie and Steward, Chris Parkinson, worked tirelessly on the day, and awarded Best in Show to a gorgeous Bernese Mountain Dog called Fergus, owned by Mrs Joyce Gall.

Reserve Best in Show was awarded to a mini smooth Dachshund called Ruby, owned by Victoria Gillespie.

Other categories included Best Puppy, Best Gun Dog and Best Veteran.

A spokesperson for Deeside Rugby Club said: “We would like to thank all their very kind sponsors for all their contributions, which helped make the show a success.

“Many thanks must go to Flowertime, Pets at Home, Raemoir Garden centre, Taylor’s of Banchory, Continental Cream, Gavin Esslemont at the kids and home show, Dog Groom, Morrisons and Tesco, Cook and Dine and Bush Farm Kennels.

“Special thanks go to Carol MacGuire, Fiona Lees and Vinny Burnett.”

Best in Show, Bernese Mountain Dog Fergus, with owner Mrs Joyce Gall.isitors enjoy a bouncy castle, as well as steam engines and vintage vehicles.