Flora grabs the prize at Battersea Park Dog Show

A record-breaking number of dog owners entered their pet for the Battersea Park Dog Show yesterday (June 19), raising £420 for the Friends of Battersea Park.

The Mayor of Wandsworth Cllr Richard Field opened the event and judged several novelty classes, which included best rescue dog and best trick.

The day was part of the borough’s Armed Forces Day Celebrations, and the Special Armed Forces supported one of the classes – best marching dog.

The overall winner of the show was Flora – a four-year-old Akita owned by Robert Stuhldreer.

As well as the dog show, crowds enjoyed a funfair, food and drink and stalls, including a stall from The Royal British Legion to raise awareness of their work.

The event was organised by the Wandsworth Parks and Events Police Service.  Battersea Park is managed by Enable Leisure and culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

The council’s leisure and culture spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said:

“I’m delighted that the sun shone for us yesterday and so many people turned out to take part in what is always a very popular day out. This year we also took the opportunity to mark Armed Forces Day, and the dog show did a great job in raising awareness of this national event during which we remember the sacrifices made by our serving men and women.”

Armed Forces Day is a national event that begins on Monday 20 June. Flags will be flown at Wandsworth Town Hall and Battersea Park from June 18 until Sunday June 26.

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