Every dog has its day!

Dog Show'8 year old Eliza Mulcahy with her dads Lurchers, Max and Conan which won the pairs competition.
Dog Show'8 year old Eliza Mulcahy with her dads Lurchers, Max and Conan which won the pairs competition.
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THOUSANDS of people flocked to the barley fields in Heckmondwike to enjoy a day of family fun.

Families brought their pet pooches to perform in the fun dog show and there was a ferret show where owners could proudly show off their animals.

Dog Show'Neil Everley with his Jack Russel 'Ben' which won the Champion Pup.l

Dog Show'Neil Everley with his Jack Russel 'Ben' which won the Champion Pup.l

Other attractions included face painting, a bouncy castle and games for children.

Organiser Daniel Sykes said £400 was collected which would be shared between tick bite awareness charity BADA UK, the lurcher search dogs’ charity, the Fell and Moorland Working Terrier Club and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

He said: “The weather was glorious at 6am but by 10am it was chucking it down. The sun came out later in the afternoon and that’s when everybody started to come in. People had come from the Isle of Man and Germany to take part in the dog show.”

One attraction was a hole-digging competition which Daniel said was inspired by owning working dogs.

He said: “If you were rescuing a trapped terrier you would have to dig it out. The competition shows you have the strength to keep up with it.

“We had teams of lads from up and down the country taking part.”

The show was so successful it is hoped there will be another next year.