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Paws for applause - hospital dog show has crowd begging for more

PUBLISHED: 17:59 02 September 2017 | UPDATED: 18:03 02 September 2017

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Brothers Burt, left, and Buzz, aged six months. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Brothers Burt, left, and Buzz, aged six months. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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The sun was shining and tails were wagging as a host of dogs took centre stage at a Gorleston hospital charity show.

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Marion Read with her one-year-old Pomeranian, Winnie. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Marion Read with her one-year-old Pomeranian, Winnie. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The James Paget University Hospital staff dog show took place today - Saturday, September 2.

Four-legged friends of all shapes and sizes put their best paw forward to help raise awareness for Dementia Care.

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Cody the five-year-old dachshund wins the smallest dog award. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Cody the five-year-old dachshund wins the smallest dog award. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The show was organised by Ali Thayne, leader of the dementia care team at the hospital.

Beginning the competition with the ‘Cutest Puppy’ category the crowd could hardly contain themselves as the sprightly hounds hopped about.

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Baby, the chihuahua, eight, strides round the ring. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Baby, the chihuahua, eight, strides round the ring. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The ‘Handsome Boy’ category saw a procession of dapper dogs steal the hearts of the public, while ‘Dogs Most Like Owner’ saw a series of doggy doppelgängers displayed for all to see.

Many more mutts strutted their stuff for the crowds before proceedings rounded off with the highly anticipated ‘Best in Show’.

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Brothers Burt, left, and Buzz, aged six months ready for a treat. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Brothers Burt, left, and Buzz, aged six months ready for a treat. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

For more information on the charity visit: www.dementiacare.org.uk .

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Winner of the cutest puppy, Dolly the four-month-old dachshund, with Kerry Harrison. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Winner of the cutest puppy, Dolly the four-month-old dachshund, with Kerry Harrison. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital.  Katy Burton, 11, as she wins the young handler competition, with Henry, two. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Katy Burton, 11, as she wins the young handler competition, with Henry, two. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Ruby the two-year-old cockerpoo. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Ruby the two-year-old cockerpoo. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital.  Libby-Rae Colclough, seven, leads Indie, nine, in the young handler competition. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Libby-Rae Colclough, seven, leads Indie, nine, in the young handler competition. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Libby-Rae Colclough, seven, with Indie, nine, wearing rosettes for wiggliest tail and prettiest bitch.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The staff dog show at the James Paget University Hospital. Libby-Rae Colclough, seven, with Indie, nine, wearing rosettes for wiggliest tail and prettiest bitch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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