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Fun day at Fairhaven for dog lovers

PUBLISHED: 14:17 28 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:58 16 September 2010

PET lovers are in for a treat next month with an all-thing-dogs show at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.

The South Walsham attraction is staging its first dog show on Saturday, September 11 from 10.

PET lovers are in for a treat next month with an all-thing-dogs show at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.

The South Walsham attraction is staging its first dog show on Saturday, September 11 from 10.30am to 4pm.

The event, which is sponsored by James Wellbeloved and Acle Post Office, is billed as a fun day for all dog lovers and a great opportunity for local residents to demonstrate their pride in their dogs.

There are 10 categories including best puppy, waggiest tail, best trick, scruffiest mutt, prettiest bitch and most handsome male. It will cost just 50p to enter each category and all proceeds will go to local rescue centres.

There is no need to enter in advance, just take your dog along on the day and join in the fun.

Other activities are terrier racing, doggy dancing with Barbara and Snooker, agility displays, behaviour advice and children's entertainment. The Dogs Trust, FAITH Animal Rescue Centre and Pets as Therapy will all be at the show, along with doggy stalls and a pet photographer.

Admission is £2 adults, £1 children and dogs free. The show is being staged next to the main car park. There will be plenty of free parking.

The full list of categories, and times for judging, is:

11am best senior dog (over seven)

11.20am best puppy (under one)

11.40am waggiest tail

Noon best trick

1pm best rescue

1.20pm prettiest bitch

1.40pm handsome male

2pm scruffiest mutt

2.30pm best in show

3.15pm awards presentation

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham, signposted off the A47 at B1140 junction, also signposted from Acle.

Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is organic; only garden leaf soil, farmyard manure and the product of the annual dyke clearance are used as fertilisers.

There are 30 species of tree, and more than 95 species of bird, 11 species of butterfly and six species of dragonfly have been recorded. The garden was created by the second Lord Fairhaven from 1947, and he was involved until his death in 1973.

A charitable trust was then set up to care for the garden, and open it to visitors.

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