A dog day afternoon down by the reservoir

Olympian Louis Smith

More than 450 dogs and 1,839 of their twolegged friends flocked to the shores of the reservoir in Lamberhurst on a Saturday.

The event’s dog show went on throughout the day, with five categories, from ‘most handsome’ and ‘prettiest’ to ‘dog the judge would most like to take home’.

The last prize drew the biggest number of entrants and ended up with the most winners – two.

“It was so great to see so many owners chatting away and catching up on all the doggy gossip,” said Andrew Daniells, business manager of Bewl Water, which is run by Elite Leisure Collection, which also owns One Media, publisher of the Times.

“It was a real mix, from the smallest Pomeranian to the largest St Bernard, and the dogs were very well behaved.”

The human puppies (children) entered into the spirit of Dog’s Best Friend, by following the treasure hunt clues to win a prize, not for them but for their pet.

“They had to find the correct combination of letters to win a treat for their dog. The day was all about the dogs, not the children,” added Mr Daniells.


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