I’ve been sent this press release by Lichfield District Council about a fun looking event this Sunday for dog owners and canine aficionados of all kinds. I’m unsure of the wisdom of holding a ‘Prettiest Bitch’ competition in such close proximity to Norton Canes and Brownhills, due to the possibility of misinterpretation, but time will surely tell…
Seriously, there’s also a guided walk by Chris Walsh, Environment Officer, around Chasewater which will be well worth attending, and the microchipping for a fiver is a bargain. Wonder if they do kids, too?
Canine awareness day at Chasewater Country Park on Sunday 20 May 2012, between 11am and 4pm
Lichfield District Council’s parks team is inviting dog lovers to their Wet Noses and Waggy Tails event at Chasewater Country Park this Sunday.
The canine awareness day is set to include displays, novelty classes, the chance to micro-chip your dog for £5, photography, a guided walk, stalls, refreshements, as well as a celebrity guest appearance by ‘Toto’ who starred in The Wizard of Oz at The Prince of Wales Theatre.
Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said: “This is the perfect event for dog owners as well as their dogs. Not only will there be lots of fun shows and classes, we’re offering micro-chipping for £5 and a free guided walk aimed at dog walkers.”
Free dog displays will take place throughout the day.
- 11.30am Obedience with Lichfield and District Dog Training Society
- 1.30pm Heelwork to music with Lichfield and District Dog Training Society
- 2.30pm Greyhound training with Sally Rapson and Racing Tails
- 3.00pm Agility and Flyball with Lichfield and District Dog Training Society
Everyone can bring their dogs along and enter them into any of the four classes. It costs £1 to enter a class or £3 for all four. The winner from each class will win a rosette and small prize.
- 1.30pm Prettiest bitch
- 2.00pm Most handsome dog
- 2.30pm Waggiest tail
- 3.00pm Best party trick
- 3.30pm Dog that looks most like its owner
Codsall Photographic will be taking pictures of the day, and can take a set portrait or capture your dog in action.
Lichfield District Council’s environmental health team will be offering micro-chipping for just £5. This permanent method of identification makes it much easier to trace dog owners, should their dog get lost.
From 12.45pm to 1.15pm, the council’s Biodiversity Officer, Chris Walsh, will be leading a guided walk, to explain more about the rare heathland, why it is being grazed by cattle, and how to behave around livestock when taking a dog for a walk.
For more information please, please call Lichfield District Council’s parks team on 01543 370607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wet Noses and Waggy Tails has been organised by Lichfield District Council, with support from Arden Grange Dog Food, Burns Dog Food, Pool House Veterinary Hospital and Melbourne Veterinary Centre.
The event is jointly sponsored by Arden Grange and Burns Pet Nutrition Ltd. Both companies have kindly donated goody bags for the winners of our novelty pet competitions and for the first visitors to the event.