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Pooches pull in the crowds at Saturday’s popular South Show

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A WELCOME break in the weekend weather drew crowds to the South Show on Saturday, to take part in the Fun Dog Show.

It was the second day of the community event which also had St Martin’s community centre bustling with people wanting to see the local produce entered for competition.

Although all activities were well attended, it was the Fun Dog Show which drew one of the largest crowds, having to be delayed due to so many people entering their canine companions.

One such couple hoping to walk away with an award were Ali Hamon and Andy Delisoe.

Their five long-haired Dachshund, all named after F1 racing drivers, were drawing plenty of attention.

Asked if they were responsible for all the dogs, Mr Delisoe jokingly said: ‘No, we are irresponsible for all this.’

Sterling Moss, Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button, Jules Bianchi and Sebastian Vettlel were given the names due to their owner’s love of racing.

‘We are big racing fans, I am a big fan of Ferrari,’ said Ms Hamon.

‘We have brought them down to socialise them with other dogs more than anything else.’

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‘We go away a lot in the motorhomes where there is always a lot of people, so it’s good to keep them socialised, and I encourage anyone who has dogs to do the same.’

But the event was also about the produce entered from St Peter Port, St Martin’s, St Andrew’s and Forest.

Which is why The Harrison family had come along on Sunday afternoon.

Laura Harrison, was collecting awards given to her two children Nathan, 6 and Sophie, 5, who were happy to have been recognised.

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‘Nathan got first prize for his Gâche Melée, and Sophie got the highly commended award for her painted egg,’ she said.

‘It’s lovely as it brings back childhood memories as I always used to do this.’

Overall the event was a success and South Show President, Mike Weysom has already begun planning for next year’s show.

‘I’ve already ordered all my seeds, and made my lists and decided on a few things about the show,’ he said.

‘The overall comments we’ve had have been good.

‘When you walk in to the community centre and see it all laid out it’s eye-catching.

‘Children see the beans, and they are used to them coming out of a tin, they love it.

‘We couldn’t have been happier.’

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