THIS week, we again move away from pets in the home as BELINDA HARGREAVES takes a look at the entries for a new annual dog show in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
TWO canine businesses have joined forces to host an annual dog show at a community arts centre.
The debut Family Fun Companion Dog Show at the Foxlowe Arts Centre took place on Sunday and saw around 40 dogs and their owners and families visit the volunteer-run venue.
Lynn Haigh, owner of Dougal's Den in Leek, organised the event in conjunction with Karen Landon of Churnet Valley Dog Training.
Lynn said: "It went very well. We were a bit worried about the weather as it did not look promising before the event but it turned out alright.
"The event was very well attended and we had lots of different breeds of dogs take part in the show."
Lynn, whose pet accessories business is situated in Stanley Street, Leek, added: "We are hoping that the pet show will now be an annual event.
"We had around 40 dogs and 150 entries to the different classes which included waggiest tail, prettiest bitch, most handsomest dog, loveable rogue, etcetera."
Karen, who hosts a variety of dog training classes around the area, said: "It went very well considering the rain we had in the morning.
"It was really nice to see so many different breeds taking part and the venue was fantastic.
"We would like to thank everyone who supported the dog show."
Proceeds from Sundays event are to be split between the Cheadle and District Animal Welfare Society as well as the Green Fields Grey Hound Rescue.
Karen is having a busy time lately hosting dog shows with her next canine showcase taking place during this weekend's Cheddleton Carnival.
Dog owners are invited to take their canine pals to join in on the pet show which will take place at 3.45pm in the main ring at Ashcombe Park Cricket Club on Saturday.
She added: "Fun dog shows are becoming more and more popular. They help bring families together and there is also a good social aspect for the dogs themselves."