The 17th August 2019 saw our popular annual Fun Dog Show in the Village.  We were delighted to welcome dogs from the village, and visitors and their four-legged friends from around the region, and beyond.

Thanks to everyone who came along and made it a huge success.  We raised £912 for the Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre.

The weather broke for the afternoon -- Friday was torrential rain and wind; Sunday returned to a similar pattern.  We were blessed with dry, warm, and blustery Saturday afternoon weather.


The Winners:

Dog (male or female) in best condition
Annie, the French Bulldog.  (Keith Berry)

Dog (male or female) with the waggiest tail
Woody Jones.  English Springer Spaneil (Winley Chan)

Best Rescue Dog (male or female) 
Byron the Newfoundland (Jenny Cattaned)

Best puppy  (male or female) age 4 months to one year old
Kali the Golden Retriever (Shiree Mullins)

Most handsome    “Mr Dog” 
Baxter, Chocolate Labrador (Alison & Simon Wilson)

Prettiest                “Lady Dog”
Mara, Mixed Breed (Hollie & Page Backhouse)

Best cross breed / mongrel  (male or female)
Coco, miniature Labradoodle (Alison & Simon Wilson)

Child’s best friend, entries aged 6 months plus.
Poppy, Fox Red Labrador (Joanne Smith)

“Golden Oldie” – entries aged 8 years and older
(Fix the Border Terrier/Jack Russell mix (Caroline)

Dog (male or female) whom  the judge would most like to take home
Cap, a Blue Merle Collie (Heather Teasdale)

“Best in Show”
Mara, Mixed Breed (Hollie & Page Backhouse)


Thank you to everyone who entered.  So many wonderful dogs, stories, and owners.  In our eyes you are all winners.

Special thanks to the Villagers who gave up their time to make this a huge success once again.  There's a lot of planning goes into the event to keep it running smoothly.

Finally, a huge thank you to the sponsors of each class.  We were very generously suppoted by: Solway Plant Hire; Kevin Thornhill Ltd; Anchor Hotel, Kippford; Rosemount B&B Kippford; Sanquhar Tile Services; Raw 4 Paws , Dalbeattie; The Barrel Inn , Dumfries; Stewartry Veterinary Centre; Royton Car Services; The Ark Cafe. Kippford; Villagers: Margaret Brown; Val Bradbury; Colin & Jane Stewart; Pat & John Findlay


Kippford Fun Dog Show 2019

Kippford Fun Dog Show 2019

Fizz.  Winner of the Golden Oldie Class

Fizz.  Winner of the Golden Oldie Class