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North East Canine Competition to return to Northumberland this September


The area’s canine lovers could wish to preserve the primary weekend of September free – because the North East Canine Competition returns once more this yr.

With the organisers hoping for a ‘spectacular’ out of doors weekend because the summer season holidays come to a detailed, the competition returns to Northumberland Faculty’s Kirkley Corridor Campus in Ponteland, a specialist animal and land-based coaching venue seen as very best for internet hosting the occasion. Final yr noticed greater than 8,000 guests and their canines watch doggie shows and demonstrations, participate in have a go actions, and discover a wellness marquee, procuring village and charity canine reveals.

The competition goals to offer charities a platform to boost cash and educate guests about their causes: The Newcastle Canine & Cat Shelter, GSP Rescue Providers, and Roo’s Journey. GSP Rescue Providers are returning for the fourth yr, whereas the opposite two charities are newcomers.

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This yr’s occasion can even welcome K9 Aqua Sports activities to the area for the primary time. Canine Aquatic Sport, often called dock diving or dock leaping is a sport during which canines soar from a deck into a big swimming pool and compete in opposition to one another for distance, top or pace.

Co-Director Rebecca Ashworth Earle stated: ” 2021 was our largest occasion to this point; over 8,000 guests (and their pooches) joined us throughout a weekend of procuring, leisure and loads of prize profitable within the canine reveals and actions.

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“Plans are properly underway for the 2022 occasion and we hope to convey much more to the canine lovers within the North East. I t has turn into top-of-the-line cherished occasions for a lot of within the area and while you see so many completely satisfied canines, it is easy to see why.”

Chris Bray, Chief Govt of Newcastle Canine & Cat Shelter, stated: “As a shelter that has been round for over 100 years, we’re eager to share the message of our mission – to save lots of lives within the North East. Working with the competition allows us to share our message and seize new supporters, volunteers and shelter advocates.”

On K9 Aqua Sports activities coming to the Competition, Co-Director Daybreak Oliver Doyle stated: “Our group have all the time recognized that the subsequent huge step for the occasion is the K9 Aqua Sports activities Pool and we’ve labored arduous with their group to make sure we are able to make the pool occur this yr. The pool (which holds 100,000 litres) has by no means been within the North East earlier than and we count on the crowds and the canines to find it irresistible.”

K9 Aqua Sports will come to the North East for the first time

K9 Aqua Sports activities will come to the North East for the primary time

Gemma Kemeny-Ruff of K9 Aqua Sports activities, added: “Dock leaping is a totally interactive sport, during which each the canine and the handler, collectively as a ‘Crew’, can work to enhance their abilities, entertaining themselves, their household, mates and crowds, the K9 Aqua Sports activities crew like to have enjoyable with all of the canines, each leaping and swimming and we like to entertain folks, serving to the homeowners and canines take pleasure in an amazing sport collectively. We’re tremendous excited to attend The North East Canine Competition this yr and we can’t wait to see what the North has in retailer for us, we hope to see some huge jumpers all through the weekend.”

K9 Aqua Sports will come to the North East for the first time

K9 Aqua Sports activities will come to the North East for the primary time

Commerce stand purposes for the North East Canine Competition are being taken till the top of June. To get tickets for the occasion or to seek out out extra, go to the web site.

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