Dogs battle it out to be top of the pups at annual event

Eight month old Remmi, a Flat Coat Retriever, who won the 'handsomest hound' category.
Eight month old Remmi, a Flat Coat Retriever, who won the 'handsomest hound' category.

DOZENS of dogs battled it out to prove they were worthy of a prize in the sixth annual North Tyneside Dog Oscars.

North Tyneside Council co-hosted the event with K9 Academy and Whitley Bay pet accessory shop Ziggy Chews sponsored it.

The awards were held at Northumberland Park in North Shields, with 65 dogs on show and more than 200 visitors enjoying the stalls, refreshments and displays.

Prizes went to the dog looking most like its owner and with the waggiest tail, the pick of the pups, the best veteran canine, prettiest bitch, handsomest hound and cheekiest-looking entry.

Coun George Westwater, cabinet member for community and regulatory services, said: “The Dog Oscars is a very well established and a much-loved community event.

“Everyone was delighted with the number of people who came along and helped to make it such a big success.”

Laura Dawson, owner of Ziggy Chews, said: “We were very happy to get involved with such a great local event, especially one which promotes good dog ownership within the local community.”