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Hundreds of dog lovers flock to Middleport Pottery for Middleport Mutts event

More than 400 dog lovers flocked to Middleport Pottery for this year’s Middleport Mutts dog show.

Dogs from all over Staffordshire formed a pack of more than 200 at the pottery factory’s fourth annual event.

Cleo from Middleport Mutts

All sizes, ages and breeds took part in competitions and to support a range of Staffordshire-based dog charities.

Greyhounds Gap set up a stall selling handmade collars, neckerchiefs and dog treats with all proceeds going to the charity, which rescues abandoned greyhounds and lurchers.

Other stalls included Newcastle-under-Lyme based organic dog treat store, Hounds, and a travelling dog gift boat.

Competitions were open to any dog with categories such as fancy dress, waggiest tail and best treat-catcher.

Chewie, Minnie and their owners Jane and Andrew

Minnie and Chewie from Middleport Mutts

Winner of best puppy was Crufts trainee, nine-month-old Chewie, a Leonberger.

His sister three-year-old Minnie won best family.

Owner Jane Bailey from Kidsgrove said: “The best thing about dogs is meeting other people who have a common interest.

“This is for fun and for a good cause.

“It’s great to come here and socialise the dogs”

Winner of most handsome male was Ozzy, a two-year-old Rottweiler owned by 19-year-old Georgina Banner from Stoke.

Most Handsome Male from Middleport Mutts

Most Handsome Male from Middleport Mutts

Children were invited to make their own dogs out of clay, which they could then decorate and take home.

Billy Scott, aged seven from Maybank, made a clay sausage dog he called Slinky with a Middleport Pottery helper.


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