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GALLERY: Thousands attend National Terrier Show in Stafford

By Jordan Reynolds | Staffordshire | Attractions | Published:

Competitors travelled to Stafford from as far as America and Japan for the National Terrier Show.

And around 2,000 visitors attended the show at the County Showground on Saturday.

Secretary Stuart Plane said: "It went superbly well, everything went off really really well, there was a great atmosphere.

"It is the largest terrier show in the country and it has been running for around 50 years at least.

"There were at least 2,000 people there and we had more than 1,200 dogs, it was an excellent standard, there was very strong competition.

"The best in show winner was a Scottish Terrier who was from America, and the best of breed Airedale Terrier had come from Japan.

A quick brush before competing

"We also had some people travel to the event from France and from Belgium.

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"I am sure the spectators enjoyed themselves too, we had a huge crowd for the best in show judging which was around 4.30pm.

"People really seemed to enjoy themselves. Terrier people love to attend the show."

As well as terrier classes, there were different trade stands selling dog equipment.

Helen Clark with Ruby the Jack Russell

Mr Plane said preparation for next year's National Terrier Show began on Monday.

For more information visit nationalterrier.co.uk

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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