Pet pooches were the start of the show at the Breage and Germoe Bridleways Association's recent annual dog show, held in Ashton.

The warm, dry and overcast weather brought out the dog owers which resulted in the show being one of the best attended ever. "We had record numbers of entries with lots of different breeds including Chinese Crested, Hungarian Visla, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Jack Russells, Newfoundlands, pointers, huskies and spaniels to name but a few," said show secretary, Georgian Praed.

"This fun dog show was like a mini Crufts giving dog owners a chance to show off their beloved family pets. The spectators were treated to amazing well rehearsed tricks and cuteness abounding in the junior handler class. Thanks to our brilliant judge who had such a difficult job, Chloe Williams from Shore Paws Dog Grooming."

The village fete was held alongside the dog show and was also well attended with the newly refurbished Lion and Lamb providing some well earned refreshments to competitors and spectators alike.