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It’s a dog’s life having to perform for the judges

PUBLISHED: 19:35 10 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:26 05 October 2010

Owner Steven with dog Henry who won the category for the best dress dog at the dog show celebrated at Victoria Park on Sunday 6th July 2008

Owner Steven with dog Henry who won the category for the best dress dog at the dog show celebrated at Victoria Park on Sunday 6th July 2008

THE battle was on in the park as dogs fought for their honour in the Big Annual Event for East London’s canine population. The mutts turned up with their owners to Victoria Park for the annual Dog Show for the titles Best Dressed’, Waggiest Tale’ and Best Biscuit Catcher’

ABOVE: 'Best Dressed Dog' was Henry (top) with owner Steven, and 'Best Rescued Dog' was Foxy (above) with Ruth who also picked up 'Most Responsible Owner' title

BELOW: Well done, pal... owner Davy congratulating his pet Sidney, while Eileen's pooch Lily (bottom left) and Teresa and dog Major perform for the judges

By Laura Aylett

THE battle was on in the park as dogs fought for their honour in the Big Annual Event for East London's canine population.

The mutts turned up with their owners to Victoria Park for the Tower Hamlets annual Dog Show.

Pooches took pride in the contest to be named 'Best Dressed', or to show they had the 'Waggiest Tale.' There was also the 'Best Biscuit Catcher.'

The emphasis was on teaching the humans how to have fun with their Fido.

But it was no laughing matter for the contestants as the serious business of competing kept their eyes on the prizes.

Those who didn't manage to win a rosette went away with the consolation prize of a free worming tablet!

They also got an engraved ID tag from a veterinary service.

The show was organised on Sunday (July 6) by the East End's animal wardens to raise awareness about responsible dog ownership and the importance of owners having their pets fitted with identity microchip.

The wardens are staging another extravaganza for East London's canines this coming Sunday (July 13) at Mile End Park, with even more opportunities for local hounds to show off their good looks and skills.

Owners can register their pets from midday for competitions like 'Best Canine Karaoke' and the best dog dressed as a pop star.

The show is near the park entrance at Haverfield Road, Mile End, with judging starting at 2pm.

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