Alvanley & Manley Fun Dog Show 2nd May, 2011

Organiser Karen Ingram of Caren’s K9 College invited CritterStudio to attend the Alvanley & Manley Fun Dog Show yesterday as the event’s Official Photographers.

The weather was glorious (though not so good for photography) with bright sunshine and blue skies all day long. When we arrived at 11:00 there was a dog agility event in full swing with jumps, a weave and a tunnel. The dogs and their owners were queueing up to have their turn while Karen was carefully noting their times to complete the course. We naturally got to work straight away capturing the fun of the event and the clear pleasure that most of the dogs were showing. Though one or two appeared to think they knew a quicker way around the course than the official one.

Once the footballers had finished the game, their space was quickly taped off to provide two rings for the dog classes. One ring for the junior events (junior owners, not dogs) and one for everyone else. Junior classes were Obedience, Waggiest tail, Best Trick, Fastest sausage Eater, Best Puppy / Best Veteran, Lucky Dip, Dog Like Owner and Best in Show. While in the adult ring they enjoyed Obedience, Pedigree, Non Pedigree, Best Trick, Best Puppy / Best Veteran, Best Groomed, Dog Like Owner, and Best In Show

Everything was all wrapped up with the last event in the Junior ring at about 3:00pm and as soon as this was completed the field emptied rapidly as everyone made their way home.

We had great day and really enjoyed ourselves. Our images from the day will appear on the website shortly. If you would like a print of any of the images then please email us at and we’ll be happy to send you details of print options and prices.

We’ll also be the Official Dog Show Photographers at Samlesbury Hall on 15th May for their Charity Fun Dog Show. So why not enjoy a family day out and enter the fun classes including waggiest tail, fancy dress and best in show. Free entry to the Show & Grounds. Normal admission for the House. Be sure to come along to our stall, say hello and meet Sully the Estrela.


See our Image Gallery for all the images from the show.

Please note: Event photography leaves us little or no control over lighting, posing and background. The images are purely to provide a record of an enjoyable day and do not represent the quality of the images produced during individual portrait shoots.

2 Comments to “Alvanley & Manley Fun Dog Show 2nd May, 2011”

  1. Karen Ingram says:

    Brilliant pictures, many thanks for all your hard work. Will need you again throughout the year.

    Karen xx