Walton Highway dog show has canine charity at its heart
A dog show held at the weekend in Walton Highway has raised nearly £500 for a charity that carries out research into heart problems suffered by Dobermans.
Organisers Sue Coster and her son Ricky have owned Dobermans as a family for over 40 years and have lost three of their pets to heart failure, which is a common problem with the breed.
Sue said: “People are losing their Dobermans all over the world, every day, to heart failure.
“This charity is trying to carry out research to find out what causes it and whether or not it can be cured.
“We don’t even know whether or not it is genetic.
“The dog show went well, but we normally hold our events on a Sunday, and I think numbers were down a bit this time because it was on a Saturday.
“But we managed to raise £478 for the charity, which is good although I would have liked more.”
The show had 16 classes including a number of fun categories such as most handsome dog.