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Call for dogs to strut their stuff at annual show
Organisers of the Inglewood Monday Night Markets have put out a call for cute dogs to take part in their annual dog show. The show generally attracts around 30 dogs, some large, some small, some dressed up and some not.
The event is free to enter and the only requirements are that dogs are well-behaved and vaccinated.
2019 winner, Dalmatian Benson with owner Evangeline Skene, second place Standard Poodle Snoopy with owner Yuki Ritchie and third placegetter Boxer Layla with owner Veronika Mitchell
The show will be held at the Inglewood Town Square in front of the library on the corner of Beaufort St and Tenth Ave, on Monday, December 14, from 6.15pm. MC for the show will be Chrissy Morrisy from Destination WA on Channel 9.
Judges will be John Burgess from Channel 9's The Pulse; Perth Tonight announcer on 6PR, Chris Ilsley; and Blake Proud from Our State on a Plate on Channel 9.
Visitors to the Inglewood Night markets will be able to meet Chrissy, John, Chris and Blake from 6.15pm. Last year around 30 well-behaved dogs and owners strutted their stuff for the judges and entries for this year's show can be made by emailing email@example.com with the name of your fur baby, breed and age.
All dogs must be on a leash. Chair of the Inglewood on Beaufort Street community group which runs the Monday night markets, Damien Giudici, says the dog show isn't Crufts, but a good opportunity to have some casual fun with happy, well-behaved, cute dogs. He says people can dress up their dogs or bring them along au naturale.
There will be prizes on offer for winning dogs including a first prize of $125 voucher from Mondo Butchers for 10, one kilo packs of preservative and additive-free, frozen "human grade" mixed and minced beef and lamb meats and offal.
Second prize is a $100 voucher to use at the Bedford Dianella Vet Centre, and third prize is a $35 hamper of goodies from the Treat Truck at the Inglewood Night markets.
Well-behaved dogs on leads are always welcome at the markets, which this season will run every Monday through to March 29 next year, except for a Christmas break on December 28.
The markets feature dozens of food trucks and stalls with food styles from around the world running between Eighth Ave and Tenth Ave on Beaufort St, Inglewood, offering a great opportunity to go for a walk and pick up something to eat on a Monday evening.