How Camp is Your Dog?


Manchester Pride is pleased to announce the return of The Pink Dog Show which will be held on Sunday 22 August, in Sackville Gardens between 2pm and 5pm.

This year the event has adopted a ‘Land of Oz’ theme.

Presented by Barking Barbers and the Manchester Dogs Home, categories within the show include; Campest Dog, Most Handsome Butch, Best Dressed and Sassiest Walk, as well as prizes for Best in Show and the honour of being crowned doggy King or Queen.

The organisers are encouraging people to come along and watch for free, or enter their dog for just £1- registration opens at 1pm on the day. All entrants will receive doggy bags, and reiki therapy, nutritional advice and free chipping will be offered. For more information visit:

Jackie Crozier, festival director of Manchester Pride, said: “This is a fantastic way to start the festivities. They say a dog is a man or a women’s best friend, so what a better way to celebrate the weekend than with your four legged chum.”

Lisa Graham, from Manchester Dogs home, said: “Manchester Dogs Home is really pleased to have the Pink dog show sponsored by Barking Barbers this year, together we will be presenting a much bigger event with a wide range of attractions for all dog owners and lovers and for the first time the show will have a theme – the land of Toto. We are hoping to see a lot of new faces on the day and are looking forward to crowning the King and Queen with the help of Cruella de Vil and Dorothy.”

This year’s Manchester Pride takes place from Friday 20– Monday 30 August 2010. For more information, please visit:

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