The heat was on today, to find Calderdale’s creme de la creme of canines in the RSPCA Party in the Park 2014.
From 12-5pm today, Sunday, dog lovers across the region and beyond travelled to Halifax’s Manor Heath Park to enter their pooches in a host of competition classes.
There were 26 classes in the fun dog show - from the best dressed dog in town category ‘K9 Fashion Icon’ to man’s best friend look-a-like category ‘Matched Pair’, ‘Celebrity Dog Look-a-Like’, ‘Child’s Best Friend’.
All first prize winners were eligible to compete in the ‘Best In Show’ category.
There was also a chance to teach your dog a trick, training and behaviour skills with trained staff on hand.
For people who don’t have a dog, but would like to give a dog in need a new home there was be a parade of dogs who needed a loving home.
There was be a special Chip Stop - with veterinary surgeons Hird and Partners offering low cost micro-chipping to ensure dogs are traceable for life.
Visitors enjoyed browsing charity stalls, playing games, tombola, children’s activities and refreshments.