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Fizzy and Gabriella Steal the Ultimutt Prize at Sanderson Barkade
21 June 2022
Sanderson Barkade 2022 best in
show was awarded to Cockapoo Fizzy and handler 6-year-old Gabriella Fisher.
The Sanderson Arcade event
welcomed pooches of all shapes and sizes for a two-day extravaganza held
throughout the Morpeth shopping Arcade.
With an itinerary packed full of
market traders, demos and talks, all eyes were on the final Barkade
competitions which saw over 50 dogs battling it out in all different categories
for the coveted ‘Best in Show’ top prize.
On offer were winners rosettes,
goody bags for category winners and a luxury doggy hamper worth over £100 from
local business My Pet HQ.
Sanderson Barkade competitions include categories such as ‘Best Puppy’, ‘Golden
Oldie’, ‘Owner most like their Dog’, ‘Best Dressed’ and the ‘Skill Triathlon’
which saw pups show off their waggy tails, sitting skills and pawshakes.
Each category and set of
participants were brought on to the grass to strut their stuff. First category up
was ‘Owner Most Like Their Dog’ and the winner was 6-year-old Gabriella with
her matching curly haired Cockapoo, Fizzy.
The second category was ‘Golden Oldie’ which saw the crowd introduced to a
range of elderly pooches. First prize was awarded to Milly an 11-year-old
Labrador with handler, Max.
The hotly contested ’Best Puppy’
round was next and the most popular category with over 20 entries. The judges
really deliberated on this category and decided on Lexi with handler, Josephine.
‘Fancy Dress’ was next and was
crowned to Elise with Maddy, a pug in a blonde wig and tutu dressed up as
The ‘pup triathlon’ was really the
category that the pooches had to work for with the judges looking for three key
things: Waggiest Tail, Quickest Sit and most Solid Pawshake. Our winner was
Murphy, a Bedlington Terrier with owner, Isla.
‘Best Rescue’ category had the
whole crowd weeping as we heard of the hardship involved in this rescue and a
journey across tides. Our winner was Brian Pugnesti, a pug who had been rescued
from Hong Kong.
‘Best Junior Handler’ category saw
children under 16 with their pooches, with late comers Amily and Dylan taking
first prize with their fluffy friend, Maisy.
Barkade's overall best in show was
selected from all the category winners and was given to Gabriella Fisher aged 6
with her ‘best friend’ cockapoo, Fizzy.
“I had a great day – Fizzy is my
best friend and I am so happy to have won with her! I can’t wait to judge next
year” said 6-year old Gabriella.
The reserve best in show was
handed to ‘Golden Oldie’, Milly with owner Max.
Lottie Thompson, Centre Manager at
Sanderson Arcade, said: “This is my favourite event at Sanderson Arcade and I
am so happy to see so many returning pooches from last year’s Barkade! A huge
congratulations to Gabriella and Fizzy who won our Best in Show category, we’ve
already invited Gabriella and Fizzy back to come and be a judge at our next
The event was judged by Pets at Home and Keely Jukes (last years Best in Show Winner Owner), hosted by Matt Bailey and photographed by
Rebecca Ashworth Earl. Our best in show winner hamper was donated by My Pet
For more information on the event and other activities at Sanderson Arcade head
Full List of 1st Place Winners is below
Owner Most Like Their Dog
1st Place: Fizzy with Owner
1st Place: Milly with Owner Max
1st Place: Lexi with Owner
1st Place: Maddy dressed up as
Tinkerbell with Owner Elise
1st Place: Murphy with Owner Isla
1st Place: Brian Pugnesti with
1st Place: Maisy with Owner Dylan
Overall Best in Show: Fizzy,
4-year-old Cockapoo with owner and handler, Gabriella.
Reserve Best in Show: Milly, 11-year-old Labrador with owner and handler Max.
For further information, contact:-
Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644