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    Every dog has its day in Post's park contest

    NewsDog EventsMonday 30 April 2012
    UK Dogs and Puppies

    More than 350 dogs are competing to win the Post's Bark in the Park competition. A total of 111 dogs were entered into the contest on the last day of entries alone, at Wollaton Park, which featured a free photo session for dogs and their owners.

    One of the entrants was pedigree labrador, Ares.

    Lisa Foden, 50, of Attenborough, said the seven-year-old was a "most lovable dog with a great character".

    "He is the centre of our family," Ms Foden added.

    Anthony Morley, 24, and Amy Berdsley, 20, both of Bestwood, also entered their pet in the contest – two-year-old dalmatian Ozzie.

    "We thought it would be nice to enter so that we could add the photos to our personal collection," Miss Berdsley said.

    "Ozzie is a very playful dog.

    "He is very stubborn and doesn't like sitting.

    "He likes to jump up on people – although he is not doing that as much anymore as before."

    The couple, who live in Andover Road, bought Ozzie in 2010 after looking for a dalmatian puppy on the internet.

    "Getting a dog was a big change," said Miss Berdsley.

    "When we fist got him, he was really small. I wanted him to stay a little puppy, but he has got so big now.

    "I'm definitely glad we got him – he is part of the family now."

    Readers can vote for the best dog featured in today's supplement. This isn't about which pooch is the smartest or prettiest, it's about which dog appeals to our readers the most – the dog with the most votes wins.

    Courtesy of Red Feather Photography, the first-prize winner will receive a 30 x 24in canvas valued at £299, the second prize is a 28 x 20in float frame valued at £179, and the third prize is a 20in x 16in float frame valued at £145.

    Source: This is Nottingham

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