Alongside the monthly Farmers and Crafts Market, the ‘Barket’ invited all breeds of dogs and their owners to compete in five canine categories, with the winners of each category competing for the best of the show.
While Chloe, a retired racing dog, took first place, 18-week-old Eric the cockerpoo was not far behind, taking second place, with Ebony, a crossbreed rescue from Staffordshire, following in third.
Charlotte Toplass, Events Coordinator at Marshall’s Yard, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out to support the event and compete in the day’s competitive categories.
“It was so lovely to meet the brilliant owners of Gainsborough and their fantastic furry friends.
“There was a great atmosphere throughout the day and we are already planning our next Barket in the Market Square so watch this space.”
The Barket welcomed all kinds of dog breeds and their owners to compete in five different categories including Golden Oldie, Best Puppy, Skill Triathlon, Best Rescue and Best in Show.
Charlotte added: ‘There was a real buzz around the market and as well as being able to buy high quality local produce and produce from vendors such as Sarah’s Sweet Treats and Rubecula Aromary, visitors could also watch the dogs in action and encourage their favourites. .”
Each category was judged by a panel of judges that included Councilor Angela Lawrence, Vice President of West Lindsey District Council, Michelle Page of Pages Pet Rescue, Nanette Clover, local business owner of Not Just Harry’s, and Liz Burman from Lea Wood Trails and Tails Dog Day Care and Boarding House.
All dogs who finished on the podium were rewarded with a goody bag, full of treats courtesy of local businesses, including Not Just Harry dog treats, a voucher for Bear’s Grooming Salon and an additional special treat for top show winner courtesy of Caldero Lounge.
For more information on mini markets and events at Marshall’s Yard, visit www.marshallsyard.co.uk/news.