DOZENS of animal lovers flocked to the Carrs last weekend to check out a host of prize pooches.

The annual Canine Capers in the Carrs dog show returned for the fifth year running on Sunday, May 14.

More than 80 dogs took part in the event, which featured an all-new agility course for 2017, and organisers Friends of the Carrs raised more than £200 on the day.

John Booth, from Friends of the Carrs, told the Guardian that the show brought families in Wilmslow together.

"It was a great turn-out for our fifth show, and it was just a real family fun occasion," he said.

"We had a good number of entries, and our new agility course proved very popular both with the dogs and the spectators, who watched with interest as some of the dogs got mixed up along the way.

"The best thing to see was the children who brought their pets along, enjoying the day and celebrating with their rosettes – there was a great family atmosphere.

"It was a real community event, for both dog-owners and people who were already in the park and decided to come over to the show."

As well as the dog show, guests were able to browse a number of stalls to buy homemade cakes and gifts – including a stall for the Wilmslow Animal Sanctuary, which was also raising money on the day.

Teabag, the sanctuary's Shetland pony, also made an appearance on the day, 'stealing the show' and attracting big crowds.

The organisers are already looking ahead to the next event, which John believes could be the biggest yet.

"Next year we are hoping to build on the agility course and make it competitive, with dogs competing against the clock," he said.

"This year's show brought about a great community spirit, and the money raised was the icing on the cake."