Best in Show Winner Thistle!

The 2016 Mudchute Fun Dog Show Best in Show Winner Thistle!

Many thanks to all who helped make our 2016 Fun Dog Show a success! Photos from the day can now be found on our Facebook page here. Congratulations to all the lovely dogs and handlers who took part and thanks again to all our staff and volunteers who made the day possible!



Back in May, you may have noticed a few small signs up around the farm and vehicles up on our big field. We couldn’t say much then, but we can now reveal that the production team and visiting dogs were here to film Dogs: Their Secret Lives. Episodes began airing last week and continue this evening and next Thursday on Channel 4.

Here at Mudchute, we welcome dogs on site and in our cafe and are always happy to promote responsible dog ownership. The filming brought canine behaviour specialist Tamsin Durston on site to help a few dogs and their owners with some training issues such as jumping up, recall and giving up toys.


During the filming, we had some rather stormy weather, but the dramatic skies made for some lovely shots. Here are some photos from behind the scenes at the shoot. Thanks to the Arrow Media team for letting us tag along and choosing the farm as a filming location! For more information about filming at Mudchute, visit The Film Office.

Our first ever dog show here on the Park and Farm bought a large variety of canines all hoping for the fame and fortune of ‘Britain’s got talent’ winner Pudsey!

We didn’t quite manage that, but all the dogs behaved beautifully and a good time was had by all.

Lesley Mills from the Celia Hammond Animal Trust was our judge who said how fantastic it was to see dogs of all shapes and sizes who were all so well looked after.

‘Bright eyed and bushy tailed’ you might say!

Enjoy the photos and congratulations to the following winners:

Class 1 – Waggiest tail

  • 1st Place – Nash and owner Ralph Piner
  • 2nd Place – Daisy and owner Scott Neil
  • 3rd Place – Marlo and owner Donna Manley

Winners for ‘Waggiest Tail’ Class

Class 2 – The dog the judge would most like to home

  • 1st Place – Shadow and owner Bradley Pittaway
  • 2nd Place - Hazel and owner Chantelle Pine
  • 3rd Samantha and owner Jennifer Pryce
  • Special award for Ruby and owner Jessie Strong

Winners of the ‘Dog the Judge would most like to take home’ category.

Class 3 – Veterans

  • 1st Place – Bonnie and owner Kelly Bell
  • 2nd Place – Blaze and owner Lesley Stone.

Winner of ‘Veterans’ Class.

Class 4 – Most obedient

  • 1st Place – Hazel and owner Maggie Pine
  • 2nd Place – Nash and owner Ralph Piner
  • 3rd Place – Shadow and owner Bradley Pittaway
  • Special award for Benny and owner Kelly Kemp

Winners of ‘Most Obedient’ Class

Class 5 – Youngest handler 1st

  • 1st Place – Benny and young handler Abigail Ramsbotham
  • 2nd Place - Ruby and young handler Hannah Hyams
  • 3rd Shadow and young handler Henry Pittaway

Winners of the ‘Youngest Handler’ Class


  • 1st Place – Hazel and owner Maggie Pine
  • 2nd Place – Marlo and owner Donna Manley
  • 3rd Place – Bonnie and owner Kelly Bell

All of our fantastic winners.

Thanks to every one for making Mudchute’s 1st dog show a success. Watch this space for details of a second DOG SHOW TO TAKE PLACE THIS summer.