THIS WEEK: The Dog Beauty Pageant coming to this Manchester Park

The Pooches of Pride Dog Show starts this Thursday at 4pm...

By Manchester's Finest | 25 August 2021

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A free event is taking place on Thursday 26th August – bringing the city’s dog lovers together to celebrate Manchester Pride.

The Pooches of Pride Dog Show will be hosted in Angel Meadows from 4pm – 8pm and is part of the newly formed Ex-Paw community.

Proud dog parents can enter their pooches into a Pride themed show, with four fun categories to compete in including, ‘Loveliest Lady’, ‘Fabulous Fella’, ‘Most Alike Pair’ (dog and owner) and ‘Best Dressed’.

Visitors can take snaps of themselves in a Pride photobooth, put their pets to the test with a ‘dogstacle course’, and browse pop-up stalls from some of Manchester’s best dog businesses, including KUB Dogwear, Hugo & Co and Sidney and Sapphire.

The event is sponsored by Far East Consortium, the developers behind MeadowSide – a housing development of more than 750 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouses overlooking the park.

Andrew Bradley-Nixon, sales and marketing director at FEC, said: “Events like Ex-Paw are important to continue to bring the local community back together as we all return to normality. It gives people a chance to bond over something we all love – dogs – while kicking off the all-important Pride celebrations.

“Angel Meadow Park is Manchester city centre’s largest green space and our Pooches of Pride event is one of many we’ve got planned over summer.”

If you want to enter your dog into one of the competitions, you can register here…

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