dog is named among Britain's top friendliest pets
Burnham-On-Sea dog has been judged to be one of the friendliest
in Britain in a nationwide competition.
Holbrow entered her border terrier Jack by submitting a photo to
the 'Dog Friendly' judges, who had the job of selecting the most
friendliest dogs across the country.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com she "shed a tear" this week when
she realised to her delight that her much-loved pet - formerly a
rescue dog - had won a place in the 2018 Dog Friendly Calendar as
one of the top 12 friendliest faces, plus a £250 holiday voucher.
were two parts to this years photo competition. Firstly the
'Dog Friendly Face of the Year', which was chosen by celebrity judge
Paul Martin of BBC2s 'Flog It!' from every single entry in
the competition. Paul and his wife Charlotte had a massive task
with more than 3,500 wonderful photos to choose from.
second part of the competition was voted for by the public. The
40 pictures with the most votes were presented to the judges and
12 were chosen for the 2018 Dog Friendly Calendar.
12 winners will appear in the 2018 Dog Friendly calendar and have
each won a £250 holiday voucher and a professional photo shoot.
Ness will have to travel to London to receive her prize... along
with Jack of course!
explained: "This is my rescued Border Terrier, Sir Jack Spratticus,
from Border Terrier Welfare UK. Once he had stopped zooming through
the leaves, tossing them up in the air and then pretending to hide,
decided to eventually pause for this photo!"
joined his forever-home at 13 months old, and this was Jacks
fourth home. Although he had lots of problems, which took a year
to turn around, he went on to come second in The Rescue/Rehomed
dog championships a few years ago out of approximately 80 dogs that
had to qualify for in the first place."
qualified with a first at the Mid Somerset Show. At the beginning
of August Jack was accepted by the organisation Canine Generated
Independence, so has commenced his training to be an assistance
dog for Ness.
intensive training is carried out by Ness herself. Jack loves nothing
more than learning and being with his buddies.
added: "I was telephoned on Saturday to say Jacks photo
had been shortlisted and the person responsible for Dog Friendly
went on to ask me some questions about the photo and Jack."
never thought in a million years we stood a chance to win as an
100% amateur photographer who takes photos with her phone!"
course I knew Jack was a great poser but I still could not remember
for the life of me which photo I had submitted!"
of over 5000 photos I have stored on my computer, I certainly wasnt
going to hazard a guess, and anyway the thought did not enter my
mind to do this as I said never thought I stood a chance."
just left it to, 'what will happen, will happen' and if it is meant
to be, then it is meant to be."
added: "When I checked on the Dog Friendly website for the
winners, I scrolled down and then spotted second to the end Jacks
face staring back at me!"
that point I shed a tear."
have I won anything - and certainly nothing of this monetary value.
I was stunned to say the least and am infinitely grateful!"