Prestigious poodles, immaculate labs, and spotless spaniels were out in force on Saturday for the annual Peckham Rye Fete and Dog Show.
The award for best in show went to black springador puppy (spring spaniel and labrador cross-breed), Letty, aged seventeen-weeks.
His owner, Isobel Robinson from West Wickham, told the News: “It’s all come as a massive surprise.
“We didn’t enter her into the puppy round because we were too late, but the judge said we could still enter her into the best in show category. “We might have annoyed some people, but it’s just a bit of fun. “She’s been really brilliantly behaved because we haven’t taken her anywhere before.”
Isobel, who came with her children Anya and Luke, took home a new made-to-measure dog bed, and a bowl and a collar for first prize. Matthew Preedy secretly entered his mate’s Pomeranian, five-year-old Carlotta, who went on to win best small dog. “Carlotta like belly rubs and cuddles,” Matt said at the start of the event. “My mate doesn’t know we’re entering, but I fancy our chances. We work hard and we play hard.”