Dogs of every colour, size, age and breed were at the Ainsworth Village dog show this weekend which brought the community together in a true celebration of their canine companions.

The show, which took place in Ainsworth Village on The Delph, a community nurtured green space, attracted over 115 separate competitors across the 10 classes on offer.

Classes ranged from Pedigree Pooch, Heinz 57 Pooch, Rescue Pooch, New Dog on the Block (Puppy), Golden Oldies (Veteran’s 7+), Waggiest Tail, Best Treat Catcher or Trick, Most Like its Owner, Best Behaved Pooch and Best Junior Handler as well as an overall Best in Show.

The show was organised by members of the Ainsworth Village Day group in partnership with Friends of the Delph.

As well as the dog show, there were stalls to explore and a pop-up café for refreshments.

The event was designed to bring the community together and celebrate the fantastic work of the Friends of the Delph in transforming the green space.

Event organiser Kat Sowden said: “We were blown away by the amount of people who came along and joined in the event.

"Some classes had to be split into two heats because there were so many entries.”

The event was funded by the council’s "Pitch" funding and raised more than £500 to be split between Friends of the Delph and Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary.

The task of judging all the dogs was undertaken by Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary staff.

Every dog was a winner but the overall Best in Show went to Kevan and his English Bull Terrier pup Betty, with Reserve Best in Show going to Duke.