A dog charity is inviting pet owners in Bury to a ‘’fun dog show” in memory of a much-loved volunteer.

Lincs Dobermann Rescue, will hold its "charity fun dog show" on Monday, April 1 (Easter Monday), to honour the memory of one of its volunteers, Steve Wood, who died with cancer in August last year aged 44.

The dog show will take place at Burrs Country Park and aims to raise money for Lincs Dobermann Rescue, and to remember Steve, who believed “Dobermanns were the most intelligent of dogs".

While the charity is breed specific, it is inviting dogs of all breeds and abilities and their owners to come and have a go at a variety of fun events, including agility and tricks.

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Julie Chadwick, a dog walker and volunteer with Linc Dobermann Rescue, says she hopes the event will give dog owners a place to try something new, and get out and about with their pets.

She said: “We run a show in Newark and Dobie Fest and this is our first show in the North.

“Burrs is a lovely park and it's an ideal central location, it's just a perfect venue.

“If you have a dog and you want to have some fun, you and your dog can come and have a go.

“You don’t have to have knowledge of showing of dog training.”

Bury Times: Steve Wood and his beloved Dobermann, KeidisSteve Wood and his beloved Dobermann, Keidis (Image: Julie Chadwick)

The event will give owners and their canine friends the change to compete for medals, including Waggiest Tail, Best Trick and Best Rescue.

One winner will also go on to be crowned best in show. There will also be volunteers there from Lincs Doberman Rescue to give advice and guidance about dog care.

As well as dog-themed activities, the event will also welcome local businesses with stalls, face painting and face painting.

The event will also be joined by Preston Trick Dogs, who teach fun tricks to dogs using rewards and praise.

Julie hopes the event can be put on every year in Bury in member of Steve, who was from Scunthorpe, and played an active role with the charity.

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Steve owned his own beloved Dobermann, Keidis, who died in 2022 shortly before Steve was diagnosed with cancer.

Julie said Steve “would have loved” the event and he was a "fun-loving guy", who was “really salt of the earth".

The show takes place from 10am to 4pm at Burrs Country Park.

More information and entry to dog show classes is available on the Lincs Doberman Rescue website.