20 Oct

Fun Dog Show Winners

Well with 213 entries this year, it has taken us ages to type up all the entries. But we’ve done it now and here are all the results from the classes.

Class 1 – Best Condition Veteran (29)
1st – Polly – Miniature Dachshund
2nd – Alfie – X Breed
3rd – Jess – Staffordshire Bull Terrier
4th – Kai – Whippet

Class 2 – Best Condition Adult (40)
1st – Poppy – Rough Collie
2nd – Baxter – Golden Doodle
3rd – Bonnie – Samoyed
4th – Poppy – Labrador

Class 3 – Best Condition Youngster (42)
1st – Hanzo – Border Terrier
2nd – Finn – Border Collie
3rd – Boo Boo – New Zealand Huntaway
4th – Crystal – Fox Terrier

Class 4 – Most Appealing Eyes (73)
1st – Bert – Border Collie
2nd – Maverick – Siberian Husky
3rd – Meg – Border Collie
4th – Mason – Staffy/Collie X

Class 5 – Best Rescue (35)
1st – Flynn – Greyhound
2nd – Benji – Carpathian X
3rd – Arora – Husky/Malamute X
4th – Fozy – Tibetan Spaniel X

Class 6 – Scruffiest Mutt (19)
1st – Lucy – X Breed
2nd – Fergus – Lurcher
3rd – Tessa – Scottish Deer Hound
4th – Pixie – Jack Russell X

Class 7 – Best Child Handler (24)
1st – Daisy – Coton de Tulear
2nd – Gucci – Poochon
3rd – Dexter – Pug
4th – Rolo – Pug

Class 8 – Best Trick (18)
1st – Tilly & Ruby – Miniature Poodles
2nd – Loki – Dalmation
3rd – Oscar – German Shepherd
4th – Nova – Jack Russell

Class 9 – Prettiest Bitch (61)
1st – Silver – Greyhound
2nd – Pebbles – Labrador/Collie X
3rd – Honey – Labrador
4th – Meg – Border Collie

Class 10 – Most Handsome Dog (67)
1st – Lloyd – Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2nd – Bertie – Corgi
3rd – Kobe – Doberman
4th – Elvis – Pug

Class 11 – Waggiest Tail (40)
1st – Beaux – Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2nd – Dani – Cocker Spaniel
3rd – Minnie – Chihauhau
4th – Baubau – Poochon

Class 12 – Best Fancy Dress (44)
1st – Digit – Miniature Dachshund
2nd – Bear/Poppy/Elsie/Rose – Chihuahua/Miniature Schnauzer/Doodle/Toy Poodle
3rd – Angel/Violet – Chihauhau
4th – Kiara/Marley – German Shepherd

Best in Show
Silver – Greyhound

Congratulations to each and every one of you.

17 Jul

Pre-entry opens for Fun Dog Show

HOW TO PRE-ENTER YOUR DOG/S

To pre-enter your dog, you need to download, complete and return the Fun Dog Show Pre-Entry Form 2018 (it’s a Word document so use a PC/Laptop if you can).

Simply click the yellow button.  Click ‘Save as’ adding your name to the File Name (so we can easily identify you and your dog/s), then complete all of the details, save the document again and email it back to us on info@takeawaythetears.co.uk or post with your payment.

12 Jul

The ultimate comforter for your dog

A fab new addition that will take away the tears.

Treat your dog to a Jumper Bed to help them feel safe when they can’t be near you.

Each one has been lovingly upcycled from old jumpers by Take Away The Tears volunteers.

Have you thought about bringing us one of your own jumpers? We can make a Jumper Bed that smells of you. They’ll love it!

 

Pop over to the Take Away The Tears Shop to place your order.

28 Sep

Donating Items to Help Rescue Dogs

Donating Items to Help Rescue Dogs

Take Away The Tears helps abused and neglected rescue dogs abroad.  You have already helped us send pallets to Cyprus and Romania – find out how the rescue dog carers felt about the pallets they received.

We collect the following to send to those at the front line of rescue:

  • Collars
  • Leads
  • Harnesses
  • Dog coats & jumpers
  • Dog beds – hard & soft
  • Bedding – including duvets
  • Bowls – metal & plastic
  • Metal cages
  • Plastic travelling crates
  • Dog food – wet & dry
  • Towels
  • Dog treats & toys
  • Wormers & flea/tick treatments

These can be dropped off at one of the following locations;

North Shields – Jacana Limited, 75-79 Howard Street, NE30 1AF
Morpeth – Four paws hydrotherapy, Unit 9, Whitehouse Farm Centre NE61 6AW

Thank you so much!

28 Sep

Fun Dog Show Results

Fun Dog Show Trophies and Rosettes

Fun Dog Show Results 2017

Well done to everyone who took part in the Take Away The Tears Fun Dog Show this year and a very special shout out to all our winners!  Here are the Fun Dog Show results:

Fun Dog Show Class 1 – Best Condition Veteran -15 Entrants

1st – Willow Border Collie Cross
2nd – Meg Staffordshire Bull Terrier
3rd – Big Dave Labrador
4th – Deva Springer Spaniel

Fun Dog Show Class 2 – Best Condition Adult – 43 Entrants

1st – Jasper Cocker Spaniel
2nd – Cooper Cockerdor
3rd – Xena German Shepherd
4th – Nell Manchester Terrier

Fun Dog Show Class 3 – Best Condition Youngster – 20 Entrants

1st – Hagrid Scottish Deerhound
2nd – Nala Golden Retriever
3rd – Leo Chi Pin
4th – Harper Cockerpoo

Fun Dog Show Class 4 – Most Appealing Eyes – 47 Entrants

1st – Kara Siberian Husky
2nd – Fluke Springer/Collie X
3rd – Shilo Border Collie
4th – Alaska Siberian Husky

Fun Dog Show Class 5 – Best Rescue – 29 Entrants

1st – Kobi XBreed
2nd – Harvey Springer Spaniel
3rd – Tiny Tim Lurcher
4th – Boris Boxer

Fun Dog Show Class 6 – The Scruffiest Mutt – 9 Entrants

1st – Indie Labradoodle
2nd – Scamp XBreed
3rd – Lucy XBreed
4th – Rocco Wheatador

Fun Dog Show Class 7 – Best Child Handler – 16 Entrants

1st – Beaux Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2nd – Nala Chow Chow
3rd – Patch Collie/Spaniel X
4th – Coco Labradoodle

Fun Dog Show Class 8 – Best Trick – 9 Entrants

1st – Meg Australian Kelpie X
2nd – Loki Dalmatian
3rd – Ziva
4th – Alfie Cavalier Kings Charles Spaniel

Fun Dog Show Class 9 – Prettiest Bitch – 46 Entrants

1st – Gemma German Shepherd
2nd – Lunar Rough Collie
3rd – Poppy Miniature Schnauzer
4th – Keela Finnish Lapphund

Fun Dog Show Class 10 – Most Handsome Dog – 39 Entrants

1st – Logan Boxer
2nd – Mutley Shitzu/Poodle X
3rd – Loui Chihuahua
4th – Ice Greyhound

Fun Dog Show Class 11 – Waggiest Tail – 25 Entrants

1st – Oz Labrador
2nd – Bart Cocker Jack
3rd – Teddy Chihuahua
4th – Chester Cavashon

Fun Dog Show Class 12 – Best Fancy Dress – 19 Entrants

1st – Angus Lurcher/Deerhound X
2nd – Bow Westie
3rd – Rose Toy Poodle
4th – Loui & Rosy Chihuahua

Best in Show (or the dog the Judge would most liked to have taken home)

Best Condition Youngster winner – Hagrid – Scottish Deerhound

(Apologies for the missing breed type, but no data was provided on the registration form)

Watch out for official photos coming soon.

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26 Sep

£1000 raised for Rescue Dogs at Fun Dog Show

144 dogs queued for the Fun Dog Show

Fun Dog Show raises £1000 for Rescue Dogs

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Fun Dog Show on Sunday 24th September 2017.

We had 144 dogs on the day – just brilliant – and we raised nearly £1000 on the day. Watch out for the official photographs coming soon.

Fun Dog Show – Fun Facts

We love looking through the fun dog show registration papers after the event and hope you enjoy these fun facts:

🐶Total number of dogs registered = 144
🐶There were 37 rescue dogs
🐶There were 38 dogs aged under 1 year; the youngest was a Cockerpoo called Ruby
🐶There were 5 dogs aged over 10; the oldest was a lovely little Jack Russell called Poppy
🐶Poppy was also the most popular name. There were 4 of them
🐶The top three breeds were
12 – Chihuahua
8 – Labrador
7 – Springer Spaniel
🐶We had 25 cross breeds where no specific name was given and an additional 18 named crosses
🐶The most unusual name was Dubhlainn (pronounced Dove-Lin). It is an Irish word meaning Black Sword and belonged to a beautiful Labrador
🐶We had 2 of the most unusual breed – a Finnish Lapphund. These are traditionally used to herd reindeer and they were beautifully represented by 8 month old Aspen and 3 year old Keela

One young lady went away very happy with one more dog than she arrived with ❤️❤️ The best behaved dog of the day – his name was correctly guessed as Rocky by young dog lover Amber.

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19 Sep

Thanks to our Fun Dog Show supporters!

Class Sponsors

Best Condition Veteran
Four Paws Hydrotherapy Hydro swimming therapy pool for dogs.
Best Condition Adult
Central Bark Dog Training North East in the beautiful Morpeth, Northumberland countryside! Offering a bespoke range of services for your canine friend.
Best Condition Youngster
McLean Painting Services All painting services. No job too big or too small. Ceilings, glosswork, full rooms, full houses.
Most Appealing Eyes
Bark ‘N’ Banter Dog Meet North East  A friendly and social dog walking group and advice forum based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Best Rescue
The Travelling Bee Company The finest honeys and honey-based organics products.
The Scruffiest Mutt
Seven Mile Livery Old Great North Rd, Seaton Burn,NE13 6BS.
Best Child Handler 
Newcastle K9 Group is a dedicated, truly luxurious, state of the art day care centre for dogs.
Best Trick
Bloumers Dog Car Seats for a more elevated seating position for your pet enabling you to safely take your best friend with you when you travel.
Prettiest Bitch
Four Paws Hydrotherapy Hydro swimming therapy pool for dogs.
Most Handsome Dog
Four Paws Hydrotherapy Hydro swimming therapy pool for dogs.
The Waggiest Tail
Bark ‘N’ Banter Dog Meet North East  A friendly and social dog walking group and advice forum based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Best Fancy Dress
J&K Crafts Handmade pet supplies such as dog treats, pup-cakes (cup cakes for dogs!), handmade rosette hangers, pet bandannas and doggie play mats.
Best in Show
Trophy Pet Foods Northumbria offers a one stop, local, mobile shop for all your pets needs

 

Show Sponsors

A premium, grain free dog food with a high meat content and an ingredients list that adds up to 100%.
The team delivers secure online business services at significant savings by removing the headaches of running technology infrastructure. Collaborative Portfolio allows you to run your business and concentrate on your core business activity.
One of our greatest supporters is Geoff Nicholson, who runs GN Coaching. Geoff is an internationally acclaimed coach, mentor, trainer and speaker, supporting entrepreneurs to get the most out of their business and their life. We are very grateful for his support.
The Newcastle store has friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to offer advice on everything pet related.
MacKay MacPherson
NEXUS IT
A shout-out to one of our Show Sponsors and our own IT Guru, Paul Young of Nexus I.T. Paul provides IT consultancy covering the wide range of needs of individuals to small business. Whether it’s a hardware, software or network problem Paul can help – and we couldn’t live without him 😁. He can be contacted on 07730 571234
Your local OSCAR franchise, delivering British made pet foods to your door. Mark will stay in touch too in case you need help and advice for your pet family.
A financial planning company that thinks differently about money. How? Well, they believe the truth about money is that it’s simply a means to an end. So they concentrate on that end: your aspirations, goals & family security.

Trade Stands

  • AC Funfairs & Events – A traditional fun fair with lots of things to do for the little ones.
  • Alpine Dog Food – A premium, grain free dog food with a high meat content and an ingredients list that adds up to 100%.
  • Aspiring Futures
  • Brysons Animal Shelter
  • Canine Camp – A new professional day care centre based in North Tyneside, offering a friendly and comprehensive service that caters for all your dogs’ needs.
  • Central Bark Dog Training North East – Dog daycare in the beautiful Morpeth, Northumberland countryside! Offering a bespoke range of services for your canine friend.
  • Choco Kebab from Sweet Occasions DarlingtonDelicious chocolate kebabs with a choice of wonderful fillings.
  • Deliverance
  • Doggy Delish – Delicious home-made natural dog treats.
  • Dragon Collars – beautiful hand-made dog collars
  • Dynabite – Street food that is a break from the norm: high quality handmade burgers, sandwiches, wraps and vegetarian options.
  • Evie’s Pupcakes – Delicious home-made dog treats that can be delivered to our door.
  • Geordie Racers Flyball Team – There’s lots for you and your dog to see and do at our Fun Dog Show on Sunday, including have-a-go flyball. Hosted once again by Geordie Racers Flyball Teams, they will be demonstrating the sport using their own very talented dogs, and you can put your dog through its paces too. You never know, maybe you’ll discover you’ve got a natural flyball racer
  • J&K Crafts – Handmade pet supplies such as dog treats, pup-cakes (cup cakes for dogs!), handmade rosette hangers, pet bandannas and doggie play mats.
  • Jolly Pet Portraits – Beautiful pet portraits in a choice of pen, pencil and watercolour.
  • Jollyes – The Pet Superstore – The Newcastle store has friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to offer advice on everything pet related.
  • Kanny Crafter
  • Mrs B’s Button Art – Beautiful artwork by Mrs B and her daughter
  • M.U.S.H.E.R.S. – We are so pleased that for the third year running we will have the pleasure of seeing Siberian Huskies doing what they love to do – M.U.S.H.E.R.S will be showing off their beautiful dogs next Sunday and will be putting them through their paces on a 100m track. A sight not to be missed.
  • Newcastle K9 Group – Providing a comprehensive range of services around doggy day care, hydrotherapy and raw feeding, from their base in Camperdown, Newcastle.
  • Oscar Pet Food Your local OSCAR franchise, delivering British made pet foods to your door.
  • Paul McGuiness Portrait Photography – A North East based photographer specialising in pet portraiture and event photography using medium format and full frame digital mediums.
  • Paws Press Play – Representing our friends at WeCare Worldwide a UK Registered Charity (reg no. 1162386) set up by Westway Veterinary Surgeons to help animals in desperate need around the world.
  • ProFleece – The ‘professional’s choice’ for all your pet and vet bedding, based in Ashington, Northumberland.
  • Puppy Sue’s K9 Kitchen – Tasty hand-made and home-made dog treats and confectionary.
  • Purple Ribbon Company
  • Roo’s Journey  – We first met Roo at Four Paws Hydrotherapy, when she was a tiny pup in her new mum’s arms. It was the first time we’d met Nikki and Ian and we were in awe of the work they were doing. We still are ❤️ We have followed Roo’s Journey since that time and we are honoured to once again welcome Roo and his team.
  • Scents of North East – Scentsy electric scented wax warmers are flame – free alternative to the traditional candle. With 40 warmers and 80 fragrances to choose from!!!
  • The Curiosity Box – an abundance of treasures including giant bath bombs which are vegan and cruelty free, olive oil natural soap and so much more.
  • The Money Tree – Hand-painted pots and hand-made soy wax melts.
  • The Travelling Bee Company – The finest honeys and hive-based organics products.
  • Forever Living
  • Tiggy Mable’s – On-line and mobile confectionery shop selling all your childhood favourite sweets
  • ToonicesTraditional ice-creams from a traditional ice-cream van.
  • Trophy Pet Foods Northumbria – Offeing a one stop, local, mobile shop for all your pets’ needs, including best quality dog food made in the UK.
  • Van-illa Treats Coffee And CakesMillie the travelling Coffee Van brings you refreshments and sweet treats. Everything is baked and decorated fresh for you.
  • Westway Veterinary – Providing quality Veterinary care across the North East.

Other Supporters

Holywell Farms Ltd produce high quality hay, haylage and straw for all year round availability and every bale is fully guaranteed.
Fresh fruit and vegetables every day at Heighley Gate Garden Centre.
provides a one-stop-shop for construction plant related products with service that is second to none.
Supplying individuals and clubs with sports equipment and a wide selection of trophies and rosettes,based near Killingworth, Newcastle.
a printing tool box crammed with digital printers and copiers, litho printing, wide format and a huge range of finishing systems.

 

Helpers on the Day

Gemma Fowle
Guest Judge
Mandy Simpson
Compere
Based in Newcastle, Jess specialises in animal photography both on location and in her portable studio.
A North East based photographer, specialising in canine photography and digital graphics.