What an amazing afternoon. Medical Detection Dogs on stand 94, hall 3, drew in crowds interested in these amazing dogs and how they help people. Diabetic Alice was there with little brown and white spaniel Clive, as were cancer detection dog Teezel as well as my pal Jill Dowding Walker and her assistance dog Nesta.
The top cheque was from dog insurance company Agria (great deals here) thanks to lovely Lorraine and co! And MDD also received another big donation from one of their regular contributors, the Golden Retrievers Society.
They stole the show! See top pic for the way they all laid down to be in the shot. Then they all waited patiently ready to perform in the arena, showing how well they walk to heel.
Watch the video of some of the performance below. Super control!
Plus the stand itself got lots of visitors - if you are due to go there, on the final day, Sunday (13th March) make sure you enter the competitions to win something cuddly in the tombola, or a few days holiday at a super dog-friendly woodfarmsbarn in Suffolk or a wonderful little collectable mohair Bones Charlie Bear dog donated by the lovely Charlie and Will Morris who visited recently (see other blog in archives.) He costs £90 and you can buy your own collectable Bones here direct from Charlie Bears.
Plus Dr Claire Guest got to be interviewed and feature on the televised coverage on Crufts 2016 on channel 4 Saturday night. Pic below is of the crew in action.
Go here to see Dr Claire on the telly on Crufts 2016 (link to come, or search on catch up)
And a final look around from me -look below
If you'd like to contribute, you can either donate by texting an amount to MDDC14 or go here to help fund a £5000 training cost for a new cancer detection dog.