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535 of prizes to be won with Top Dog
Published 23/06/14



YOU have still got time to enter Henley’s fifth Top Dog competition.

There are 535 worth of prizes to be won in this year’s contest, which is run by the Henley Standard and Naughty Mutt Nice.

There will be one winner and one runner-up who will both win a selection of prizes.

All you have to do to enter is send a picture and/or video of your dog and tell us in no more than 200 words why your four-legged pal should win the title of Henley’s Top Dog 2014.

The winning entry and runner-up will be chosen by the judges, Henley Standard editor Simon Bradshaw, Naughty Mutt Nice proprietor Aspen Weatherburn, Erik D’Arcy-Donnelly, of Henley Vets, and our guest judge, BBC Radio Berkshire presenter Mike Read.


The winning dog (and runner-up) will be announced in the Henley Standard and presented with the woof-tastic prizes by the judging panel.

How to enter

You can post your entries via the Henley Standard Facebook page, or send them by email to topdog@ henleystandard.co.uk or to info@naughtymuttnice.com or you can send them by post to: Henley’s Top Dog 2014, Henley Standard, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley, RG9 1AD. The closing date is Friday, August 22.

Terms and conditions

All dogs can be entered in the competition, including past winners and runners-up. All prizes must be claimed by November 1, 2014. The prizes are non-refundable and there is no cash alternative. Normal Henley Standard competition rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

To see the rules, visit www.henleystandard.co.uk/regulars/competition_rules.php

The prizes

A health check consultation, blood profile and urine sample check at Henley Vets, worth 130. www.henley vets.co.uk; A year’s worth of nail cuts at Naughty Mutt Nice, plus one service wash worth 60. www.naughty muttnice.com; A two-course meal for two (plus dog) at the Henley Brewhouse worth 45. www.thehenley brewhouse.co.uk; A trial session at Doggy Dips worth 35. www.doggy dips.co.uk; A night at Pete’s Pet Pad worth 20. www.petespetpadrg4.co.uk; A Lily’s Kitchen selection of goodies worth 30. www.lilyskitchen.co.uk

The runner-up will win a health check consultation worth 130, a service wash at Naughty Mutt Nice worth 30, a trial session at Doggy Dips worth 35 and night at Pete’s Pet Pad worth 20.

HERE are two more entrants for this year’s Henley’s Top Dog competition — and they’re both called Boris.

The first Boris belongs to Robert de Board, of Blandy Road, Henley, who says: “In 1939 a wonderful film was made, The Wizard of Oz withJudy Garland as Dorothy.

“She had many adventures but no matter what happened, she was always accompanied by her faithful dog Toto, who was a brindle cairn terrier.

“Today there is another brindle cairn terrier called Boris. He’s here in Henley and his best friend is Nelle. I am soon going to be making a journey over to ‘The Rainbow’ in Lower Assendon with Boris and Nelle for a glass of pop. Boris, as always, will have a large bowl of ‘aqua pura’.

“On this journey, however, they are unlikely to meet a Cowardly Lion or a Tin Man but they may well meet a Scarecrow or two.

“You can be sure though, that Robert and Nelle will be protected by the brave and barking Boris.”

The second Boris is a three-year-old miniature schnauzer owned by Richard Phillips, of Greys Road, Henley.

Richard says: “He doesn’t have a colourful history as a rescue dog but is simply a great family pet.

“He is pictured in his favourite pose, waiting on the stairs for somebody to come home (he has a great view of the drive from this vantage point, to spot cars or humans arriving).

“His recent adventures include chasing some ducks into the Thames and he will steal any ‘food’ he can find, such as chocolates and mouse poison (the latter requiring an expensive visit to the vet).

“Because I am disabled, his companionship gets me active and out of the house each day to exercise him.”

Published 23/06/14

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