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We are excited to tell you about our programme of events
Join the Strutt Your Mutt Challenge today 2 and 5 mile walks start from 9am through until 4pm
Walk through the beautiful Benacre Estate
Challenge yourself and your dog to walk either a two or a five mile route on the picturesque Benacre Estate and why not raise money for
our charity by getting friends and family to sponsor you. Admission on the day or
book early via the website
and receive sheet of vouchers to get some great discounts from our traders on the day.
Benacre National Nature Reserve is managed by Natural England with much of the reserve being private property and not normally open to the
public so, thanks to the kindness and generosity of Lady Gooch, taking part in Strutt your Mutt is a great opportunity to learn more
about this beautiful area and the plants and animals that inhabit it. It is a fascinating example of England’s countryside at its diverse
best with our walks taking visitors through a wide range of habitats ranging from farmland to heathland and from woodland to beach.
Part of the estate has been internationally recognised as an area of special conservation value and is well worth the walk so take your
binoculars and camera with you.
The nature reserve is made up of a variety of habitats which are home to many rare and unusual species of plants and animals. As you walk
you can glimpse open water lagoons, walk alongside reed beds, and through woodland. The marshes are a valuable habitat for plants such as
marsh mallow, marsh sow thistle and golden dock. Look out for Marsh Harriers overhead or perhaps you might hear the distinctive pinging
calls of bearded tits as they delicately hunt for insects and reed seeds.
Strutt Your Mutt Fun Dog show – Entries from 10am – judging from 12.00
Our fun dog show is open to all, whether you’ve got a pedigree Poodle or a cheeky Chorkie (Chihuahua X Yorkshire Terrier) there is a
class for you at the Strutt your Mutt Dog show. There will be rosettes and prizes to be won up to 5th place in each class, with the
best dogs going forward to the ultimate accolade of Best in show.
The face of Strutt Your Mutt 2016
Dogs under 16” tall
Dogs over 16” tall
Best Veteran (over 7 years)
Dog the Judge would most like to take home
Best Rescue Dog
Best in show and reserve best in show
Lets go Mini Beast Hunting with Butterflies of Britain
Lindsey Andrews and her team will be providing Mini Beast hunting and butterfly spotting as well as all sorts of other beastie activities on the day
so make sure and find their tent for some family educational fun.
The Butterflies of Britain education programme provide outreach educational sessions and experiences for children and families across Suffolk and
Norfolk. Visit their website for more information www.butterfliesofbritain.co.uk or follow them on Facebook@butterflyeducation
The Templewicks Super Dog Challenge
Super Dog Challenge
The Templewicks Super Dog Challenge is a fun competition open to all. It’s all about that special bond between dogs and humans. The show challenges the
very best of those friendships. Both dogs and handlers are put to the test as they compete in this fun challenge of agility and obedience.
For more details about this exciting event at Strutt Your Mutt, including the games dogs and their handlers will take part in to find
this year's champion Super Dog, please download the Templewicks Super Dog Challenge guide.
There will be displays in the main arena from Fens Falconry which we are sure will capture your attention.
At these demonstrations you will see falcons flying to the swung lure, kestrels displaying a different style of
hunting, which is to hover and the broadwings (that's buzzards, eagles, kites and vultures) flying low from posts and
trees gliding down to the glove for food. We are however told that on a good day and with the right conditions they may
be able to get some height and show off a bit by soaring. Make sure to have your camera with you as there will be some
superb photo opportunities.
In addition to the flying displays the team will have a stand at the event allowing you the opportunity to get a
closer look at some of nature’s best designed predators and learn about these magnificent birds of prey, as this dedicated
team have a wealth of knowledge and will be happy to answer all your questions throughout the day.
For more information about Fens Falconry, please visit thier website Fens Falconry
Simon, Julie and their dogs, all from Blythview Gundogs will be demonstrating the training and work of a gundog.
Sian Murphy - The Wonder Collies
The wonder collies
The wonder collies
Sian Murphy and her Wonder Collies Storm, Ellie and Jet will be showing off their talents in the main arena with a
Disc dog and Trickdog demonstrations featuring individual, duo and trio tricks, flips and routines!
Sian’s dogs are all rescue dogs who travel the around the country with her, appearing at shows such as the
National Pet Show, Just Dogs, Dogfest and Paws in the Park to name but a few, so we feel very lucky to have them at
Strutt Your Mutt Charity Dog Day.
Paws and Pose
Paws and Pose – for a Strutt Your Mutt photo with your dog/s and family/friends.
Photographer Debbie Townsend will be situated at the start of the Strutt Your Mutt walks to capture the excitement of the day as everyone sets off on either the
two or five mile walks. Everyone will be given a card with details of how to view the photos and an opportunity to purchase them if they wish but there is absolutely
no obligation at all.
Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team
Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team
Strutt Your Mutt welcomes back the Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team, who always delights audiences with their unique style of canine agility.
The team is made up of different sizes and breeds dogs and features them tearing through tunnels, weaving poles, racing over a series of jumps and
performing spectacular fire jumps. A mix of superb skills, breath-taking high- speed stunts and humorous presentation provides a must see show
Fancy Dress Competition
Strutt Your Mutt will be hosting its first ever canine fancy dress parade with some pawsome prizes for the best.
You can enter this have-a-go over the straw bales event as many times are you like. Fastest time wins. Entry fee is £1 with all the monies raised going to our
Strutt Your Mutt charity of the year.
The Fastest dog for both the large and small dog categories will be announced at the end of the day. First to 3rd places each receive a rosette and a bag of dog food.
Winners in each of the categories also receive a small trophy.
The Little Nippers Lurcher and Terrier Display
Phill Gibbons and his team from Ridgeside invite you to see their fantastic lurchers and terriers do what comes naturally to them.
In the arena they race at full speed chasing the electric lure. They can’t wait to bring real mayhem to the Strutt your Mutt main arena with
Little Nippers Racing, it’s a fast action -packed demonstration with an informative and humorous commentary by Phill.
You will also be invited to "have a go" with your own dogs - whatever their breed!
We are told that not only is great fun for the dogs – audiences love it too!
Other attractions include
Music and Entertainment from Maria Sax and Ian Larkin
Visit the Nags Head Bar and take your pick from a wide variety of food stands inside our walled garden area.
Lots of shopping from a wide variety of trade and charity stands. See vendors & Entertainment for the latest information.