Picture special: Annual Pup Idol dog show delights pet-lovers in Hampstead

Compere Phil Lassman interviews Mr Hampstead contestant, Marcel the French Bulldog, with his dad Ste

Compere Phil Lassman interviews Mr Hampstead contestant, Marcel the French Bulldog, with his dad Stephen Amewode. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

One hundred dogs took over a Hampstead pub last weekend for the annual Pup Idol extravaganza run by local charity All Dogs Matter.

Judges Pip Tomson, Anneka Svenska, Anna Webb and Anne from Beautiful Joe's natural dog treats. Pictu

Judges Pip Tomson, Anneka Svenska, Anna Webb and Anne from Beautiful Joe's natural dog treats. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Onlookers including comedian and actor Ricky Gervais saw man’s best friend compete across six categories at the The Garden Gate pub in South End Green.

The show opened with the Cutest Pup category, followed by Mr and Miss Hampstead, Golden Oldie, Best Rescue and Best in Show.

Ira Moss, who runs All Dogs Matter, told the Ham&High: “It was a great event. It was well-attended, and thankfully, very well-shaded for the dogs - so none of them overheated despite the weather!”

Judges, including actor and charity patron Peter Egan, Pip Tomson from GMB, Anna Webb dog expert and

Judges, including actor and charity patron Peter Egan, Pip Tomson from GMB, Anna Webb dog expert and co-host of The Barking Hour on BBC London, Anneka Svenska wildlife presenter and conservationist, with Best In Show winner Finnick and owner Martin Ryan. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Judges at the event included Good Morning Britain’s Pip Tomson and the BBC’s dog expert Anna Webb.


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Ira added; “We were delighted to raise just over a thousand pounds, it was really well worth it.”

Rescue dog Petal, a spaniel, was one of the big winners, picking up the Cutest Puppy trophy, while Finnick, an unusual dutch barge breed, picked up Best in Show.

Mr Hampstead winner Finnick, with owner Martin Ryan from Crouch End. Picture: Polly Hancock

Mr Hampstead winner Finnick, with owner Martin Ryan from Crouch End. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Maude, one of the Miss Hampstead contestants at All Dog's Matter's Pup Idol. Picture: Polly Hancock

Maude, one of the Miss Hampstead contestants at All Dog's Matter's Pup Idol. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Linus, a rescue dog from Brooklyn, waits his turn in the Mr Hampstead catagory. Picture: Polly Hanco

Linus, a rescue dog from Brooklyn, waits his turn in the Mr Hampstead catagory. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

The winners of 'Best Rescue' with judge, and Good Morning Britain presenter Pip Tomson - who also a

The winners of 'Best Rescue' with judge, and Good Morning Britain presenter Pip Tomson - who also adopted a rescue dog from All Dogs Matter. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

An inquisitive canine at the Pup Idol event. Picture: Polly Hancock

An inquisitive canine at the Pup Idol event. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Miss Hampstead contestant, Lola the French Bulldog, with owner Chloe Waters aged 10. Picture: Polly

Miss Hampstead contestant, Lola the French Bulldog, with owner Chloe Waters aged 10. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Clementine the dog makes an impressive entrance at the All Dogs Matter annual Pup Idol event at the

Clementine the dog makes an impressive entrance at the All Dogs Matter annual Pup Idol event at the Garden Gate pub. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Clementine the bulldog. Picture: Clever Clementine

Clementine the bulldog. Picture: Clever Clementine - Credit: Archant

A furry embrace at the Pup Idol show in South End Green. Picture: Clever Clementine

A furry embrace at the Pup Idol show in South End Green. Picture: Clever Clementine - Credit: Archant

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