THIS month sees the return of one of the most popular events on Shropshire's summer calendar.

At 10am on Sunday, July 28, the gates of Stokesay Court will open for a fun-packed day for dogs and their owners and admirers at the start of another Ludlow Dog Day.

For the event’s tenth anniversary year, Ludlow Rotary Club will be welcoming back inspirational displays and helpful training tutorials which dog owners can try at home as well as holding a wide range of fun dog competitions and activities.

Held in the beautiful grounds of Stokesay Court, approximately six miles north of Ludlow and just off the A49, the day is all about fun for the whole family, particularly our furry friends.

Dogs can take part in more than 21 competitions, ranging from the scruffiest mutt and waggiest tail to the cutest puppy. There's even a competition for best biscuit catcher.

There are have-a-go events organised by the Paws of Parham Nadac team, and offering the chance for your dog to try retrieving the flyball and try their skills on the agility course, while gun dogs will be able to demonstrate their ability to retrieve…or not in the Wye Valley Retriever’s Gun Dog Scurry.

Demonstrations throughout the day include past favourites such as the Paws for Thought Display Team and Bliss Gate Dog Obedience Team alongside All Positive Dog Services with hoopers, loose lead and learn a trick and scenting training.

As well as the doggy events, there will be plenty of stalls to enjoy whether selling dog and country related goods or pampering to human needs such as the food stalls, the drinks bar, and the popular tea tent.

Money raised in past years has enabled Ludlow Rotary to distribute more than £140,000 amongst a wide range of charities and community organisations.

The club plans to use this year’s event to support Ludlow Rotary Care’, the club’s community grants scheme, as well as other deserving causes.

For more information on this opportunity to enjoy a wonderful day in a glorious setting while supporting numerous community and charitable needs, see