The Wiltshire Police Dog Show has been hailed a success by organisers after many hundreds of people came along to enjoy the two-day event.
The event, which took place at Bowood House and Gardens for the second year, saw displays on Saturday and Sunday by some of the county’s dog handlers and their general purpose and specialist search dogs.
The team were joined by colleagues from Firearms, as well as local Neighbourhood Policing Team officers and a special appearance by some of our retired police dogs.
Vintage police and fire vehicles were also a big attraction for the many people who came along.
Tri-Force Dogs Inspector Dave Eddy said: “The Wiltshire Police Dog Show was a huge success – our dogs and their handlers performed to huge crowds over the course of the weekend and we hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did.
“We aren’t a professional display team and our handlers all took part in their own free time – they did a great job and I am really proud of them all.
“It was a great opportunity for us to raise awareness of the fantastic work of the Dog Unit and educate the public on some of the many diverse jobs our dogs can assist with. They are so invaluable to us and we were delighted to be able to show off their many skills.
“This was the second time we’ve held the display at Bowood – this year we were joined by local Neighbourhood Policing Team colleagues and members of our firearms department which was brilliant.
“We’d like to thank everyone who came along, especially the children who entered our fancy dress competition. We hope to return again next year.”