'Scrufts' dog show is set to take place in Wark village in July.

The event is making a return after a successful launch last year, in which over £700 was raised for the Wark Town Hall charity.

This town hall offers space for gatherings, clubs, seminars, and events, while also serving as a resilience centre during local emergencies.

The consistent upkeep and conservation of the building relies heavily on grants and fundraising activities.

This year's dog show will feature sponsorship and interesting categories including Most Lovable Dog, Best Fancy Dress, Best Bark, and Best Rescue Dog, to mention a few.

Various companies are offering enticing prizes for each category; First and Last Brewery is backing the Most Lovable Dog category with a case of beer and a brewery tour.

Additional categories include the Most Lovable Bitch sponsored by The Purple Hound of Corbridge, Most Lovable Puppy sponsored by Think Energy, and Most Lovable Senior sponsored by Rachel Watson Dog Grooming.

Notably, all category winners will compete for the prestigious Best In Show accolade.

The competition promises rosettes for first, second and third placings.

The event is scheduled to start at 12pm on Saturday, July 20 with an expected finish time of 4pm.

Dogs are allowed to register and enter events on the day, though organisers prefer prior registration through a phone call on 07723 613826.

The check-in for dogs begins at 11.15am on the day of the event; only cash payments will be accepted.

Attendees should look forward to refreshments being available from the Town Hall, Village Shop, Grey Bull and Battlesteads.

A raffle event will also take place, featuring prizes from businesses including the Errington Coffee House, Northumberland Gifts, and North Tyne Boarding Kennels amongst others.

Public toilets will be available, and a marquee shelter will house guests in case of unfavourable weather.

However, considering the outdoor nature of the event, visitors are asked to dress appropriately.

Dog owners are instructed to keep their pets on leads at all times and any waste should be disposed of properly in keeping with the event's environmental standards.

As for photographs, organisers will be capturing the day's events, and individuals not consenting to this need to notify the event planners in advance.

The Scrufts dog show promises a jovial atmosphere where smiles and wagging tails are not only encouraged but also fundamental.