FANCY dress contestants put their best paws forward as a stormtrooper and princess Leia tribute scooped the award for best dressed at the Doggy Day with Classic Cars and a Touch of Vintage show was held in Aldbourne.

Four legged friends scoffed treats from a doggy bakery and took part in an 11 legged race at the village show.

Dog show classes at the show included a Naughtiest ASBO and a Survivors class, for disabled, poorly or abused dogs.

Last year's eleven-legged race winners proudly managed to retain their trophy, as dogs joined their owners for a new twist on the classic three legged race.

The event is organised beforehand by a tiny team of volunteers, headed up by mother and daughter team, Anne Sandford & Lisa Davies. Ms Sandford said: “We are very lucky to have so many friendly volunteers who help us out on the day. It's such a lovely atmosphere and definitely worth all the hard work beforehand, especially when we hear that a homeless dog who has been at the show has found a forever home.”

Organisers were very pleased that this year the show raised £1500 for The Oldies Club with a further £650 going to other local charities and groups.

The show aims to highlight rescue organisations that rehouse dogs and Ms Davies, who currently has three rescue dogs of her own said: “There are so many dogs out there needing homes who end up homeless through no fault of their own.”

The show took place on July 1.