I was there mainly to look at the merchandise and came home with a bright orange Equafleece coat for Bren, shampoo called "Fox Poo" for the poo-rolling Draco, some of the new Fish4Dogs treats, two freebee cans of food Bren can eat, some Greyhound rescue Christmas cards and a 'training pouch' that I can use as a dog-walking belt pouch.
I also had a great time meeting dogs and talking to other doggie people.
If (by some mischance) I lost Bren, or if we move to a house where we could have a third dog, I am very tempted to consider these,
Catalan Sheepdogs. Small, active, hardy, and smart. (I do like sheepdogs, it has to be admitted.) Apparently they are really hot at agility.
The Cirneco dell'Etna, the Sicilian version of the ancient type of hound found around the Med, such as the Pharaoh and Ibizan Hounds. (And, incidentally, isn't that unit superbly dressed?) They are quite small and also do agility, but they are hounds and the local rabbit population would not appreciate them. Nor, I suspect, would the cats.
Plus, just for Fred, I met some lovely Lancashire Heelers.
More pictures here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lilshephe