Cutest Canine
Is Your Pooch Perfect?

Is your pooch positively perfect? Is your dog dazzling? Is your cuddly companion the cutest? Is your furry friend the fairest of them all? Then why not enter them into St Clare Hospice’s Cutest Canine Competition?

The Hastingwood-based charity is searching for a handsome hound or pretty pup to officially launch its annual 5km Winter Walkies countryside walk taking place on Sunday 26 February 2017. The winner will also receive a hamper of doggy goodies and the coveted title of St Clare’s Cutest Canine!

St Clare Events Fundraiser, Emma Broadbent, said: “We have been running the doggy photo competition as part of our Winter Walkies event for the past 4 years and have had an overwhelming response. Last year’s contest really captured the imagination of our animal-loving supporters, who cast hundreds of votes to make Poppy, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier from Church Langley, the overall winner.”

All you need to do to enter the competition is register for the Winter Walkies event at Then email a picture of your marvellous mutt and a brief description of your pet (including name, breed and age) to by 12noon on Friday 19 January 2018 to go forward to the public vote.

Encourage your friends and family to vote for your pet when the gallery of all the competition entrants is published on the St Clare Facebook page on Monday 22 January 2018.

The dog that receives the most ‘Likes’ when voting closes at 12noon on Friday 26 January will be named the winner.

The winning dog and their owner will be invited to officially launch the Winter Walkies event on Sunday 25 February 2018 at 11am, and will also receive a hamper of doggy goodies. The event is taking place at St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX.

Please note: all entrants to the Cutest Canine Competition must have registered for Winter Walkies in order to be eligible to enter. Advanced registration costs £10 for adults and £5 for children, which includes a free soup, dog medal and certificates for children.

This year’s event is kindly sponsored by Epping-based vets, Forest Veterinary Centre.


*Poppy - last year's Overall Winner!