Amputee dog star of the show

Shorna and Dougie Greenshields with Gabby, who has cancer and recently lost a leg.
Shorna and Dougie Greenshields with Gabby, who has cancer and recently lost a leg.

Greyhounds were the stars of a charity dog show held last Sunday at Caldwells Farm, near Collessie.

The show, organised by Greyhound Rescue Fife, attracted about 200 entries, including other breeds, which had their own class.

Competitions for the greyhounds included best junior handler, best ‘golden oldie’ and best male and female.

Among the dogs at the show was three-year-old Gabby, recovering after having a front leg amputated because of bone cancer.

Sadly, her condition is terminal, but she is being lovingly cared for by Shorna and Dougie Greenshields.

The show, being held for the eighth time, has over the years raised some £20,000 for the care of greyhounds.

Most of the dogs at Sunday’s event were shown by owners from Fife and Tayside, although there were also some entrants from further afield.

Greyhound Rescue Fife was founded 10 years ago by Celia and Jimmy Fernie, of Kinross-shire, who were concerned about the plight of ex-racers who were being abandoned when their competitive days were over. To date, more than 500 greyhounds have been re-homed by the charity.