YOU’D BE THIS GRUMPY TOO IF YOU’D JUST BEEN DRESSED AS A DRAGON!

NEARLY 200 peo­ple and dogs flocked to Ger­rards Cross for the in­au­gu­ral chi­huahua fes­ti­val.

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Held at Col­ston Hall on Satur­day Au­gust 20 to cel­e­brate the tiny breed, it was or­gan­ised by on­line dog bou­tique owner Rachel Monk.

There was also an at­tempt to beat a world record for the biggest dog yoga - or doga - class, which was set in Hong Kong and saw 270 dogs and their own­ers take part.

Rachel said: “It went re­ally well. It started off as a bit of a bonkers pipe dream, to get all these chi­huahuas to­gether and we’re re­ally pleased with the turn out.

She said that peo­ple came from all over the world, in­clud­ing Brazil and Ed­in­burgh, and the ‘feed­back has been amaz­ing’.

Rachel, from Farn­ham Com­mon, said they cre­ated Haus of Chi­huahua hav­ing been in­spired by their beloved pets Rocco and In­die.

One of the star guests of the show was Dolly Paw­ton, a fel­low chi­huahua who has more than 35,000 fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram.

Dolly was joined by ITV’s Top Dog Model, Lucky, to judge a ‘fun dog ta­lent show’ fea­tur­ing cat­e­gories like pret­ti­est pooch, hand­somest hound and best res­cue dog.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties for at­ten­dees in­cluded a dog groom­ing class, stalls sell­ing chi­huahua treats and ac­ces­sories and each at­tendee had their own ‘chi­huahua paw­trait’ taken.

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Pawsing for pic­tures: Left, 12-year-old Olivia Monk with chi­huahuas Bloss (left) and Rocco at the fes­ti­val; Jo Fitch gets a sou­venir snap with her chi­huahua Rocky at the dress-up area

Denim cool: Rosie Ware­ham with her chi­huahua Archie

Mats the way to do it: The lit­tle pooches and their own­ers take to the yoga mats

A hand­ful: Char­lotte Gow­ers, 12, with In­die

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