Sound as a hound: Dogs set new world record in Tayside
Hundreds of dogs get specially dressed up for big occasion – and end up in the record books
A wacky world record was set in Angus yesterday as hundreds of dogs wore bandanas in a canine show at Glamis Castle.
Organisers of the Dogs’ Day Out sought to set tails wagging by smashing the previous record of 764 dogs in bandanas by RSPCA Australia in 2015.
Pooches of all shapes and sizes came together against the backdrop of the Angus castle to set the new record of 860.
It is the second weekend in a row a new world record has been set in Angus. Last weekend in an Arbroath car park Ryan Ramsay and Lexi Ligeti set a record for the greatest three-legged distance covered in 24 hours.
Rosella Pollard of Burns Pet Nutrition, which hosted yesterday’s event, said: “We had a total of 860 dogs altogether which is amazing – it’s a lot more than we were expecting.
“People were really enthusiastic about trying to break the record – there was every breed you could imagine,
Top left: first in line to start the world record were Courtney and Lucy Sellar plus dog Arlo. Top right: Debbie Douglas and dog Dobby. Above: one dog getting into the spirit of the event.
everything from a husky, to bichon frise to an old English sheepdog.
“People registered online and got their bandana in the post but people were also able to register on the day.
“Afterwards, all the people who took part got a commemorative sticker, a certificate – and they can keep the bandana, of course.”
There were no representatives from the Guinness World Records at the event. Instead, video and photographic evidence will be sent to the official record adjudicators.
“I don’t think we have anything to worry about in terms of setting the record as we were almost 100 over the previous one,” Rosella added.
“It’s been so successful we might look to see if there’s another record we can set in future years.”
The attempt followed a busy programme of events which included a parade of pedigree dog breeds and displays for Search and Rescue Dog Association Scotland and the Ore Country Terriers.
There were also a variety of competitions judged by Lynne Davies from BBC television programme Dog Borstal.
These included prizes for the best dressed dog in tartan, golden oldies, perfect pups, female and male dogs and the prize for a bit of ruff – open to all scruffy dogs. A best in show prize was also awarded.