Pets’ pa­rade:

This month we are turn­ing these pages over to your pho­tos of happy hounds who just love Nor­folk beaches...

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Gallery spe­cial on beach-lov­ing pooches


This is Ella, a Ger­man shep­herd dog. “She is three years old and loves wa­ter!” says owner David Lake. “The pic­ture was taken at Mun­des­ley beach whilst we were stay­ing in North Nor­folk. She was run­ning af­ter the kids when the photo was taken as she wanted to join in play­ing catch with a ball.”


“Scout, my Stafford­shire bull ter­rier, is four years old, full of fun and very stub­born when she wants to be, know­ing even­tu­ally we will give in and let her have her own way! She en­joys the beach and will run in cir­cles around us and dig holes. She en­joys a pad­dle but won’t swim and then when she does its only by mis­take!” says Karen Bai­ley.


Sabre is a six-year-old Alaskan mala­mute, a res­cue dog. “The photo of Sabre on the beach makes me smile and ev­ery­one who sees it smiles too. A friend al­ways calls him ‘beach face’ as this is his happy place and it shows in his face and whole per­sona,” says Deb­bie Betts.


Lit­ter sis­ters Daisy and Bella en­joy­ing the sea at Cais­ter-on-Sea.The four-year-old Jack Rus­sells’ dad was a smooth coat and mum a rough coat. “Two very dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters who get on well to­gether and are very close and pro­tec­tive of each other and us,” says Stephen Moore.


“My name is Jasper, and I’m a cocker spaniel and I’m four years old. My favourite things are , the beach , swim­ming , play­ing ball, chas­ing birds and rab­bits (I never catch them) but it’s great fun! The photo was taken at Cart Gap beach­be­tween Hap­pis­burgh and Sea Palling.” (By owner Dave Bunting, from Nor­wich)


“Shadow is a three-year-old black labrador; he lives next to Cais­ter-on-Sea beach and en­joys daily runs and loves a swim in the sea. He would chase his ball all day if he could” says Rachel Green of Cais­ter-on-Sea.


“This pho­to­graph was taken at our favourite Nor­folk beach: Holkham. Our lovely dog is called Indy, she’s a two-yearold cavapoo. She loves eat­ing, sleep­ing, play­ing and a good belly rub!” says Maria Gar­a­vand from Nor­wich


“I’m not lucky enough to have a dog of my own, but I am very lucky to live next door to Skye,” says pho­tog­ra­pher Paula Sparkes. “I bring her along for days out; she is bril­liantly be­haved and she does make a won­der­ful model!”


“My dog Ger­ald is an Alaskan mala­mute; he is two years old and he loves to run on the beach .The pic­ture was taken on Sea Palling beach,” says Maz Kamin­ska.


“Maisie is our much loved three-year-old golden doo­dle. She is very en­er­getic and loves to run and play - and get muddy and sandy! We’re fos­ter car­ers so Maisie pro­vides a lot of un­con­di­tional love and play­times to the trou­bled chil­dren in our lives,” says Kathryn Carter.


Ital­ian Spinone Bryn is five years old. Says owner Louise Brooks: “One of the rea­sons we moved to Nor­folk was to have more space and ac­cess to the beach for our dogs. We and they just love liv­ing here! Our lo­cal beach at Hap­pis­burgh, where this was taken, is just a few min­utes away and like most beaches in Nor­folk, su­per dog friendly with lots of sur­round­ings pubs and cafes where we can take our dogs too. No won­der Bryn has a mas­sive grin on his face.”


Archie is a two-year-old Ja­panese Shiba Inu, “He’s a real char­ac­ter, very ac­tive and ab­so­lutely loves be­ing out­doors, es­pe­cially in the woods or on the beach, run­ning among the dunes with his best mate Dougie or on his own. He turns heads wher­ever he goes as he has re­ally con­ta­gious smile and as you can imag­ine we love him to bits like a baby,” says Kse­nia Coghiel.


“Oc­tavia, known as Tavie, is a seven-year-old labrador. She loves to make friends with other dogs and run along the beach and loves to fetch her ten­nis ball from the sea. She has a very cheeky per­son­al­ity and is com­pletely ir­re­place­able. Tavie loves noth­ing more than snuggling up on the sofa af­ter a long beach walk with her fam­ily,” says Elle McS­par­ron.


“This is Milo, our play­ful 18-mon­thold long-haired Jack Rus­sell ter­rier, who loves to chase a ball and finds any ex­cuse to swim in the sea on our lo­cal Heacham beach. We are so lucky to live in such a beau­ti­ful place here in Nor­folk,” says Jo Hub­bard.


This was Dachshund Dot­tie’s first trip to the beach at Gorleston. “As you can see she had an ab­so­lute blast. Dot­tie is al­ready an In­sta­gram hit at just five months old and is or­gan­is­ing her own sausage dog café next month,” says owner Michelle Water­son. “This photo was taken on the beach at Wax­ham Sands Hol­i­day Park when we went for a pic­nic one evening. Benji is a two-yearold springer spaniel we re­homed from a fam­ily in Birm­ing­ham. He’d never been to the beach be­fore we got him but he loves to spend hours there now swim­ming and chas­ing his ball!” says owner Becca Martin.


Max is a red fox labrador. “An ad­ven­ture at the beach is al­ways his favourite, he en­joys a splash in the sea fol­lowed by a game of fetch. This photo was taken dur­ing our visit to Holkham beach for the day,” says Jemma Crane.


“Nel­lie is 17 months old and is the daugh­ter of one of my other dogs, Neville. She loves zoom­ing around on the beach and en­joys her train­ing classes, es­pe­cially agility,” says Fifi Austin.


“Dig­ger was 12 weeks old when we went to Holkham for his first trip to the beach. He’s a work­ing cocker spaniel and is very en­er­getic as you can ex­pect! He loves swim­ming and thor­oughly en­joyed his first sea ex­pe­ri­ence,” says owner Mil­lie Clarke. “Lex had been play­ing fetch in the sea with his ball and at one point was com­pletely bowled over by a wave - the sea had been quite wild for most of our stay - hence his rather damp ap­pear­ance,” says Dave Lawrence. “He was hop­ing to get a bis­cuit fol­low­ing a quick slurp from his wa­ter bowl. Need­less to say he did in­deed have one or two bis­cuits – how could one refuse such a face?”


“Oak­ley is a ruby Cav­a­lier King Charles Spaniel, and he has just turned two. He loves at­ten­tion, his big (adopted) brother Denver and pos­ing for the cam­era is his favourite thing to do. They are my ab­so­lute world and even have their own In­sta­gram ac­count @den­veran­doak­ley where they have nearly 8,000 fol­low­ers,” says Beth Crisp.

Head-in-the-sand Monty is a Saint Bernard. “He is one and a half years old and loves run­ning around like crazy! He keeps me and my fam­ily very busy - he loves to pull plants out from around the gar­den and gets us to chase him around to try and get them back! He also en­joys sleep­ing and gen­eral drool­ing on ev­ery­thing,” says Jenni Duf­fin.


“Storm is a seven-year-old vizsla, born and bred in Nor­folk,” says Ian Smal­ley. “He loves the beach and ocean; we walk a lot of early morn­ings at sun­rise and he pad­dle­boards with me as well.”


“Woody is our labrador who cel­e­brated his 13th birthday whilst we were on hol­i­day in Hap­pis­burgh, where this photo was taken, in June” says Carol Bolton. “We adopted him from Blue Cross when he was two and he goes ev­ery­where with us, in­clud­ing our many hol­i­days in Nor­folk – es­pe­cially Hap­pis­burgh and Holkham.”


Nel­son is a much loved two-yearold golden re­triever. “He was born in a house right on Mersea Is­land, Es­sex and has loved the sea and sand ever since. His favourite things are dig­ging, zoomies and chas­ing balls,” says Kather­ine By­grave.


Hec­tor is a Hun­gar­ian vizsla. “This was taken on the part of the beach be­tween Sea Palling and Ec­cles on one of those windy morn­ings at the be­gin­ning of June. There is a lovely bench on top of one of the dunes that looks out to sea and Hec­tor goes up and sits on it ev­ery sin­gle time we walk past,” says Kse­nia Bu­ly­gina. “Freddie is a one-year-old yel­low labrador, ob­sessed with the wa­ter and swim­ming, and loves noth­ing more than dig­ging on the beach. Over­strand beach is per­fect for let­ting him have a good run and swim as you of­ten find you have a small stretch of it to your­self.” says Han­nah Joy from Ip­swich

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