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Is your dog a record breaker?

29 July 2014    09:00
 

Obedient dogs around the UK are being asked to join a Guinness World Record attempt for the 'Largest Simultaneous Dog Stay' organised by the Kennel Club on Friday 8th August at 6pm at the International Agility Festival.

The Kennel Club is calling for dogs that are able to stay for two minutes or more to take part in the Guinness World Record attempt with their owners at the International Agility Festival in Rockingham, Northamptonshire for the festival's 10thanniversary.

The stay is two minutes and dogs can either be sitting or lying down in the upright position, i.e. not on its side or back. The record will be attempted by a group of dogs and handlers and will be measured by the number of dogs. People are able to compete with more than one dog.   

Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: "In celebration of the International Agility Festival's 10th anniversary we are hoping to break the record. The current record is 627 dogs and we are calling for those who are sure their dog is able to do the two minute stay to get involved."

"No matter what your dog takes part in, whether that is agility, showing, obedience or working trials, we would like you to take part to promote the benefits of well-trained dogs and responsible dog ownership."

The Kennel Club International Agility Festival, which is kindly supported by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, will feature around 2,500 dogs of all types, sizes and experience levels competing across 15 agility rings, with dogs jumping and weaving their way around the various courses. The festival is the world's largest agility festival and sees competitors from all over the world travel to compete.

For anyone who is interested in taking part in the Guinness World Record attempt please fill in your details here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IAFdogstay. The festival is free to enter but there is a £5 parking charge. The Kennel Club is asking people to arrive at the exercise area near to the companion dog ring from 5.15pm to give everyone enough time to get into place. Everyone who takes part will automatically enter a raffle with one winner winning £500.

For more information on the festival, visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/agilityfestival.

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