A group of Beagles beat out some Yorkshire Terriers to take the Guinness World Record for the largest single-breed dog walk. Keri Lumm reports.
A PET owner has set a Guinness world record for the biggest gathering of dogs of a single breed — by bringing together more than 1,000 beagles for a stroll.
Sean Parkinson, 39, organised the ‘Beaglelandia’ event, which saw 1,029 beagles from across the country gather in a Merseyside park.
It smashed the previous record, set in Mexico, by 783 Yorkshire terriers.
Official confirmation from Guinness World Records states they are the new holders of the ‘largest single-breed dog walk’ record.
Sean, from Wirral on Merseyside, said: ‘I’m over the moon. I couldn’t believe it, to be honest.
‘It’s such a brilliant thing for us to achieve — and we had a great day doing it.
‘People came from all over the UK with their beagles, including one person who even got on the ferry from Ireland.
‘We made a proper event of it, setting up stalls and lots of fun things to do. It was great.’
Beaglelandia took place last April at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire.
It saw 1,029 beagles and their owners cover around one mile together on their walk.