Our very own ‘power puppy’ Ziggy put his best paws forward to try and help set a new world record at a special event that raised almost £10,000 for charity.
A grand total of 1,034 beagles plus 2,500 dog-lovers from across the UK descended on Capesthorne Hall near Macclesfield on 22 April to take part in a 1.2 mile (1.9km) walk around the hotel’s grounds.
The fun-packed day also included a dog show. Our General Manager Leo Craig’s beagle Ziggy claimed a third place rosette in the ‘Best in Show’ category.
Most importantly, the Beaglelandia event raised a staggering £9,310.80 for animal welfare charities. The money raised from entrance fees and merchandise is split between Beagle Welfare and Unite to Care.
It will support the rehoming of beagles and other animals which are used in laboratory testing. Two very worthy causes that we are proud to support.
What’s the current world record for the largest single breed dog walk?
The official Guinness World Record for the Largest Dog Walk (Single Breed) is currently held by the Yorkimania event in Mexico. On 9 August 2015, 783 Yorkshire Terriers were involved in the record-breaking walk.
Last year’s initial stab to top the mark, Beagle World Record, saw 887 beagles participate. Unfortunately, the feat wasn’t classed as an official record. Independent adjudicators ruled the method of counting the dogs was insufficient.
After the ‘ruff justice’ of 2017, it’ll be a couple more months before we find out if Beagle World Record 2 is recognised as the new milestone.
January 2019: We Did It!
After much eager anticipation, we’ve finally received the good news… With 1,029 verified dogs, we’ve set a brand new official Guinness World Record! Move over Yorkimania there’s a new champion in town!
Congratulations to Ziggy, Leo, and all the participants. At the second attempt, Beaglelandia sets a new world record!