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Sandringham Royal Estate Dachshund Club members take pooches for picnic in the park


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 By Jenny Beake 


 Published: 06:00, 10 June 2023


 | Updated: 09:22, 10 June 2023

Owners and their tiny four-legged friends enjoyed a special day out in the sunshine on Saturday.

The Dachshund Club organised an event at the Royal Sandringham Estate using the area for walkies and visiting the gardens.

Lloyd J Cross, honorary club secretary, Dachshund Club, said: “We had on the day about 350 dachshunds and 175 owners.

Owners had a picnic with their pooches and enjoyed the gardens

“It started with registration and everyone had a rosette to keep and people who came along had entrance into the gardens."

“There were stalls with fresh fruit, soft drinks, all for free, and a complimentary prize raffle.”

The Dachshund Rescue and Suloti Dachshund Support charities were present on the day.

Mr Cross said: “The charities help with dogs and look after the welfare of the dog while looking for a home.”

The day had fun activities such as the Dachshund Dash and an organised stroll through the forest.

With heats for the race completed there was a break for lunch and a fancy dress competition for the dogs of which some 20 took part.

Following that there was a slightly longer walk until 3pm and then the finals of the dash.

Mr Cross said: “Visitors were sunbathing and picnicking and going around the gardens of the house during the day.

“We provided a Dachshund creche so people could leave their pets in the dog friendly area of the estate.

“All in all the weather was tremendous and it was a lovely day, absolutely perfect.

“I couldn't have wanted it to go better and the club will now start to look for the next venue for our annual event.”

Some 350 Dachshunds and 175 owners attended the dog-friendly event
It was a dog-friendly day with walkies and fancy dress
LEFT TO RIGHT- Dog owners spent the day at Sandringham Royal Estate for the Dachshund Club event- Stalls were on hand with Dachshund accessories and food- An owner with their four legged friend
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