Gone to the dogs


Dogs and owners who love a good day out together should make a point of heading to Traquair this weekend for the third annual Dogs Day Out – a joyous celebration of all things doggie!

Held on Sunday 15 July (11-5pm), the event offers a host of activities for dogs and their owners throughout the day. One of the highlights is the not-very-serious Companion Dog Show with categories that include owner who looks most like their dog, fastest sausage eater and best rescue dog. Meanwhile, the Daphne Memorial Cup will be awarded to Best in Show in honour of Traquair’s much-loved Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

On the main avenue, visitors can learn all about sheep dogs with expert demos, while this year also sees a first ever gun dog display, with tips on training four-legged friends how to retrieve (and drop, all being well).

Elsewhere, the Bow Wow Mini Circus will delight with some wonderful tricks, Dryburgh Dog Agility will be on hand to guide pooches through a special agility course, while the old walled garden will be stocked full of stalls selling a wide range of dog accessories.

And for visitors who need a little more exercise, there’s a chance to go for a wander in the woods with captivating storyteller, Mary Kenny, who will be telling a few Shaggy Dog stories, or even take part in a Doggy Treasure Hunt in Traquair’s famous Maze.

Further info

Dogs Day Out, Sunday 15 July (11-5pm). The event is supported by Burns Natural Dog Food, with goodie bags provided for all dogs. Admission: £9.00 Adults £4.50 Concessions & Dogs Go Free (entry to house included – on site dog creche provided!). For more information, visit https://www.traquair.co.uk/event/dogs-day-traquair

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