EVERY dog has its day and hundreds of Hunter pooches had theirs yesterday at the Doggy Day Out at Empire Park, Bar Beach.
Thousands of people joined in the canine capers to raise money for the Cooks Hill Surf Club.
Organiser and club patron Kaye Duffy said the second annual Doggy Day Out was a fantastic success that raised the profile of the surf lifesaving movement and had become a key event on the dog show calendar.
"We had over 70 stalls, as well as races, soccer for dachshunds, a parade of pooches where the dogs walked behind their flags of origin and there was a UN flag for those who couldn't decide," she said.
"You can come, not spend a single cent and still have a great time and that's rare these days."
A team of 24 Cavalier King Charles spaniels set a new Guinness World Record for the number of dogs led by one handler on a single lead for one surveyed kilometre.
It was handler Danny Boskovski's second attempt at the record. After failing to break the US record of 22 dogs last year with mixed breeds chosen on the day, Mr Boskovski practised with the pre-selected spaniels and made sure they had correctly fitted harnesses.
Charmaine Bright, a pet stylist from Narara, brought her standard poodles, mother and son Chrystelle and Sir Raz, groomed for the event.
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