Dogs have their day at Traquair House

SBSR Catherine Maxwell Stuart of Traquair ready for A Dogs Day Out
SBSR Catherine Maxwell Stuart of Traquair ready for A Dogs Day Out

The grounds of Traquair House will be thrown open for a new event devoted to dogs and their owners this Sunday, July 17.

The Companion Dog Show will be held in the picturesque walled garden, and will consist of classes for the dog with the waggiest tail, the dog and owner with the best six legs, the best rescue dog and the best pedigree puppy.

Proceeds from the day are going to to the New Beginnings Cavalier Rescue Charity.

Meanwhile, the avenue will play host to sheep dog demonstrations by Julie Hill, award winning international sheep dog trialler and shepherd.

On the lower part of the avenue there will be terrier racing with a chance for dogs to have a go at chasing a lure, for owners who want to find out if their pet has a natural racing instinct.

For the more agile and obedient dogs there will also be a chance to try out some dog agility with the Dryburgh Abbey training group who will give demonstrations with their award-winning dogs. Even those without their own canine companion will be allowed to try out the course with an experienced dog from the team.

There is a special admission for the day to the house and grounds of £8 for adults, £4 for children - and dogs go free.