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Now the ‘Long Arm of the Paw’
checks out world record attempt



Over three thousand dog walkers are needed for an attempt to bring the current record for the world’s largest dog walk back to the U.K from Texas, U.S.A. The Scottish SPCA/Pedigree, World Record Walkies, will attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records at the Royal Highland Showground, Edinburgh on Sunday 15th September 2002.

As event organiser Una Glenn measures the route, German Shepherd Jed, an ex-stray re-homed by the society to Lothian and Borders Police, will monitor her progress. Three-year-old Jed will be joined by Constable Graeme Bairden, Dog Handler, and Constable Stuart Hay, Dog Trainer.

Great fun

Commenting on the event Una Glenn said: “In order to enter the Guinness Book of Records, we need three thousand two hundred dogs and their humans to set-off within a one hour period and complete the three mile course that we are measuring today.

World Record Walkies should be great fun and all the ‘Old Boys and Girls’ re-homed from Scottish SPCA Animal Welfare Centres will be given a tartan ribbon to wear on their collar and each walker’s name and the name of their dog will be recorded for posterity.

‘Each dog walker will be part of a group and each group will be allocated a time to set-off and to make sure the day runs smoothly, we need each dog walker to pre-register before the 23rd August.’

Dog walkers can register by telephoning Una on 0141-810 8084 or log onto www.scottishdogwalk.org

The Mighty Texas Dog Walk claimed the world record from the U.K on April 20th when an extra 247 dogs brought the world-beating total to 3,117.