Calling all Chihuahuas! 300 Chihuahuas are needed take part in a spectacular ‘doga’ record bid which will take place at the annual Fest of Chihuahuas on 13th August 2017.
‘Haus of Chihuahuas’ has teamed up with Britain’s Got Talent contestant and professional dog yoga teacher, Mahny, in a bid to beat the Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Largest Ever Dog Yoga Class’.
The current record was set in China last year after 274 dogs and their flexible owners stretched their way into the record book.
Fest of Chihuahuas is the first festival dedicated to the breed. It returns to the U.K. following a sell-out event last year which saw over hundreds of chihuahuas, and their humans, take part in a massive ‘chi idol’ fun dog show, a meet and greet with CHI-lebrities, a mini sombrero throwing, photobooth action, a mini chihuahua agility and much more.
This year’s event is set to be even bigger with representatives from the Urban Paws, the U.K’s biggest dog talent agency attending, celebrity chihuauha owners on the invite list, specialist chihuahua behaviour experts on site, music from Aye Carumba Mexican musicians and the first ever official UK Guinness World Record Attempt by chihuahuas only.
The event is the brain child of ‘Haus of Chihuahuas’, a dog boutique, founded by Rachel Louise Monk, who discovered a huge community of chihuahua lovers, amassing thousands of followers online after posting daily pictures of her twin chihuahuas Rocco and Indie.
Though seemingly barking, dogs like Rocco and Indie are able to earn over £100 an hour to promote brands through their social media platforms.
She says: “ The U.K has always been mad for dogs and we are, now more than ever, seeing people celebrating their breed of choice at events all over the country. It never fails to surprise me how many chihuahua owners there are who want to come together at an event like this and have fun in a safe environment. The response is totally overwhelming – last year we had a couple fly over from Brazil and another family do a three day road trip to make it. They all said the thousand mile journey was worth it! We are now looking to take the festival on a worldwide tour with LA first on the list. It’s important for me to raise awareness for the fact that, contrary to popular belief, there are many chihuahaus out there who need help. For that reason, we have partnered with Chihuahua Rescue U.K, who work tirelessly to rehome dogs who have come to them traumatized, neglected and very often needing expensive medical treatment. “
Fest of Chihuahuas 13th August 2017 12 – 5pm at Colton Hall, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Tickets are available in advance only at https://billetto.co.uk/e/fest-of-chihuahuas-tickets-186737
Event updates on the official facebook event page
I must say this all sounds very exciting and did wonder about disguising myself as a chihuahua and applying – would I get away with it? What do you think?
Woofs Frodo – BB Editor