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Charity dog walk sets sights on Dachshund Guinness World Record title

It’s a deluge of Dachshunds! Back to celebrate its fifth year, the Agria Dog Walk UK is set to make a splash with its inaugural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt, aiming to break the record for Largest Dachshund Dog Walk this May.
  • Join the pack and support the Agria Dog Walk, in partnership with English Heritage, on Saturday 18th May at locations nationwide
  • Jodie Kidd, Animal Welfare Activist and TV personality, joins the annual event to help raise thousands for animal charities across the country
  • Dachshunds unite to raise vital funds for animal welfare with ‘The Largest Dachshund Dog Walk’ GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title at Marble Hill House.

Taking place at Marble Hill House, London, the record attempt is a brand-new element of Agria’s annual charitable Dog Walk and requires a minimum attendance of 250 Dachshunds to set the new record. Supporting the event and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title attempt, animal welfare activist and TV personality Jodie Kidd is calling for owners of Dachshund dogs to join her and her dog, Sausage, by bringing their precious pups along to help smash the record in the name of animal welfare. 

But it’s not just a Dachshund affair! Occurring at three sites across the country, British dog owners and their canine companions of all breeds are invited to join thousands of dogs and their families across Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden, in putting their best paw forward to raise vital funds for animal rescues, including Dachshund Rescue UK, Poodle Network and Beagle Welfare.

Those attending the event can take part in a leisurely walk on Saturday 18th May at their closest official Dog Walk site, choosing from Marble Hill House in Twickenham, Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire and Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland. In partnership with English Heritage’s Dog-Friendly Days Out and supported by The Kennel Club, the event is set to be a great day full of family-friendly fun. Dogs walking at the many other dog-friendly English Heritage locations across the country will also generate a donation for dog rescue. Find your nearest one here!

And for those who can’t make it to an English Heritage site at all – the Agria Dog Walk is also a virtual event. Those walking in their local areas will trigger a donation simply by posting a photo of their dog and tagging Agria Pet Insurance, with the hashtag #AgriaDogWalk2024.

Tom Gannagé-Stewart, Head of Corporate Partnerships and Sponsorship, English Heritage, says: “English Heritage is thrilled to welcome the Agria Dog Walk for the second year in a row and deliver another fantastic event at three of our historic sites. Being part of such a significant effort to raise money for dog rescue means a lot to us as an organisation, and our partnership with Agria Pet Insurance helps us continue our vital work as an independent charity, and raise awareness of the 150+ dog-friendly historic sites in our care.” 

As PETA continues to report that 100,000 dogs are estimated to be homeless in the UK1, Agria, one of the world’s leading animal insurers, is set to donate £5* for every dog that walks the walk around the beautiful British countryside, to help support dogs in need.

Vicki Wentworth, CEO at Agria Pet Insurance, says: “We’re so excited about this year’s event – especially as we attempt a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title! Through our close work in the rehoming sector, we see every day how increasingly tough it is for animal rescues, so raising money for them with the Agria Dog Walk means the world to us. 

“Last year 1,500 dogs and their families took part, generating donations of over £18,500 to help care for animals abandoned due to no fault of their own. Every dog who participates makes a difference, and we can’t wait to see them all take part on 18 May!”

Entry to Marble Hill House is free. Visit agriapet.co.uk/agria-dog-walk for information on how to pre-book your tickets at Belsay or Kenilworth, and access exclusive discount codes for 25% off the entry fee. Taking part is free for existing English Heritage members – just turn up and join in!

UPDATE

We now hold the Guinness World Record for the Largest Dachshund Walk.

ENDS

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Contact the GOLD79 team at agria@gold79.co.uk

References

PETA, Animal Homelessness: The Crisis and the Cure

About Agria Pet Insurance

Agria is one of the world’s leading animal insurers, specialising in small animal and equine insurance. Founded in Sweden over 130 years ago, Agria began underwriting policies in the UK in 2009 and is now a prominent part of the UK pet insurance sector.

In the UK, Agria works with over 50,000 vets, breeders and rehoming organisations, providing insurance for cats, dogs, and rabbits. Agria also administers pet insurance schemes for the leading small animal registration bodies, The Kennel Club, and the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF).

Agria has been awarded a Which? Best Buy for Dog Insurance and a Which? Best Buy for Cat Insurance for their Lifetime Premium insurance products, and are named top UK pet insurance provider by The Telegraph 2024.

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Shelley Harrison is Brand and Communications Manager at Agria Pet Insurance.

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