Thousands of dogs to attempt the world’s biggest “stay”

Last year's agility festival
Last year's agility festival
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Thousands of dogs will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous dog “stay”.

More than 2,000 dogs will be taking part in the Kennel Club’s international agility festival at Rockingham Castle where the record-breaking bid will be held.

The current record for dogs obeying the command, based on them “staying” successfully for two minutes, is 627.

The test of obedience will take place on Friday (August 9) at 5pm and there will be practice runs taking place during the day.

Now in its ninth year, the international agility festival, supported by CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, takes place from Friday until Sunday (August 11) at the castle.

With more international entries than ever before, this year’s event will include an impressive array of talented competition from all over the world.

Spectators can look forward to seeing around 2,500 dogs jumping, weaving and racing their way through a variety of courses in one of the 16 agility rings that will be set up for the weekend.