Beagle World Record Attempt


Imagine more than a 1200 beagles all arooing and sniffing like crazy and generally having a whale of a time.

Come join us for the Beagle World Record Attempt and help us hound the heck out of the previous record which was set in 2015 by 783 Yorkshire Terriers from Mexico City.

BAUWOW is proud to be one of the main sponsors together with GEM Engineering and KEN KNIGHT for this great event organised by Merseyside Beagle Club and loads of volunteers.

The day is going to be full of crazy fun, events and the organised walk.

There will be stalls, a large dog area where the dog show for Best Dog, Best Bitch and Best Rescue, kids area, and some food as well. There will be heaps of hilarious happenings for hounds and humans.

The event is an official attempt at the world record and as such there are a number of specific rules that must be adhered to for us to break the existing record.

So make sure you register your hound, check out the rules and come join 1000’s of Beagles being bonkers at this hilarious attempt of hound hilariousness.

The event is being run, staffed and organised by Sean Parkinson and an amazing bunch of volunteers, and all profits from the event will be split equally between Beagle Welfare and United to Care.


The event will be held at Capesthorne Hall, SK11 9JY, Cheshire (53°15’06″N 2°14’25″W) on 23rd of April 2017, SAVE THE DATE!!

Capesthorne Hall is situated approximately 5 miles West of Macclesfield in Cheshire, off of the A34 running from Manchester to Stoke on Trent.



10:00 Gates Open

10:00 to 12:30 Registration for the Official Walk

12:30 to 12:45 Getting ready for the Walk

13:00 Official Walk starts

13:00 to 14:00 Estimated duration of the Walk

14:30 Stewards and Witnesses to gather info in registration marquee

14:30 to 16:00 Dog Show Starts

16:00 Event Ends



On the day of the event you will be given the Official Registration Form that needs to be submitted on the day of the Beagle World Record Attempt. To save the organiser time, you can also download the official form here, fill-in and bring it along with you.


The Disclaimer is a legal requirement (for the safety of all our dogs) and a technical requirement to satisfy the Guinness World Records scrutineers. Only Beagle Registration Forms where both parts have been signed will be accepted.



Upon entrance to the event, if you haven’t downloaded it yet, you will be handed a registration form for each dog, which you will need to fill in and take to the registration marquee, along with your proof of breed document (either vaccination card, Kennel Club documents or microchip papers).

You will be given a coloured band with a number for each dog to attach to the dog’s collar. The coloured bands will dictate the order of participation of the walk.

At registration, you will also be given 2 tokens per dog, one green and one red, 1 to drop in the containers at the start of the walk and 1 to drop into the containers at the finish point.

These are very important for the counting process (please don’t misplace them as you will not be give more).


Entrance fee is £ 20 per family. Family is classified as all dogs must be from the same address.


– 2 adults, 3 kids, 2 dogs (same address) = £ 20

– 2 adults, 3 kids, 2 dogs in the same car but from different address = £ 40

– 1 adult, 1 dog = £ 20



Please read carefully:

  1. A proof of breed document is required, this could be either a vaccination card, Kennel Club document, microchip paper, vet registration etc..
  2. No other breeds can take part at the actual attempt
  3. All beagles must be over 1 year old to be counted in the record attempt
  4. One dog per person
  5. The walk will start at 13:00 and will go in coloured band order, which were given at the registration
  6. 100 dog/people per time with about 2 minutes’ gap in between
  7. People with the same colour will be gathered together according to the number on the band
  8. A bell will be rung to commence each start
  9. Before starting to walk drop the green token in the container
  10. Complete the walk
  11. At the end of the walk, drop the red token in the container
  12. Dogs MUST remain on lead at all times

The tokens are extremely important for the success of the attempt as they will be considered as the official count, so please pay attention to them!


Like all other, this is an ON-LEAD event and everyone is responsible for their own dogs at all times.

There will be a dog show for fun in the afternoon to proclaim Best Dog, Best Bitch, Best Rescue. The participation is £ 3.

If you would like a rest from being on your feet all day, please bring folding chairs or a blanket to sit on.

There will be food and drinks wagon on site, but feel free to bring a picnic. There will also be portaloo’s on site as well as a few stalls and stuff to have a look round.

The off lead area will be 15 x 15 m, you will still be responsible for your own dogs. The kids zone is a NO DOG area, but we will put an area next to the zone where you can watch your kids and hold your dog on lead.  This is for the safety of children and dogs.

We suggest taking cash with you as there are no card facilities on site.

Please display a yellow ribbon/collar/lead/harness for dogs that have any problems (food allergies, nervous etc…)

Cars are parked at their owners’ risk.



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  1. Hi there, I am a bit late or very late, I didn’t get around to print yet the certificate for the Beagle World Record, on the 22/04/2018.
    I’ve been try to use the link without success. Could you please help me?
    Many thanks

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