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Dogs' Day Out Glamis

We're so excited to launch the second edition of our Dogs' Day Out event at Glamis Castle. Here's all you need to know about this summer's event.

This year's show is on Sunday 30th July 2017, from 10am - 4pm.

The event is being held at the stunning Glamis Castle in Scotland, winner of the best attraction award for the UK 2015.

Check out our Facebook events page for up to date information.

How to get there
Glamis Castle is to the north of Dundee can be easily accessed from all major towns and cities.

For Satellite Systems and Route Finder the post code is DD8 1RJ

By Road

Aberdeen - A90, A94, 50 miles
Dundee - A90, A94, 12 miles
Perth - A94, 28 miles
St. Andrews - A919, A92, 28 miles
Edinburgh - M90, A94, 81 miles
Glasgow - M8, A9, A94 84 miles

Dundee Train Station is situated 12 miles from Glamis. Public bus services depart from the Seagate bus station in Dundee to Forfar. A connecting bus service is available from Forfar to Glamis.

Dundee/Forfar Bus Timetables

How much is it?
Car parking is £4.00 per vehicle. Admission to the show is free of charge. The have-a-go activities are £1 per dog per go payable in the ring. The dog show is also £1, payable in the ring and no registration is required. Participation in the world record attempt is £3.00 per dog – please see further information on this below

What should I bring?
In previous years at Dogs' Day Out, we've had soggy showers and blazing hot sunshine! Dress accordingly for the weather and make sure you have plenty of fluids to keep you and your dog hydrated.

Dog Show

Head Judge = Lynne Davies from BBC TV “Dog Borstal”

ALL entries will be pay as you enter the ring - £1 per dog

No registration needed

Class 1   13.10     Best Dressed Tartan Team         

  • Best turned out & most appropriately attired dog & handler wearing tartan.
  • The dog must be in its natural state with no dying, colouring etc
  • Open to all dogs

Class 2   13.30     Golden Oldies                                  

  • Judged on condition & fitness for age & type
  • Open to all dogs aged 8 years or over


Class 3   13.50     Shining Examples                            

  • Judged on condition & fitness
  • Open to all dogs aged 12 months or over


Class 4   14.10     Perfect Pups                                     

  • Judged on condition & character
  • Open to all vaccinated puppies aged between 14 weeks & 12 months


Class 5   14.30     Lovely Ladies                                    

  • Judged on condition & character
  • Open to all female dogs over 12 months old


Class 6   14.50     Dashing Dogs                                    

  • Judged on condition & character
  • Open to all male dogs over 12 months old


Class 7   15.10     A Bit of Ruff!                                     

  • Judged on condition, character & appearance
  • Open to all wonky, scruffy or otherwise challenged dogs


Class 8   15.30     Lynne’s Choice                                 

  • Open to any dog which has not won a rosette in classes 1-7
  • Judge’s own rules will apply

Class 9  15.50     Best in Show                                     

  • Open to the winners of classes (1-8 only)


World Record Attempt

This year we will be attempting to make history by breaking the Guinness World RecordsTM  Title for the Most Dogs Wearing Bandanas. The current record is 764 and we are hoping to beat this. To enter your dog, visit: http://burnspet.co.uk/dogs-day-out-at-glamis-2017-world-record-attempt.html

World Record Attempt Housekeeping

-Dogs must be at least 1 year old, healthy and fit on the day of the show. This is specified in the Guinness record attempt guidelines.

-Any dog which, in the opinion of the veterinary team, is not old enough or fit enough to participate will fail verification

-All entries will be verified by veterinary staff before the attempt.

-The record attempt will take place at approximately 12.45

-The Verification Tent will be by the main arena and open from 10:00 am until 12.30

-When you arrive at the show, please take your dog(s) and their registration forms straight to the Verification Tent so we can process your entry.

-Dogs which have not completed the verification process on the day will not be able to take part in the attempt.

There will be a variety of great displays to see in the main arena - more info to follow.

Guest Appearances

We have Scotland's Ambassadog, Golden George the Retriever joining us. George will be leading the breed parade at 11am.

Have a go activities
The have-a-go activities run all day, with the prize giving in the main arena after the dog show. Admission will be £1 per go, payable in the ring. No booking is necessary. 

  • Fastest Recall
  • Fundog Scurry
  • Sausage Catching Challenge
  • Agility

Main Arena Demos

11.00     Parade of Pedigree Breeds           - Limited to breeds with stands only

11.20     SARDA display                                   SARDA Scotland

11.35     Ore Country Terriers                      Terrier racing display followed by the opportunity to have-a-go with your own dogs            https://www.facebook.com/orecountryterriers/

13.10     Fun Dog Show with Lynne Davies

There's a wide range of stands to visit where you can learn about various animal organisations, charities and purchase pet-themed products. There's also fun attractions for children and plenty of refreshments stands. 

Kidd Veterinary Services of Forfar -https://www.facebook.com/Kidd-Veterinary-Surgeons-250395711801821/?hc_location=ufi

First Aid
British Red Cross

Photography and Social Media
Our photographers will be out in force to capture all the action. Feel free to share your own photos and updates with us as follows:

Hashtag: #DogsDayGlamis

To give you an idea of what to expect this July, why not take a look at our photos from 2016 on our Facebook page?