Canines compete in Dog Olympics at Brookmans Park's Royal Veterinary College

PUBLISHED: 12:43 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:43 17 July 2013

Jess Pruett and Poppy

Jess Pruett and Poppy


HURDLES and javelin competitions were just some of the events that pets took part in at the Dog Olympics in Brookmans Park.

Lauren and Katie Crawford with Glen Young and MegLauren and Katie Crawford with Glen Young and Meg

The second annual event took place at the Royal Veterinary College, in Hawkshead Lane, and saw more than 300 canines compete.

They took part in hurdles (jumping over straw bales), javelin (catching biscuits), showing and agility classes to raise money for the college.

Claire Mellis, fundraising officer for the Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust, who organised the event, said: “It was really good.

“It was really fun and we had lots of positive feedback and everyone seemed to have a nice day.”

Money raised will be used for the college hospital and to research treatments into animals cancers and diabetes.

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