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PHOTOS: Cornwall sets a new sausage dogs record

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:04am 25th March 2018. (Updated at 9:06am 26th March 2018)

How many sausage dogs can you fit on one beach? 601 it would seem!

Cornwall has set a new record for the largest number of sausage dogs in one place.

The Cornwall Dachshund Walkers issued a string of appeals to help them take the title at Perranporth.

Hundreds gathered for the event on Sunday afternoon, which was also raising money for charity.

Wales recently saw 500 on a beach and it was rumoured 1,000 were spotted in one place in London.

However, with almost 1,000 members on the Cornwall group's Facebook page, and owners typically owning upwards of three dogs, the organisers were right to be optimistic.

Speaking before the attempt, Pixie said: "The Welsh last year had 500 on their beach and we thought this year we could definitely beat it.

"The response has been amazing and we have got people coming from as far as Nottingham and Derbyshire - even Wales as well.

"They'll obviously be flying their Welsh flag on the beach but they're coming down to show their support. The response has been absolutely amazing".

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Organisers were also raising funds for dachshunds which suffer from Intervertebral Disc Disease or IVDD.

It is a spinal condition which isn't isolated to the sausage dogs, but they are more susceptible and it can lead to paralysis.

Pixie says one in four in the breed are affected, which is why it is so common to see the dogs on wheels or in strollers.

Having recently rehomed a dog suffering from the same condition, Pixie says it is crucial that people are aware of the risks.

She said: "It's mainly the awareness. People think they're cute dogs, and they are, but people don't realise they can come with some serious health issues if they are not looked after properly".

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Posting on Facebook, Oscar Pet Foods Mid-Cornwall said: "Thank you to the organisers of Cornwall Dachshund Walkers Sausage Fest On The Beach for inviting us to such a great event today.

"It was lovely to meet so many wonderful dogs and their owners and WELL DONE on the new record!

"Last we heard the count was 601 dachshunds onthebeach - amazing!"

You can see photos from the big day and read more about the event by joining the Facebook page.

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