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PHOTOS: Truro hosts Christmas sausage dog parade

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Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:01am 23rd December 2018. (Updated at 12:54pm 23rd December 2018)

Calling all dog owners for a Christmas sausage dog parade right here in Cornwall!

Anyone who has a dachshund is being invited to come and join in with the festive fun in Truro.

The Cornwall Dachshund Walkers were due to meet at 2pm on Lemon Quay on Sunday 23rd of December.

However the walk down to Boscawen Park near Malpas has been postponed until next weekend because of the rain.

Posting on the Facebook page, Pixie Davis said group member Pauline would still be out this Sunday for owners wanting to brave the weather.

“Really sorry, walk is cancelled for one week. Weather is dire at 2pm and we won’t see many coming out in that. Pauline will still go if anyone wants to go in the rain. Really sorry”.

Pixie Davis

The festive parade event is to be held by the same people who organised the dachshund world record attempt back in March.

601 sausage dogs all gathered on Perranporth beach - meaning Cornwall took the title for most dachshunds in one place.

Unfortunately, the world record was broken a few weeks later after 1,239 little sausage dogs reportedly gathered in Manchester.

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"We are just asking all dachshund owners to bring their dogs dressed in festive gear, jumpers, lights, whatever they want really.

"It's just a chance to get together again, we've had lots of people asking when we are going to have our next event.

"And we thought this would bring a smile to shoppers.

"In March we had the world record for the most dachshund on the beach.

"We didn't think we'd have that amount of people come out to watch us in March, it was just phenomenal the amount of people who came."

Pixie Davis, Cornwall Dachshund Walkers

Organisers have 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.

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