It was certainly an unusual sight, seeing about 30 or 40 of the same breed of dog all pottering around together, chewing sticks together, sniffing each others' bottoms, trying to hump each other, cocking legs up trees, snorting, breathing heavily and just generally hanging out having a great time with their mates and owners. Just like any other breed there was a Molly and a Poppy, a Harry and a George, a Nelson and, er, a Knut (the chap in the first photo!), among others.
I tried to count all the dogs, and think that there were about 30 or more at any one time. Apparently once summer comes the turn-out gets even better - so I'll have to return.
Lots of people walked through the park looking rather bemused, and asked me what was going on, or rather, what the occasion was (it was pretty obvious that it was a meeting of English Bulldogs!). I found the whole spectacle rather bizarre too, but would love to see the same type of event for English Cocker Spaniels - maybe it's something I should organise...
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