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In pictures: Battersea's Muddy Dog Challenge in Windsor Great Park

Emma Billingham

Emma Billingham

Barking mad dogs and their owners took on Windsor’s first Muddy Dog Challenge obstacle course in the grounds of Windsor Great Park.

The event, organised by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, which has a rescue and re-homing centre in Priest Hill, Old Windsor, saw more than 400 participants brave the 5km obstacle course on Saturday.

Each dog owner who took part had to raise a minimum of £100 for the charity, helping towards its overall running costs of £70 million a year to help care for rescued dogs and cats.

Debbie Chapman, public relations manager for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, said: “This is our first muddy challenge in Windsor. We launched the event last year in London and want to make this an annual event. 

“It’s nice to do it here as it’s a popular place for people to walk their dogs anyway and it’s a great event for dog lovers.

“The obstacles include balance beams, tunnels and going through the mud.”

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