Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 11:30

The Eden Project’s second annual Dogs’ Day Out on Sunday (March 8) proved a big hit with pets and their owners.

Several hundred dogs – and a well-drilled pack of ducks – flocked to the arena outside the Biomes for a fun day full of canine capers.

The day led off with police dog and search and rescue dog displays, followed by a Fun Dog show.

Best in show winner was Archie, a goldendoodle pup shown by owners Alice and Jamie Westbrook.

A big hit with visitors were the Quack Pack of Indian Runner ducks led by farmer and expert sheepdog handler Meirion Owen and dog Sam.

Meirion started sheepdog trialling at the age of nine and has since gone on to win many trials including the Welsh National Sheepdog Championship. He also captained the Welsh team at the International Sheep Dog Trials. He appears regularly on TV and has been on three series of the very popular BBC programme 'One Man and His Dog.'

Eden was also visited by several organisations, including Paws for Cake treats, and Pets As Therapy, a national charity that provides therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes.

Chris Pritchard, Eden’s Interpretation Production Manager, said:  “Dogs’ Day Out is now really well established on the Eden calendar.

“It was great to see hundreds of happy dogs and their owners. We are really grateful to all the organisations who came in to support such a fun and educational event.  They put a wag in the tail of a great day out.”