Saturday 18 November 2017

Chihuahuas fail to set new record

People raise their costumed chihuahuas during the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua parade in Kansas City (AP)
People raise their costumed chihuahuas during the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua parade in Kansas City (AP)

Hundreds of tiny dogs dressed up like tacos, ballerinas and a variety of other things fell short of setting a world record, but organisers say they are encouraged by the turnout for the inaugural Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua parade.

Organiser Mark Valentine said about 500 dogs, most of them chihuahuas, showed up in costume for the parade in Kansas City, Missouri.

That is a few hundred short of the goal of 700, which would have been a record.

Shortly after 11am, owners of the chihuahuas lifted their pets into the air, creating a sea of miniature heads draped in sombreros, cowboy hats and bows.

Participants then lined up and participated in a slow-moving procession along a pavement, as dozens of people watched the colourful animals strut past.

Press Association

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