A pack of rare pooches made history at the fifth annual Fun Dog Show at Dumfries House.

The group of Braque du Bourbonnais – of which there are only 66 in the UK – took part in the first dog walk of its kind in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records.

The family-friendly event, in support of Saints Sled Dog Rescue in Glasgow, saw local canines and their owners take part in a series of light-hearted show categories including Cutest Puppy, Waggiest Tail, Best Sausage Catcher, Best Costume and Best Trick.

Dumfries House’s Louise McClounie, who organised the event, said: “This is the fifth year we’ve held a dog show and we always strive to make it as fun as possible for the dogs, their owners and all those who come along to watch. This year, we decided to donate proceeds from the event to Saints Sled Dog Rescue in Glasgow and were delighted that the event was such a success.”

Quest, a lurcher puppy, was named Best In Show after impressing the judges and, for her efforts, took home a 20kg bag of Pro-giant dog food from Husse and the chance to have her portrait drawn by Ayr artist John Fisher. The portrait will be presented to Quest and her owner Caitlin Lewis at Dumfries House next month.

Caitlin said: “We are very happy Quest has won, she’s a lovely dog. We love her.”