Dogs dash for a dip as Sidmouth beach reopens to canine community

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1985. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1985. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

It was an invasion of the four-legged kind to mark the end of the annual ban of dogs on beaches.

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1981. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1981. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Jennifer Jennings-Wright, of Toto's of Sidmouth, organised a 'doggy dash' on October 1 to celebrate the first day pets could go back on the beach.

Her pet Toto was joined by more than 20 dogs for the paw-fect playdate.

Standing the tallest of the pack was eight month old Irish wolfhound Pilot, which can grow up to 35 inches tall.

At the other end of the scale was Maisie, the toy poodle and shih tzu cross.

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1975. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1975. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant


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Mrs Jennings-Wright said: "Toto has been counting the days down until he can come on the beach again and October 1 is dogs back on the beach day. We thought we would organise a little soirée with a lot of the local dogs so we could all come down and feel the sand on their paws again.

"It's great. Most dogs do get along, they are pack animals. They just love having a good run around on the sand and having a really good time, it's a joyous thing to see. Dogs are full of joy.

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1973. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1973. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1971. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1971. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1969. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1965. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1965. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1963. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1963. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1960. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1960. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1959. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1959. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1957. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1957. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1954. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1954. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1949. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1949. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1945. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1945. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1940. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1940. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1937. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1935. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1935. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1931. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1927. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1928. Picture: Terry Ife

Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1928. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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Jennifer Jennings- Wright with Toto at the Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1924. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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Doggy Dash on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 40 19TI 1918. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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