Dogs dash for a dip as Sidmouth beach reopens to canine community
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It was an invasion of the four-legged kind to mark the end of the annual ban of dogs on beaches.
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.
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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.
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