A DOG’S Day Out at Traquair is back this weekend after an enforced two-year hiatus.
Throughout the day there will be plenty of events to watch and participate in with your canine companion.
Or you can just come and enjoy the fun.
A spokesperson said: “There will be displays of canine agility and the opportunity to try out with your dog on the wine glass lawn in front of the house.
“You can walk your dog and enjoy shaggy dog stories with John Nichol.
“On the avenue there will be a superb gun dog display with Mordor Gun Dogs, whose obedience levels have to be seen to be believed.
“There will also be a sheep dog demonstration and the Bow Wow Mini Circus returns for fun shows in the main courtyard.
“In the walled garden there will be a selection of dog-related stalls and charities with everything from designer dog coats to handmade treats and pooch accessories.
“New this year will be a delicious dog menu including dog ice cream from the Garden Café.”
But perhaps the highlight of the day will be the Companion Dog Show.
The spokesperson added: “No matter the shape, size and breed of your dog, you can enter classes such as ‘dog with the most waggling tail’, ‘dog with the most attractive eyes’ and “Bad Hair Day for Scruffiest Dog”.
“The most contested class is the ‘fastest sausage eater’ where the greediest dogs are first in class.
“The Daphne Memorial Cup will be awarded to the top dog in the show in memory of one of Traquair’s most beloved King Charles Spaniels.
“The event is sponsored by Burns Pet so that all dogs receive delicious treats upon arrival and can participate in a treasure trail through the maze.
“If you want to make the most of your visit, you can also visit the Traquair House itself and learn about its extraordinary history – a dog creche is offered this year in Cupid’s Garden by Top Dogs Walking Services.”
The event will take place on Sunday, July 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: £9 adults; £4.50 concessions and dogs are free (additional £3 / £1.50 house entry)