GALLERY: Sausage dog picnic takes over Christchurch Park

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Picture: Sarah Luc

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Nearly 100 sausage dogs and their owners descended on Christchurch Park for a fundraising picnic this Saturday. 

Kitty Brandon, the owner of Eevee, a sausage dog who has amassed 26,000 followers on Instagram, organised the Sausage Dog Picnic to raise money for The Dogs Squad charity. 

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Organiser Kitty Bra

Organiser Kitty Brandon with her dog Eevee. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

She said: “I wanted to do something to get all the sausage dogs from Suffolk together. 

“I thought a picnic could be a good idea to raise some money for the organisation that offers doggy day care and helps people with learning disabilities and autism.” 

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Picture: Sarah Luc

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Picture: Sarah Luc

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Last year’s Sausage Dog Picnic raised £500 and was visited by 70 sausage dogs and more than 160 people.  

Ms Brandon said her aim was to beat the record that she already held. 

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Rainna Waldron with

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Rainna Waldron with Brody - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The ‘mum’ of 2.5-year-old miniature dachshund Eevee said this year's picnic had raised more than £1,000.

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Picture: Sarah Luc

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Sausage dogs enjoying the photo booth at the picnic. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Sausage dogs enjoying the photo booth at the picnic - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Olivia with her do

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Olivia with her dog Wilfred - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

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At the picnic, the pooches were able to try doggy treats ranging from dog ice cream to dog wine. 

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Picture: Sarah Luc

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

There were also games and a photo station for dogs and their owners, as well as an afternoon tea.  

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners. Picture: Sarah Luc

Sausage dogs enjoyed a fun packed picnic in Christchurch Park with their owners - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown