CULZEAN CASTLE hosted a ‘pawsome’ weekend last week as the National Trust for Scotland hosted its annual Dog Jamboree.

Owners brought their four-legged friends out over August 10 and 11, to the castle grounds.

Despite the wet conditions, dog lovers and their furry friends enjoyed the ‘pawfect’ day out from watersports to agility courses and a ‘doggy dash’ to find the fastest pups.

Making a big splash, K9 Aqua Sports hosted watersports competitions for dogs of all sizes and for pampered pooches, there was a dog show with prizes up for grabs across nine categories.

K9 Aqua Sports travel up and down the country, holding spectacular canine events called dock-diving. The aquatic sport is often described as the long-jump for dogs, and essentially a distance competition where dogs battle it out to see who can jump the furthest before plunging into a pool of water.

Robert Kemeny, owner of K9 Aqua Sports, said: “The event at Culzean Castle was well-attended, despite the rainy weather and a really great day.

“The National Trust for Scotland cares for lots of dog-friendly places across Scotland and it’s fantastic that they can host events like the Culzean Dog Jamboree. We’re seeing more and more people showing interest in watersports for their dogs across the country - certain breeds really thrive in the water and it’s a brilliant chance to let them have a splash.”