Dogs at the start line
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Largest dog walk record attempt

9 June 2013 Last updated at 16:02 BST

Organisers are hopeful they've set a new world record today for the world's largest dog walk.

The Great North Dog Walk set off from South Shields on the North East coast this morning, with more than 23,000 dogs expected to complete the three mile course by the end of the day.

Hannah Bayman reports