The first ever ‘Dog City Festival’ was held in Edmonton this weekend, as doggy-lovers from around the city gathered to listen to music, enjoy local beers and foods, and to simply celebrate dogs! While they were at it, they also broke a world record.\nThe event, which took place at the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre, also featured a number of activities that are not particularly common at human-only festivals. Things-to-do included dog and owner look-alike contests, pet massages, a best-dressed dog contest, and a flying disc dog show.\nThe one-day-only festival ran all day on Saturday, from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM, and also featured some standard-festival aspects, such as a variety of live music and delicious food stands. These included food by Northern Chicken, Prairie Catering and Sandwich & Sons, and it’s pretty likely the dogs at the event managed to get a taste of all the goodies on offer!\nIf this was not cool enough already, festival attendees also managed to break an official world record for the largest-ever doga (dog-yoga) class! In a class led by Sit Stay Squat, more than 400 people and their pups laid out on the grass for some light-exercise, beating the previous Guinness World Record of just 270 ‘doga’ participants.\nRona Fraser, the festival producer, said they were ‘overwhelmed’ by the number of humans and dogs that gathered to crush the record.\nShe said, "It's the combination of just yoga being such a good, feel-good sport and doing it with your dog, something that you can include them in is just fun—and funny."\nA sunny Friday finally!! Gus wishes you all a wonderful weekend. In Edmonton we going to be eating, 🍻, enjoying music & #doga at @dog_festival @ChampionPetfood https://t.co/lpLVXyAoHd #yeg pic.twitter.com/mcVH0WTB5H— VANIA LING (@vaniaLing_) July 12, 2019\nSam is getting ready for the Edmonton Dog City Festival on Saturday July 13 #dogyoga @dog_festival pic.twitter.com/gSdbIuGVIQ— Sam (@pickupmypoo) July 3, 2019\nDog City Festival has started with a beautiful weather! So many happy faces😊 It’s ends at 8pm today, so you still have lots time to stop by! Wellspring Edmonton Ukulele band will be playing on stage at 5 pm❤️#yeg #dogcityfestyeg #event #fundraiser #doga #edmonton #cancer pic.twitter.com/GKxwTnuuXR— Wellspring Edmonton (@wellspringedm) July 13, 2019\nIf you’re wondering how on earth it is possible to do yoga with hundreds of dogs running around, Fraser says it is simple. Speaking prior to the event, she said: “People will be doing a yoga flow and luring their dogs with treats over, under and around the poses.”\nPeople who attended the event took to Twitter to share pictures of their pooches at the festival, and, naturally, they are pretty adorable!\nCould today have gotten any better?!? Sunshine, Craft Beer, Live Entertainment and Dogs!!! (Not to mention we broke a world record!) pic.twitter.com/bxO52ck56w— Michelle Fitzgerald (@Fitz_Michelle) July 14, 2019\nLe @dog_festival a battu le record de la plus grande classe de yoga avec chiens aujourd'hui à Edmonton, avec 408 animaux et leurs maîtres.Le record Guiness officiel est de 270 chiens. #rcab pic.twitter.com/BdXDB3ulFG— Mirna Djukic (@Mirna_Djukic) July 13, 2019\nDog City Festival has started with a beautiful weather! So many happy faces😊 It’s ends at 8pm today, so you still have lots time to stop by! Wellspring Edmonton Ukulele band will be playing on stage at 5 pm❤️#yeg #dogcityfestyeg #event #fundraiser #doga #edmonton #cancer pic.twitter.com/GKxwTnuuXR\n— Wellspring Edmonton (@wellspringedm) July 13, 2019\nDon’t tell my cats where I was today #DogCityYEG pic.twitter.com/uanXtkPjeG— Tarryn Koll (@tarrynkoll) July 13, 2019\nCan’t handle the amount of fluff visiting our booth at the Dog City Festival 🐶 pic.twitter.com/cNSjT7nFOj— Virgin Radio Edmonton (@VirginRadioYEG) July 13, 2019\nEven better, all proceeds from the doggy-festival will go towards Wellspring Edmonton, which is a support centre for cancer patients and their families.\nFor anybody feeling upset that they have missed out on this paw-some event, don’t worry! Dog City Festival will return to Edmonton in 2020. Time for a doggy road trip, anyone?