Record breaking Great North Dog Walk 2013

They say every dog has its day and that was certainly the case this weekend. Thousands of canine companions descended on South Shields' coastline for the biggest dog walk in the world.

The event, which raises money for animal charities is in its 23rd year. It won the Guinness World Record for the biggest in the world last year and organisers are confident they will retain the crown.

Watch Vanessa Baffoe's report here: