Dogs and their owners are sought for a day of canine related, charity supporting activities.

On October 14 pooches will set off from Church End in Little Hadham as part of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance’s Autumn Heli Hounds event.

After the 3km walk, dogs can compete in a range of classes including terrier and hound, gundog, and toy and utility.

There will also be novelty classes ranking the best puppy, best veteran, best rescue and fancy dress.

TV dog behaviourist Dima Yeremenko, who has worked with the likes of Paul O’Grady and Noel Fitzpatrick, will be doing demonstrations and giving out training tips.

Fay Boissieux, the charity's events manager, said: “We know how much our dog-owning supporters love our Heli Hounds events, so we have been working hard to make sure this Autumn’s event will be better than ever.

“As well as a brand new route to enjoy, there will be lots of attractions and activities to keep you and your dog entertained. Whether you have got a young pedigree or an ageing mongrel, there will be something for everyone.

“We are really grateful to our headline sponsor Fin & Fur and our event sponsors Bishop’s Stortford Veterinary Hospital and David Watson Transport for helping to make the event a success”

The cost of registering for the walk is £5 per dog and each dog show class £1.50.

Registrations for the event are now open at or by calling 0345 2417 690.

The first 200 dogs to register will receive a free dog bandana.