Costumed dogs to parade in Kansas City in Guinness record attempt

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 9:52 a.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A Kansas City promoter is hoping to break a Guinness world record by parading at least 700 costumed dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, down a city street on Cinco de Mayo.

Promoter Mark Valentine said the parade will introduce Chihuahuas to their cultural heritage while helping The Pet Connection, a no-kill shelter in Mission, Kan.

Parade participants will pay a $5 entry fee to benefit the shelter.

Valentine said the world record for most costumed dogs doesn't specify a breed, and that he thinks there will be more than enough entries to break it.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. May 5 in Kansas City's Crossroads Art District. All canine entrants must be leashed and in costume. Registrations will be accepted onsite.

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