Bulldogs parade through Mexico City in hopes of world record

Almost 1,000 English Bulldogs are walking through Mexico City with the goal of setting a new world record.

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - You can call it the March of the English Bulldogs, and they're marching through the heart of Mexico City, hoping to set a world record.

"We had more than 951 attendees here at the Monument of the Revolution with their dogs. The requirement for the Guinness Record was that they be English Bulldogs, older than one year, and that's what we did," said event organiser Erick Hernandez.

These canines came from across the country, leading their owners by the leash. And demanding a water break for a brief cool down. Together the owners doled out their puppy love for man and woman's best friends.

"It's an incredible breed. A lot of people think they are aggressive but it is a very noble and tender breed," said Ms Ana Belen Noriega, a bulldog owner.

Data from the event will be sent to the Guinness organisation for official certification of the record, but for now it looks like they've had and enjoyed their day in the sun.