Visitors to this year’s Royal Welsh Show will not be able to take their pet dogs with them because the show’s organisers took the decision to ban them.
In the past, dogs that had slipped their leash or been let off by irresponsible owners had run amok scaring livestock and even biting visitors.
Now only guide dogs for the blind will be admitted to the showground for the event,which takes place at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells from 21 to 24 July.
A spokesperson for the show says: “We regret having to introduce this restriction but it has become a necessary precaution measure.
“In some instances loose dogs caused chaos among the horse, cattle and sheep lines. There have also been instances when visitors have been bitten. We hope that dog owners will appreciate that the presence of uncontrolled dogs can be hazardous to animal health and to public safety.”