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Beagle Bonanza, where the beagles roam free!

By March 8, 2017September 22nd, 201819 Comments

Saturday 4th March was Beagle Bonanza day at Elmtree Canine Country Club. A pack of 56 beagles answered the call and enjoyed a wonderful time roaming free and taking part to some great doggie activities! Have a sneak peek of the event in this blog post and pencil in the date for the next Beagle Bonanza!

Enyoing a Beagle day out

Elmtree Canine Country Club is a little gem in Crews Hill, Enfield. With fenced play areas, an agility outdoor course, five acres of enclosed woodland, splash pools and an indoor facility, it looks like a place where many dog’s dreams come true.

Apart from their usual dog training activities, the Elmtree Training & Education Centre organises a few fun dog events, the most popular of which is the Beagle Bonanza!

Saturday 4th March’s edition of the Bonanza was a howling success! Starting in the fully enclosed woodland, the pack of 56 overjoyed Beagles participating to the event had a proper blast.

They could roam free, running with their Beagle friends and, to their fine noses’ satisfaction, also track down loads of hidden bone biscuits! Many of the treats were hanging from low tree branches and the Beagles found cunning ways to get at them.

Anywhere you looked you could see a hound running or diving in piles of dry leaves, climbing on logs, chasing other Beagles, howling or greeting the latest arrivals. Truly a Beagle’s heaven!

The second part of the Bonanza took place in one of the fenced lawn play areas and involved a fastest recall class and another treats hunt: the Beagles could make use of their fine sense of smell and get pieces of sausage scattered in a pool full of empty bottles. Treats were literally hoovered and bottles stolen and taken for a lovely trophy-run!

The event was also the occasion for a lovely family day out, with children and people of all ages.

About the Beagle Bonanza

The Beagle Bonanza has been running at Elmtree Canine Country Club for two years with almost monthly cadence, following the great success of its first edition – which was inspired to Buddy the Beagle, an escape artist who had been training at the Centre for a while -. Part of the profits from the event go to dog charity Cyprus Beagles (£2 of the £5 entrance fee), so by participating you also do good to less lucky hounds!

The Bonanza is very popular and there is normally a great turnout of canine friends. “With such a large number of them together the event can get very noisy, because once one of them starts the infamous Beagle howl they all do. We have also witnessed break ins to our agility area and food being stolen left right and centre, you can’t expect anything to be sacred around Beagles, but that’s why we love them!” said Danielle from Elmtree.

Why a Beagle Bonanza

Beagles are renowned for doing runners when they are off lead, due to their keen sense of smell, and, once a Beagle’s nose gets working, it is almost always impossible for owners to refocus their attention, explained Danielle. For this reason Elmtree Training & Education Centre thought to provide Beagles and their owners a safe place to not only let their Beagle off lead but also to socialise to their hearts content.

“People love being able to let their Beagles off lead and knowing they are safe and we love providing that for them. They also love coming to meet other Beagle owners as well as the fact the event always gives money to charity” added Danielle.

Next dates of the Beagle Bonanza

Head to the Dog Events Calendar page to learn about the date of the next Beagle Bonanza edition. Do you want to receive this information directly in your Facebook feeds? Like our Facebook page to receive all updates: we publish weekly round-ups of upcoming dog events, including the Beagle Bonanza!

Find more pictures from the Beagle Bonanza on Facebook.

©2017 The Londog


  • Rebecca says:

    Please make beagle bonanza monthly!!!! We missed out on both and I can’t see another one scheduled for the future 🙁 if you could let me know a planned date I would be so grateful!!!

  • Ciara says:

    Please can you tell me when the next Beagle Bonanza date is ? We have only just been told about this.

  • Vicki says:

    Please can u confirm beagle bonanza is on this Saturday and what times it’s to and from and how much and whether we need to book or not thank you. Mr and Mrs Butler

    • The Londog says:

      Hi Vicki,
      yes, the Beagle Bonanza is on Sat 6th January 12.30-2.30pm and you don’t need to book. You can find directions and more info in the Dog Events Calendar you can access from the menu button on the top right of the page.
      Best wishes,

  • Becky says:

    No plans for bassets to join?
    Best wishes

    • The Londog says:

      Hi Becky,
      many thanks for your comment. While this is just for Beagles, they have held a Springer Spectacular in the Summer and a Pug Party, but I am unaware of Basset Hounds events. Good to put this foward though! 🙂 I will mention it next time I speak with the organisers.
      Best wishes, Cristina

  • Annemarie says:

    Hi there. Do you know when the next beagle bonanza is??

    • The Londog says:

      Hi Annemarie, thank you for your note! If you head over to the Dog Events Calendar there is where you can find all the next events dates, including the Beagle Bonanza. The next edition should be held on 3rd March.
      Best wishes,

  • Clare says:

    Hi, is there going to be a mother beagle bonanza after April? We have just heard about it but can’t make the date and can’t see any future ones in the calandar….

    • The Londog says:

      Hi Clare!
      Thank you for your comment. Sure! The Beagle Bonanza is monthly, so there will be another date in May for sure, we will add the date to the calendar as soon as it is confirmed.
      Best wishes,

  • Gwyneth Joan O`Neill says:

    Hi, I’m not from the London area, but from Wirral/Cheshire and I have a beagle who is 4 years old, but he needs more exercise as he is putting on weight and as we are getting on in years and live on a main road, we never have him off the lead. Do you know of anywhere in our area where we can take him to a fenced off area where he can run free? We have been told there is one in the Wirral/Cheshire area that was seen on Facebook(I’m not on Facebook) but that’s all I know. I have searched the internet and even rang Wirral and Cheshire Councils but to no avail. Can you help in anyway? Many thanks for reading my email. Gwyneth Oneill

    • The Londog says:

      Hi Gwyneth,
      Many thanks for your message. Sorry to hear that you are having so much trouble to find a suitable enclosed space. I would recommend the website Dog Walking Fields (, they list enclosed dog parks in all the UK, so you may be able to find some suitable area through their website. I hope this is of help!
      Good luck with your search, I hope you find one!
      Best wishes

  • Louise says:

    Hi, I tried coming to the beagle bonanza last month but was unable to find it. We drove to the address Theobalds Park Estate, Waltham Cross Herts EN2 9DY United Kingdom. Unfortunately this is some country club for people, we ended up missing out, super disappointed. I would love to try again today. What is the correct address please?

    • The Londog says:

      Hi Louise, sorry just saw this. The address is the correct one, but you are right it is really hard to find. If you come from Crews Hill station, you drive until the road turns right, but you take a private road on the left instead, then it is basically all straight and you will pass under the M25 bridge: right after, on the left hand-side there is the entrance to Elmtree.
      These are the directions from them that we normally add to the Dog Event Calendar listing:
      “Directions from Enfield:
      Turn right onto Burnt Farm Ride at Jollyes Pet Store in Crews Hill, Enfield. Then follow the road until you come under the M25 bridge. As you come under the bridge the training centre is just on the left. Please note: there is no access from Jones Road, Cuffley.”

      I hope this is of help. In case you get lost again, try and give them a call. I am sure they will be able to give you further directions.

      Good luck!

  • David says:

    Can you confirm the next beagle bonanza please? Just heard about it and my beagle would absolutely love it.

    • The Londog says:

      Hi David,
      Wonderful, I am sure you will enjoy it a lot! The new date is not confirmed yet, but it is normally on the first Saturday of the month. I will add it to the Dog Events Calendar as soon as it is confirmed!
      Best wishes,

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