MORE than 300 pugs and French bulldogs took part in a doggie cafe in the heart of Southampton.

The Pug Café and Frenchie Café will be took part at Revolucion de Cuba on Above Bar Street on Sunday.

The cafe opened its doors for the first time in the city and welcomed the designer breeds into the cafe for a hour of doggie fun.

The travelling Pug Cafe is the UK’s most famous dog event and they have toured the entire UK taking their pop up café to cities including London, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow and more.

This was the first time the cafe had come to Southampton and organiser Anushka Fernando said that it had been one of their biggest events yet with 150 pugs and 150 Frenchies taking part.

Dogs were allowed off lead in the cafe and had the chance to play with and meet other pugs from in and around the city.

The event was also open to dog-lovers who attended the event without a furry friend.

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Anushka said: "We travel all over the UK putting on doggie cafes.

"Not only is this about the dogs but it is also about the people attending including families who have come with children who might not have a dog of their own.

"It gives them a chance to hang out with and play with some dogs for an hour."

She added: "We love Southampton, it's such a great city.

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"I used to study here at Southampton Solent University and so I know the city really well."

Both pug and Frenchie owners and dog lovers alike were able to share their love of the breed over pupuccinos, pupcakes, brunch and cocktails.

The event was breed specific meaning only pugs and Frenchies could take part in the cafe, and each breed had their own time slot.

Pugs were welcomed into the cafe at 11.15am, 1.45pm and 4.15pm, and Frenchies were welcomed at 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm.