HUNGRY hounds scoffed down steak cakes at the first ever Great Barking Bake-Off at Buscot Park near Faringdon.

Daft dog owners competed to create the most cleverest canine treat in the competition on Sunday.

The event was devised and hosted by the Forever Hounds Trust as part of a 20th birthday afternoon tea party at the stately home.

Fundraising co-ordinator Claire Gambrell said the dogs were certainly keen to help with the judging.

She added: "They were definitely be enthusiastic about it although possibly less refined than Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry."

Buscot Park is the home of the charity's Honorary Friend, Lord Faringdon.

Other attractions on Sunday afternoon included an auction, raffle, market stalls and plenty of tea and cake.

The Forever Hounds Trust rescues and homes greyhounds and lurchers.

The charity says about 4,700 greyhounds, and an unknown number of lurchers, are at risk of mistreatment or being put to sleep each year due to a lack of homes for them.

An estimated 9,000 greyhounds are retired each year, with only enough rescue places for 4,300.

The trust offer a support package to new owners, with guidance and support on everything from behaviour to health for the lifetime of the dog.