Border Collie Fun Day Guinness World Record Attempt 2013
Do you get impressed when you see a person walking three or four majestic canines down the road? How about a small group of dogs playing together? Maybe you have witnessed an occasional dog show that places couple of dozen dogs together for an obedience presentation. When the count of dogs in one place begins to hit double digits it’s always somewhat awe inspiring (at least for me). Especially so if all the dogs are of the same breed.
Well now imagine 100 Border Collies all in one area? Such an event had been done in the past . It has been an official Guinness World Record – until yesterday.
On Saturday 27th of April 2013, I had the privilege to attend an event organised by Dr Katrina and her amazing Wonder Dogs, that set out to break the record. In the beginning the aim has been to get anywhere close to the figure, perhaps break the record by a single dog.
Well the event went viral and seemed to spread across the internet like a whirlwind. Soon on the official event Facebook page people began saying that they will be driving up from other states to partake in the attempt. There was even a Western Australia family or two coming East(event took place in Sydney).
So how did it go?
THE RECORD GOT SMASHED! Katrina Facebooked that the count reached 503 Border Collies. Mind you some dogs had to be disqualified due to being uncomfortable around so many other dogs. This jaw dropping number was attained with the help of Katrina herself, the local dog training club, helpful dog owners, obedient doggies and the great attitude of the public.
Here are some photos of the event.