576 Border Collies Paws for Epic Record-Breaking Fundraising Photo

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Border Collie Owners of South Australia hosted an event in Willaston Oval to collar a record while raising money for animal charities. 576 border collie dogs attended the record-setting photo. And they beat the record by 73 dogs! Although it is not an official record, since Guinness does not recognize specific breeds, it was a dream come true for the group.

Border collies are one of the most intelligent breeds. This breed thrives on mind stimulation and physical activity, which this event had. It took some planning to get that many dogs in one area. The more anxious dogs were placed on the outer edge while the calm dogs were placed in the middle. The owners finished by making a large circle around the group of dogs.

It was obedience at its finest. Sit. Stay. Smile. 576 border collies posed for the photo without their owners.

It was a pawsitively good time for all. Everyone was smiling…even the dogs. Raising money for animal charities is definitely something to smile about.

$6900 was raised and divided equally amongst Guardian Angel Animal Rescue Inc., Scruffer Lovers and SA DOG RESCUE.

The excitement was infectious and all dogs were on perfect behavior.

The event was a hit on Facebook. Dog lovers from all over the world liked and commented on the event.

Photo:aserett

Photo:aserett

Gawler National Trust Museum commented “Wonderful news. Maybe should end up being an event each year.”

According to Ten News, the group is planning on having the event next year with a goal of 1000 border collies.

Border collies love having a job. Meet Jessie who sniffs out endangered frogs and saves them from extinction. Support Jessie now by clicking the link below.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.