576 dogs gather in Australia to set unofficial world record
ADELAIDE: More than 570 dogs gathered at a park in Adelaide, Australia to break an unofficial world record for charity fund raiser.
Organised by the Border Collie Owners of South Australia (BCOSA), more than $6,000 (£3,530) was raised as a result of the dog gathering, which saw 576 border collies playing in a park in Willaston Oval.
The event was arranged in the hope of beating a 2013 record held by Dr Katrina Warren, who managed to get 534 border collies together at the same time.
The record won’t officially be recognised by the Guinness Book of Records because they don’t credit breed-specific records, however, BCOSA claim that it is the largest gathering of border collies in history.
According to a report in ABC News, the event, was organised by the Border Collie Owners of South Australia group on September 24.
Though the record is unofficial, the gathering is believed to have broken the previous record where 503 border collies had assembled in an event organised in 2013.
It wasn’t just about trying to break a record , the fun-filled day involved a variety of games, raffles and activities for the dogs and their owners and took seven months to plan, the organizers said.
There were a number of food and drink vendors on-site too, offering attendees refreshments throughout the afternoon.