Bring your border collie along to Border Collie Fun Day world record attempt

Poppy of Kurrajong and unknown puppy at the 2014 Border Collie Fun Day at Castle Hill showground. Poppy is adept at herding the pet budgies on the floor.

Poppy of Kurrajong and unknown puppy at the 2014 Border Collie Fun Day at Castle Hill showground. Poppy is adept at herding the pet budgies on the floor.

HAWKESBURY border collies  – you are needed.

Organisers of this year’s Border Collie Fun Day at Castle Hill Showground need 1000 border collies for their fundraising world record attempt at a canine conga line. 

All money raised from the official world record attempt will go towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Border Collie Fun Day will include agility dog demonstrations, an appearance by the Wonderdogs, entertainment, a raffle and food and drink stalls, with the highlight world record attempt conga line scheduled for 1.30pm. 

The agility demonstrations will include the popular flyball and nose work while Kelly Gill’s Wonderdogs, a team of impeccably trained chocolate border collies will perform entertaining stage shows and amazing tricks which often have the whole audience involved. 

Everyone is welcome to attend, with or without a dog, but organisers request people, please bring only border collies on the day," Dr Warren said.

Organiser and vet Dr Katrina Warren said this was the first time dogs will have been part of such a large-scale breast cancer campaign.

She remarked at an earlier fun day that it was wonderful to see the extraordinary love border collie owners have for their dogs.

"It's such a versatile dog,” she said. It’s incredible to see the passion owners have for this breed.”

“Pets are a great comfort to anyone going through treatment so this is a perfect way to create awareness and raise money to help fight the disease,” she said.

Border collies are expected to travel from around Australia to take part in the fundraiser. It’s $10 to enter the world record attempt. 

Owners are being asked to wear something pink and pink bandanas for the dogs will be for sale on the day. 

“Having so many border collies in the one place will be fantastic, and will look beautiful as we create a sea of pink,” Dr Warren said.

The Border Collie Fun Day in 2013 included a successful world record attempt –  503 dogs in a single photo. 

The border collie breed originated over three centuries ago on the border between England and Scotland, selected for very high intelligence and the ability to work hard all day.

  • Details: Sunday, April 2, 11am-3pm, Conga line at 1:30pm, Castle Hill Showground dog arena, Doran Drive, Castle Hill. The event is free but it is $10 to enter the world record attempt. Join the event online: facebook.com/events/614812042053023/ or just come along.
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