Border Collies and their owners are being invited to ‘go pink’ and take part in a World Record attempt at Sydney’s Castle Hill Showground on April 2, in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The day has been organised by the Gareth Pike and Mike Charter, co-creators of the AVAAL Group, and will see the Border Collies and their owners wear something pink, then line up to form what’s hoped will be the longest-ever dog conga-line!
Up to 1000 Border Collies are expected to travel from around Australia to take part in the event, which has been organised by celebrity vet Dr Katrina Warren and includes performances by the amazing Wonderdogs.
This follows the launch of the AVAAL group and Dr Katrina’s online dog training program Wonderdogschool.com.
“We believe this is the first time dogs have been a part of such a large-scale breast cancer campaign,” says Dr Katrina. “Pets are a great comfort to anyone going through treatment so this is a perfect way to create awareness.”
All canine participants who register on the day will receive a Pink Bandana while owners are being asked to wear pink clothing.
“Having so many Border Collies in the one place will be fantastic, and will look beautiful as we create a sea of pink!”
This follows the 2013 event that saw a World Record set with 503 Border Collies in a single photo.