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Dogs in bandannas make world record attempt

Dogs were wearing bandannas for the world record attempt in Canberra.
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A world record attempt for the number of dogs wearing bandannas in one location appears to have been broken in Canberra, with 770 dogs turning up to be counted at the Million Paws Walk.

The previous record was 364 dogs with scarves set by Canada’s Golden Rescue group last year.

However the record will need to be verified by representatives from the Guinness World Records office.

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Thousands of people and their dogs also turned out to support the 5-kilometre fundraising walk for the RSPCA around Canberra’s picturesque Lake Burley Griffin.

Teccla Van de Zandt brought along her miniature pony Monty and dog Liquorice to the event.

More than 1,000 dog owners enjoyed a walk around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra for the RSPCA's Million Paws Walk.
More than 1000 dog owners walked around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra for the RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk. Photo: ABC

Monty drew plenty of confused looks from nearby dogs who tried to have a sniff to work out exactly what she was.

The family from Gundaroo was keen to support the fundraising efforts for the RSPCA shelter at Weston.

Greyhound Missy was a rescue dog and was looking forward to the 5-kilometre walk around the lake.

Her owner Alexandra Bugden said the family bought Missy in Western Australia after previously owning a whippet.

“We wanted a family-friend pet because we have a baby on the way,” she said.

“And Missy is perfect, she’s just so placid and friendly and she sleeps so much, up to 18 hours a day.

“You hear of so many greyhounds up for adoption and so we adopted Missy, and she is great.”

Janie Price dressed her small dogs Midget and Gidget in tutus for the event.

“Both were bought from a pet rescue centre in Sydney as a pair,” she said.

“I just thought dressing up today was a bit of a fun twist, and also a great chance to get out and support the RSPCA.”

Pluto the Chihuahua was dressed in a caterpillar suit for the event. Photo: ABC


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