After announcing their intention for a space program last week, South Australia has announced another national first after they successfully broke a world record for gathering 500+ border collies in one place.
The gathering of border collies occurred yesterday at Willaston Oval in South Australia. The aim according to the South Australian Border Collies Association was to gather as many border collies in one place at the same time.
The final count was around 576 border collies in one place.
Despite the record number of Doggos in South Australia yesterday, Guinness World Records does not acknowledge breed specific records.
The Border Collies Owners of South Australia or BOSCA raised around 6000 dollars for the Guardian Angel Animal Rescue, SA Dog Rescue and Scruffer lover.
Organiser Yvonne McGrath was pleased with the turnout and the behaviour of the dogs who attended the event.
“I couldn’t believe how good they were,” she said.
Border Collies traditionally hail from the UK, Ireland, and Scotland. They specifically bred to herd livestock, particularly sheep. They are known to be specifically obedient and intelligent and have been called the most intelligent of all domestic dog breeds.
The dog breed which was first introduced to New Zealand in 1858 was imported as a working dog from the UK and then to Australia shortly after where they have worked as both show dogs and cattle dogs, used mainly to herd sheep.
Lead image: Border Collie, PHOTOGRAPH BY VINCENT J. MUSI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC