Golden Retriever Rescue Attempts to Break Guinness World Record

On Sunday September 21st, 2014, in Alliston, Ontario  (a town 6o min north of Toronto), Golden Rescue will hold their 22nd annual picnic at the beautiful MapleLane Farms that boasts a 3 acre off leash area.  There are also activities like dock diving and agility.  Last year there were over 120 dogs in attendance.

 

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photo: goldenrescue.ca

 

This year, they want to break the Guinness World Record for most dogs being brushed at one time.  All breeds are welcome.  (Imagine the fur ball!)   Funds raised go to this amazing rescue organization.  Click here to see their website for details.

I am only two hours away, and I really hope to bring Tucker!

If you would be interested in attending, they would love it if you give them a “heads up” by emailing them at picnic@golden-rescue.net

and don’t forget to bring your brush!  BYOB!

Here’s a video from last years picnic.

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Golden Retriever Holds World Record for Dog with Most Tennis Balls in Mouth!

Well wouldn’t you know it!?  I randomly came across this article while researching another topic.  This is just one more reason golden retrievers are the best breed on the planet.  Not only does the golden retriever hold the record for the world’s loudest bark, they are also top dog when it comes to holding tennis balls in their mouth, according to The Guinness Book of World Records.

Golden retriever Augie from Dallas, Texas claimed the title in the Guinness Book of World Records on July 6, 2003 when he held 5 regulation sized tennis balls in his mouth!

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Photo: GuinnessWorldRecords.com

Golden retrievers were bred to carry game in their mouths, therefore the ideal golden has a gentle bite, and can fit lots in their mouths.  The bigger the jowels the better!