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Get Your Dog On A Truck
Little country towns will do anything to attract attention. Corrigin in Western Australia has already put itself on the map with its dog cemetery, but apparently that's not enough. That's why for the last decade, Corrigin has been the proud host to several Dog in a Ute world record attempts.
To clarify that a bit, a "ute" in Australia is what others would call a pickup truck, and the Dog in a Ute record refers to how many vehicles with a dog on the back can form a queue in a field. Of course. But Dog in a Ute is a serious business and the rules are very strict, too:
Every ute entered must have a live real dog in or on the ute in the queue to be counted. No stuffed dogs or fake ones permitted. This is absolutely unchangeable. If you come without a dog we will endeavour to provide a pooch for you if we can but no promises are made. There are no size restrictions on a dog large or small.
While the world record stands at 1527 (set in Corrigin back in 2002), the last attempt to break the record in 2005 turned up only 1325 dogs on the backs of pickups. Definitely room for improvement so get your truck and pooch ready for next time.
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