Os­car on high are win

Central and North Burnett Times - - GAYNDAH SHOW -

OS­CAR proved he was a true ath­lete by spring­ing from the ground to above spec­ta­tors’ heads.

Owner Terry Slack said the five-year-old bor­der col­lie cross kelpie had form go­ing into the show high jump.

“We have a lovely collection of tro­phies that col­lect dust,” he said.

Os­car usu­ally spent most of his time work­ing cat­tle, but wowed the crowd in a tough com­pe­ti­tion to take out his fourth win at the high jump.

Mr Slack said he didn’t do any spe­cial train­ing with Os­car in the lead-up to the event.

“Mostly it is just hop­ping in and out of the ute ev­ery day when they go to work,” he said.

Mr Slack said he looked for loy­alty and ath­leti­cism in a work­ing dog.

When in com­pe­ti­tion, Mr Slack re­warded Os­car with praise for each of his suc­cesses.

“They do en­joy it (the com­pe­ti­tion),” Mr Slack said.

“I try not to let him fail too much, I want him to suc­ceed.”

PHOTO: KATHER­INE KOKKO­NEN

SU­PER DOG: Os­car proves a cham­pion at the dog jump while owner Terry Slack keeps a close eye on him.

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