Canine high jump thrills
Competitive dogs go to great heights
DOG JUMPING: The competitive cattle dog jump proved a popular event at the Gayndah Show as it kept crowds entertained between the daytime and evening events.
Scores of people circled around a ute which had been set up for the event where dogs would leap higher as more planks of wood were added.
Gayndah Show Rural Ambassador Kerry Goodwin was involved with the dog jump that had the crowds laughing and in awe of what the cattle dogs were able to achieve.
“This is the third time I have entered my dog Ally into the competition and it was a great atmosphere with everyone coming in from the bars to watch us,” Goodwin said.
“That helped make for some great entertainment for everyone.
“We also had more dogs entered this year than we did previously so it seems to be growing which is really good.”
Goodwin has been in Gayndah for five years and entered her cattle dog into the show every year.
“It’s a free entry so anyone can jump in, even if you don’t have a working dog you can enter, if you have a dog that can jump that is,” Goodwin said.
“And it is a great crowd pleaser and everyone involved enjoys being able to give their dog a good day out.”
Goodwin said much of what the dogs did in the competition was something they were used to from the farms.
“When you are mustering you need them to be able to jump up into the ute instead of picking them up every time,” Goodwin said.
UP AND OVER: Some dogs made the jumps looks easy. PHOTOS: ADAM MCCLEERY
Celebrating the clearing of a very large height.
Matthew Dent entered the dog jump with some mixed results.
The height is raised one wood plank at a time.
Clearing the planks was impressive.
Starting small with only a couple of planks.
The dogs were clearing things easily in the early stages.