Dogs reach incredible heights
A display of determination, agility and strength left the crowd speechless as seven pooches jumped to impress at the Kojonup Show.
The event, sponsored by Elders Kojonup, was part of the 110th annual Kojonup Show, held on October 21.
High-jumping dogs competed over a single fence to determine which dog could jump the highest.
The fence’s height was gradually raised as dogs were eliminated, with the prize going to the last dog standing.
As it got down to just two dogs, a black kelpie cross called Pongo and a female Koolie named Smudge, Pongo was eliminated at 1.9m, leaving winner Smudge to impress with a 2.42m jump.
Smudge’s owner, Scott Franz from Cuballing believes the secret to a good jumping dog is in their attitude.
“She’s just so willing to please. She wants to do anything I ask of her,” he said.
When Smudge, a three-year-old merle-coloured Koolie, isn’t highjumping, her favourite past time is herding the chooks.
“She has a sweet tooth for softserve ice-cream, so I will have to buy her one for trying so hard today,” Mr Franz said.
Elders Kojonup was proud to provide prizes in the form of dog biscuits to provide energy for the gallant jumping dogs.
Winners Scott Franz and Smudge, who made a 2.42m jump.