Bull­dogs un­leashed

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BULL­DOGS of all dif­fer­ent shapes and sizes de­scended on South­ern River last week­end for WA’s in­au­gu­ral Run­ning of the Bull­dogs.

The Ger­man Shep­herd Club of WA hosted the state’s first or­gan­ised bull­dog races on Sun­day.

The event, in­spired by a sim­i­lar one in Amer­ica, was or­gan­ised by the ad­min­is­tra­tors of the Bull­dogs WA Facebook page.

Or­gan­iser Re­becca All­natt said the event started al­most ac­ci­den­tally and they were sur­prised how much in­ter­est peo­ple had.

“I found a video of bull­dogs rac­ing overseas some­where and posted it to our Facebook page and made the joke to an­other ad­min on the page we should do this for our next Bull­dog Bash event,” she said.

“The re­sponse we got for us beg­ging to do it was out of con­trol so we thought ‘why not?’.”

Ms All­natt said they en­joyed a de­cent-sized crowd of both peo­ple and pooches on the day.

“We put a call out for in­ter­est be­fore we ac­tu­ally put it to­gether and had a goal to try get at least 50 dogs,” she said.

“I ended up get­ting 86 bull­dogs reg­is­tered to race with us on the day, which was more than we thought we would get.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d483608

Rachel Wright and Bent­ley, Von­nie Porter and Spud, Marynka Pino and Teady Bear, John Becker and Mack, and Amanda Becker and Dozer.

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