Dog high jump a flying success

27th May 2017 8:00 AM
OVER HE GOES: Henry jumps in the final round of the Callide Valley Show Dog High Jump competition. OVER HE GOES: Henry jumps in the final round of the Callide Valley Show Dog High Jump competition. Contributed

THIS YEAR'S Callide Valley Show had its first Dog High Jump Competition.

The competition was held by Banana Shire Council and had $500 up for grabs for the winner.

With 14 entrants, each dog progressed through rounds, with blocks added to the height on the jump set up on the back of the council ute.

Plenty of people stood around to watch the competition, with more than 200 people cheering the dogs on.

Henry the wolfhound-cross was the winner, jumping 2.08 metres.

Owners Tom and Anna Wass were pretty happy with the win.

"We will spend it on dog food, I think he will be good for about six months,” they said.

Director of council services, planning strategy and sustainability John McDougall was overwhelmed with the success.

"Honestly I am so ecstatic,” he said.

"It is one of the best results for we have had for a first time event.”

A special vote of thanks was made to Allen Bowen for donating $1000 worth of hay for the set-up.

"And the staff for setting it up and the community for supporting it,” John said.