HK dogs seek world record

More than 300 dogs had their teeth brushed in Hong Kong on Sunday in an attempt to set a new world record for the most canines having their pearly whites cleaned at the same time.

  • Published: 9/12/2012 at 07:16 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Owners of the 312 pooches scrubbed the animals' teeth for three minutes using a special brush and gel, as they sought to set a new Guinness World Record in the category "most people brushing dogs' teeth simultaneously". 

A woman brushes her dog's teeth as over 300 dogs have their pearly whites cleaned at the same time in Hong Kong in an attempt to set a new world record for a mass canine teeth brushing session. (Photo by AFP / Paws By The Sea, organised by The Link)

Organisers said the event, held in Stanley on the south coast of Hong Kong Island, was aimed at promoting a hygienic lifestyle for dogs and raising funds for a dog rescue centre.

"A lot of people take care of their dogs' hair and their diet but not so much their teeth," Hilda Wong from The Link real estate firm, which organised the event, said.

"Brushing teeth is crucial for dogs, it's just like brushing their hair. You don't have to do it every day but it's good to do it once a week because they eat and chew," she added.

Mr Wong said it will take three to four months for Guinness officials to certify whether the event is a new Guinness World Record.

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