Gooch’s win

2 October 2018|Pet talk| Off Comments off on Gooch’s win|

LOCAL residents who paid their dog registration fees on time received a special treat this year with the chance to enter and win Glenorchy City Council’s ‘Dog Photo Competition’.

Competition entrant and winner Mark Walker, of Goodwood, won back the cost of his registration for his pooch, Gooch.

Mr Walker said he was very proud of his German Wire-Haired Pointer for taking out the prize.

“He’s going on 11 years of age now and can be very bullish and stubborn, but is highly intelligent, so is trainable,” he said.

“A lot of European circuses use this breed of dog because they are very intelligent and agile.”

Mr Walker said Gooch’s name had come from his family background.

“Gooch’s father came from England and there is an English cricketer called Gooch, with a full shaggy beard and the name rhymes with Pooch,” he said.

Mr Walker also entered his Bull Mastiff cross Golden Retriever, Lily.

Caption: Dog photo competition winner Gooch, owner Mark Walker, and Glenorchy City Council customer service officer and judge Ally Byrne.

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