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More than 300 Hong Kong dogs seek tooth-brushing world record

Published on Dec 9, 2012 8:38 PM
This handout photo taken and released to AFP on Dec 9, 2012 by Paws By The Sea, organised by The Link real estate firm, shows a woman brushing 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. With help from their owners, the 312 pooches had their teeth brushed with a special toothbrush and gel for three minutes as they tried to make it into the Guinness World Records with "Most People Brushing Dogs Teeth Simultaneously".  --PHOTO: AFP/PAWS BY THE SEA

HONG KONG (AFP) - 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.

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".

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, told AFP. "Brushing teeth is crucial for dogs, it's just like brushing their hair.

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