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Calgary 'potentially' sets world record for dogs in bandanas

The Calgary Humane Society potentially set a world record for the most number of dogs wearing bandanas at one location and time.

It's not official, but there were a lot of scarf-clad canines in the city on Saturday

French Boston terrier cross Jessie joined 812 of her furry friends to potentially break a world record for dogs wearing bandanas at South Glenmore Park in Calgary Saturday. (Andrew Brown/CBC)

It was a potentially record-breaking morning in Calgary Saturday.

The Calgary Humane Society potentially set a world record for the most number of dogs wearing bandanas at one location and time.

813 dogs wore bandanas in Calgary to potentially break a world record Saturday. (Facebook/Calgary Humane Society)

Confirmation of this record will take a little time, but the event was also a fundraiser aiming for the generous goal of more than $100,000.

The last official record in this category was set in Canberra, Australia, on May 17, 2015 with 764 dogs.

Havanese Chihuahua Max was all smiles Saturday in Calgary. (Andrew Brown/CBC)

Calgary potentially exceeded that record as 813 bandana sporting dogs descended on South Glenmore Park.

Sage Pullen McIntosh of the Calgary Humane Society says this year, record-breaking or not, they have blown previous years out of the water.

Collie corgi Buddy tries to stay cool at the potentially record-breaking event. (Andrew Brown/CBC)

"This is a huge fundraiser for us and a lot of people come out and typically every year we get between 500 and 700 dogs," she said.

"So we thought we can beat that. We can do this. And a really nice way to involve some of our sponsors, some of our volunteers, some of our donors."

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