Video: Ozzy, the Norwich tightrope walking dog is a Guinness World Record holder

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
1:06 PM

A tightrope-walking Norwich dog has taken the latest edition of Guinness World Records by storm.

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Ozzy, a border collie/kelpie crossbreed, has entered the world famous tome for achieving the Fastest Crossing of a Tightrope by a Dog.

The four-year-old, a a native of Anglesey, north Wales, crossed a 3.5m (11.4ft) rope in 18.22 seconds at the Faith Animal Rescue Centre in Norfolk.

Ozzy now lives in Norwich with his owner, 51-year-old carpenter Nick Johnson, who has no formal dog training experience, but learned the techniques from the internet.

Mr Johnson said: “As Ozzy’s parents are working sheepdogs on a farm, it’s in his blood to want to work closely with me.

“Ozzy is most happy when he’s working on the tricks that we do and regards it as a game.

“We also only practise when Ozzy is in the mood, after he’s done all his important dog stuff, like sniffing around and meeting other dogs.”

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