When the Western Advocate put out a call on Facebook last week for photos of Bathurst dogs, we expected a few replies.
What we did not expect was a flood of more than 100 photos (and nor did we expect to see a pet ferret in the mix as well).
But Bathurst people certainly love their pooches and were quick to show them off, and we're happy to share just a selection of them in our gallery.
The Western Advocate also received more than 350 responses to the survey question, What Is Your Favourite Dog Breed?
While labradors (27 votes) received the most votes of any single breed, an incredible 234 respondents voted for "other" and listed an amazing range of breeds including border collie, husky, a range of staffordshire crosses and mini dachshunds.
Which just goes to prove there really is a dog for everyone.
And what have Mitchell Bestwick's dogs been up to?