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Norman the French sheepdog chasing world record

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MARIETTA, Ga. -

We've all seen dogs doing tricks from roll-over to playing dead, but have you ever seen a dog ride a scooter?  

Norman the French sheepdog is taking his scooter and trying for a Guinness world record.  

At 70 pounds and with a full coat of fur, you might not think the 3-year-old sheepdog would be too athletic.  But show him so wheels and he'll prove you wrong.

It all started when his owner, Karen Cobb, got an idea to help make the normally shy dog more comfortable.

"We wanted to introduce him to all new objects, so we just happen to have the kid's scooter in the backyard and thought it would be fun to put him on there and get him used to it, and he loved it," Cobb said.

He took off from there.  After making national TV appearances, he became a spokesdog for pet food, toured the country, and even had his own show. But he is now getting ready for his biggest challenge yet.

"Guinness contacted us about a month ago and asked if Norman could set a new record. They came with a record called 'fastest 30 meters on a scooter by a dog,'" said Cobb.

The goal is 30 meters in 30 seconds.  He'll make his attempt this Friday.
 
Karen will also use the event to raise money for a charity called Road Trip Home which rescues dogs from high-kill shelters.

Whether Norman makes the record or not, Karen feels good knowing it's all for a good cause.

"It is fun but there is a good cause behind it as well," Cobb said.

Karen says Norman can already do the 30 meter ride in about 20 seconds.  

Record attempt will take place Friday morning at 7:30 at All Tournament Players Park in Marietta.

RELATED LINK: http://normanthescooterdog.com/

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