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Red Dog, one of Australia’s most profitable films, has continued its winning streak, with canine star Koko taking out the best dog in a foreign film award at the Golden Collar Awards in Los Angeles.

Koko the kelpie starred in the true story of a dog that hitchhiked Western Australia’s Pilbara in the 1970s.

The film’s producer Nelson Woss said the win cemented Koko as cinema’s "top dog" and recognised his "terrific performance".

"Koko is an Aussie bloke and true to form he doesn’t let awards go to his head, although he was a little disappointed that the Golden Collar Award was not edible," he told The Sydney Morning Herald.

Last year Red Dog quickly surpassed $10 million at the box office and certified itself as an Australian blockbuster.

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Video: Koko’s acceptance speech

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