Just received this press release today and thought you might be interested. Having owned a German Shepherd who LOVED diving to the bottom of the deep end of the pool to retrieve a toy, this looks like something dogs — and dog lovers — might enjoy. Check it out. . .
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. . . THE HAWAII STATE FAIR WILL FEATURE THE HIGH FLYING ACTION OF DOCKDOGS®
JUNE 18 – 20 & JUNE 25 – 27, 2010
The 2010 Hawaii State Fair will be host to the high flying action of a DockDogs® the independent governing and sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving canine performance sports. The exciting and crowd drawing action will be taking place in the Lower Halawa Parking Lot at the prestigious Aloha Stadium, so make sure to take advantage of this special event by experiencing the fastest growing sport for canines in the world.
Throughout both weekends DockDogs® will present the Big Air® Wave competition accompanied by an Extreme Vertical® competition for both competitors and spectators to enjoy. The Big Air® competition features dogs running down a 40’ dock and diving into a pool of water after an object, in which they are electronically judged for the length of their jump while the Extreme Vertical® competition is a “High Jump” for the dogs as they each lunge to snag a “bumper” suspended in the air. With each grab, the height increases in 2-inch increments until only one dog is crowned king.
The competitions are open to any and everyone. Teams are made up of one dog and one handler. Your canine must be 6 months or older to be eligible. Canines of any breed, size or shape are welcomed. Not only is the competition open to all types of canines, but also handlers above the age of 7 are welcomed. We even have a Junior Handler class for those who are between the ages of 7-14.
So if you or anyone you know has a dog that likes the water, gets along with other dogs and enjoys a good “chew toy”, this event is for you! Pre-registration will be available by logging onto www.dockdogs.com, beginning in May or you can register on-site at the beginning of each day. The website will also provide an up-to-date schedule and general information on all DockDogs® affiliated events.
DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international dock jumping performance sports. DockDogs® establishes the rules and standards of the sport, tracks results and records and supports and promotes the growth of its athletes, events, spectators, and sponsors. For additional information visit www.dockdogs.com