Dogs from around the globe are hoping to make a big splash this weekend in Dubuque, Iowa, where this year’s DockDog World Championships are being held.
The Five Flags Center in Dubuque is host to the event for the second year in a row. More than 370 dock-diving, tail-wagging dogs from around the world began competing yesterday and will continue to compete through this Sunday afternoon. The four-day event is free and open to the public.
Called as the world’s premiere canine aquatics competition, the sport of dock-diving features dogs who compete for furthest jump or highest jump in a variety of age and experience categories. The dogs jump from a dock-like platform into a pool of water.
MO*KAN Dock Dogs is an affiliate club of DockDogs Worldwide. MO*KAN club members and their dogs from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas traveled to Dubuque this weekend to compete and support their teammates.
I will be live-tweeting from the event with updates on MO*KAN team.
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