Canines competed in the DockDogs Western Regional Championships at the Cannery Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, May 31 through June 2 (video below).
A 40-foot dock was constructed with a temporary above-ground swimming pool, which held 27,000 gallons of water.
Dogs competed in various contests, including the Outdoor Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve.
The Outdoor Big Air competition judges the length of a dog’s jump while leaping into a pool of water after an object.
The Extreme Vertical features dogs lunging in the air to snag a “bumper” suspended in the air.
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In Speed Retrieve, dogs jump into the pool, swim to the other end and stop the clock by taking a bone-shaped object between their teeth.
“We’ve got everything from the smallest Pomeranian to the largest Great Dane,” DockDogs spokesman Brian King told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
King said that dogs can be disqualified if their owners do not pick up their doggy defecation: “If you don’t pick it up, you’re out."
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal