Winning dogs announced from Ashland event
ASHLAND — High in the hills above Ashland, The Tin Woof Inn, 126 Linn Ave., and the Kentucky DockDog Club hosted a weekend tournament Dock-Dogs at Woof Stock (a Wild Card Double Header) that drew about 70 competitors from about nine states for the Sept. 7-9 competition.
The tournament featured owners competing with their dogs in events such as the Big Air (the dog long jump), Speed Retrieve (a timed event of swimming and fetching in the pool), Extreme Vertical (the dog high jump grabbing a bumper 8 feet out from the dock and up in the air) and Dueling Dogs (a new head-to-head jumping and swimming race).
This was the last chance qualifier for invites to DockDogs World Championship in Knoxville, Tennessee, Oct. 8-13.
For DuelingDogs it’s a qualifier for Canine Aquatics Sports’ 3rd annual World Championships that is set for April 6-8, 2019, at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
First introduced to the world during the Incredible Dog Challenge, a Purina event in 1997, the sport of dock diving dogs now has three organizations hosting tournaments. Dogs in both the U.S. and the U.K. went over the 29-foot mark in 2011, and the new record is more than 31 feet long jumping and 8 feet 11 inches for a dog high jump.
Here’s a look at the winners from the WoofStock Competition.
Big Air Pro finals
1. Charlotte Blake and Pita 26′02″ 2. Linda Torson and Ziva 25′11″ 3. Matthew Bohn and Kratos 25′06″
Big Air Semi Pro finals
1. Lee Hall and Mad Max 24′03″ 2. Rod Niemer and Sadie 22′06″
3. Taylor Bottom and Grayson 21′02″
Big Air Contender finals
1. Andrea Withee and Cricket 19′07″
2. Olivia Jutte and Finn 16′09″
3. Marie Buckingham and Ace 15′11″
Big Air Amateur finals
1. Kim Hunt and Minnie 15′05″
2. Jacob Salisbury and Maverick 14′11″
3. Tammie Niemer and Boomer 14′09″
Dueling Dogs — Class 1 finals
1. Dan Brin kman and Schizo
2. Rachel Brinkman and Slingshot
Class 2 finals
1. Travis Reish and Dillon
2. Kate Johnson and Air Buddy
Class 3 finals
1. Kate Johnson and Magic Man
2. Marie Buckingham and Ace
1. Matthew Bohn and Kratos 7′06″
2. Linda Torson and Ziva 7′02″
3. Jackie Jutte and Jackson 7′00″
1. Matthew Bohn and Kratos 5.673
2. April Reish and Dillon 5.777
3. Lee Hall and Mad Max 5.871
Go online at https://www.facebook.com/kentuckydockdogs/for more info about the Kentucky DockDogs competition.