Monday, February 21, 2011

Back to the Scene

We've mentioned Cooper's incredible stagefright, right?  Well, if you can believe this, Mom & Dad took him back to the scene of his humiliation yesterday!  Thank goodness they didn't torture him by trying to get him to perform!  Each year the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition comes to Charleston in February bringing all sorts of critters and stuff with it - Birds of Prey, tons of wildlife art, etc.  But, the only thing Mom & Dad really care about anymore is seeing DOCK DOGS!  We have to admit, they are something else and we're sure if the Coop could control his stagefright, he would be AWESOME at it and LOVE it.  But, he has his very own docks and ponds to jump in and Mom & Dad to throw the tennis balls, so we're not really sure why he would even want to join the organized Dock Dogs where you have to wait your turn and have manners and rules and such.  But, on to the competition ~

We would like to present some of Dock Dogs finest speed retrievers.  This part of the competition is judged by fastest retrieving time.  There are other competitions, like Big Air that are judged on distance jumped.  You can learn more about Dock Dogs here.   Lots of pics coming up . . .






















Okay, we're gonna pause here for a moment and just prepare you to be AMAZED . . .

Yeah, baby, that's a German Shepherd!











Different Shepherd . . .









We think a black lab won, but who cares ~ all these guys are AMAZING, don'tcha think?

The Road Dogs (ringside at Dock Dogs)

20 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That must have been so cool to watch. Such great form on those pups and great work by your photographer.

Thanks for all the nice visits you made to our blog. Have a great week.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amber DaWeenie said...

Those guys are truly amazing! One of my pack mates luvs to do dat too but not for competing. Her name is Bailey and she's a Jack Russell.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What fun!

I know there a some furry talented Malinois khompeting in these events!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

George the Lad said...

Wow great set of photos, there looked like there was some belly flops going on!!
See Yea George xxxx

3 doxies said...

Them dock dogs are so cool ...weird cuz they likes water but whatevers.
I has to admit, I can't remember ever seein' a GS doin' dat.

I is so sure I could do it...if I had longer legs and liked da water and was somewhat trainable...kinda likes da Cooper.

Puddles

Jan said...

Misty the alpha Poodle would love to do the jumping. Getting her out of the water would be the hard part.

Frankie Furter said...

YES!!! They really are amazing. I really enjoyed looking at each picture. You must have had a SPLASH at that place!!!! THANKS!!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Wot amazes me is that those dogs jump in the water like that then go back and do it again! You knows my hike from yesterday where I sayed it woz the furst place I efur hiked as a yungun? It woz also the furst place I ever dived into the river like those Dock Dogs and the river almost drownded me! I woz skeered of water after that and it has only been the past cuppull of years that I will swim a few strokes again. So totally impressed by those Dock Dogs! Oh, and thanks fur saying I look like a pup. Two udder peeples told me that yesterday. But nope, I be 10 sometime next monthish. Mom say hiking keeps me looking yung but she not think it werks the same way fur her.

Benny and Lily said...

Those doggies got air! The german shepard is hysterical
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

Holy cat feathers! That is some serious action! Morgan was quite impressed by those German Shepherd forms, too. Whew! One of the blogs that we follow, Never Say Never Greyhounds, is written by a woman who had the only dock diving Greyhound -- Travis. It is so much fun to watch them do their thing!

Bunny

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

AWESOME shots!!!! Those shepherds crack us up - they look like they are going to cannon-ball into the water! Looks like a ton of fun!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Wyatt said...

Great photos. What a fun event!

Wyatt

Sharon said...

I watched this type of thing on tv once, it really is impressive! Great sport!

Mr. Pip said...

That shepherd is like superman! Thanks for the smiles.

Your pal,Pip

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Not at all surprised if a black lab won. They are just nuts when it comes to water and retrieving if they just have someone to teach them the ropes. I bet they have so much fun doing that. To each his own, of course. It's not for everydoggy.

Roo said...

What a cool show! The dogs looked like they were havin a blast too! :D Yay for fun!

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Channon said...

How cool is that?! My lab would have loved dock jumping... Once in a while I can catch it on TV, but thanks so much for the photos!!

Oz the Terrier said...

WOAH! That is soooooo kewl! Those are some brave dogs...you would never catch this terrier jumping off something into *gulps* water! BOL

Tail wags...Oz

Sarge said...

Hey Road Dogs!
Wow, this is the coolest set of pix ever. This looks like such pawesome fun...I wann pool like that!! I can do it, I can do it, I can do it. What a blast and I bet the dogs had a ton of fun. Thanks for sharing!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Pup Fan said...

I just love watching Dock Dogs in action!