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Dogs compete at Great Rockies Sportshow

DockDogs claims to be the fastest growing sport on four legs
Dogs compete at Great Rockies Sportshow
Posted at 9:51 PM, Jan 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-19 23:52:43-05

Determination, enthusiasm and athleticism were on display at MetraPark in a competition that is just for the dogs.

DockDogs is a jumping competition all around the country and was at the Great Rockies Sportshow at the MetraPark Expo Center this weekend.

Organizers said that the best jumping dogs have a determination to chase their toys.

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The world record is 32 feet 10 inches.

In Billings, the best dogs have been jumping more than 20 feet.

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The dogs are all classified according to ability.

For those involved, Dockdogs' Senior Event Manager Bob Dwyer said the dogs are a special breed of athlete.

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"The dogs will make you smile every day differently," Dwyer said. "Now the handlers are amazing people. but I got to tell you, I'm here for the dogs. So much loving, so much dedication. and the focus. They'll give their all to you 24/7. It's the most amazing sport I've ever been involved with."

DockDogs also holds a high jump competition and a run, jump and swim event.