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Dock Dog!

Updated on June 25, 2014

Welcome to my Dock Dog Jumping lens!

You can call it Dock Jumping, Big Air, Extreme Air, Dock Diving, Ultimate Air, Super Fly, Extreme Vertical, The Launch or Super V - but whatever you call it - you can sure call it fun!

I have a couple of buds that do dock jumping, and they absolute love it! So we go and watch them compete in now and then - wow, what fun!!

We hope you enjoy this lens and learn more about the great sport of dock jumping. Here we will bring you lots of nformation for beginners and those that have been jumping for years. Everyone can learn something new!

We'll have resources for training and equipment, information on how to get started, how to compete, health and fitness for both dogs and handlers, and much, much more!

We're just getting started here, so watch closely....you'll never know what you'll find!

Us dogs love sports and you will too! Whatever sport you choose - just be sure and have FUN!!!!! 

And when you get a chance, check out my other lenses!

What is this dock jumping, anyway?

Dock jumping is a dog sport in which dogs compete in jumping for distance or height from a dock into a body of water.

As with many sports there are several governing bodies that hold dock jumping events, including:

Dock Dogs - governs Big Air and Extreme Vertical competitions and has local member throughout the country and holds the Dock Dogs World Championships.

SplashDogs - governs Wave and Super V competitions throughout the country. The SplashDogs World Championships.

Ultimate Air Dogs - - another dock jumping organization in the US, puts on professional events that entertain thousands of spectators while maintaining a family friendly atmosphere. They are also the organization that now works with the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge

Cool stuff for cool dogs!

Be sure and visit my website - JohannTheDog.com - where you can shop for cool stuff for cool dogs!

We've put together, in one place, all the cool stuff you need for your dog! You can find dog beds, all natural foods and treats, collars, leashes, charms, training and agility gear, vitamins and supplements, books, clothing, toys and more!

And the best part is we donate 10% of our profits to dog rescues and shelters!

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The history of dock jumping!

The origins of dog dock jumping are kind of sketchy. As one story goes, it probably originated from two guys with their dogs at the lake, and one guy says to the other, "I bet my dog can jump farther than your dog." BOL! I can see how that could be true - couldn't you?

According to Wikipedia, dock jumping first appeared in 1997 at the Incredible Dog Challenge, an event sponsored and produced by Purina.

Now there are several organizations that hold dock dog and dock jumping competitions throughout the World.

In the United States, an unorganized version of the sport languished on the State Fair circuit for years, until the ESPN Great Outdoor Games in 2000 when Big Air Dogs was promoted as a 'filler' event.

It was not an event that was expected to be very popular. But when the spectators began to number in the thousands and traffic for the event shut down a number of square city blocks - that's when the sport took off.

Splash Dogs was started in 2003 and Ultimate Air Dogs was founded in 2005, by former Major League Baseball player Milt Wilcox.

In 2008, UAD teamed up with the United Kennel Club (UKC) which added dock jumping as a recognized UKC sport. In 2009, UKC also recognized competitions run by Splash Dogs, allowing dogs to achieve UKC titles by competing in dock distance or height jumping like they can in agility, obedience, weight pulling, and others.

In the United Kingdom, Dash 'n' Splash, which runs competitions across southern England, was established in 2005, followed by JettyDogs (the UK name for DockDogs) in 2007.

Dogs having fun at their favorite sport!

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