Rocky Mountain Dockdogs Competition at Broomfield Days, CO

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In the middle of September this year, my husband and I checked out Broomfield Days, an annual event here in our new town. It was a much bigger deal than I anticipated, with a very, very long parade, dozens of food vendors, a big car show and much more. I didn’t take my camera that chilly, rainy day, but we had great fun in the Mayberry-like atmosphere.

One of the events was a Dockdogs competition. Fortunately for me, it was the only two-day event that was part of Broomfield Days, which gave me a chance to get there with a camera. Another upside of Day Two was that this changeable Colorado weather had turned bright and beautiful.

I’d seen Dockdogs competition for a few minutes on TV before but never in person. The¬†Rocky Mountain Dockdogs¬†website informs us:

DockDogs is a sport in which dogs compete in distance or height while jumping from a 40 foot dock into water. There are three disciplines: Big Air (dogs are judged based on the distance jumped), Extreme Vertical (the dog that jumps the highest takes the prize) and Speed Retrieve (a doggy drag race where the fastest rules the pool).

While I don’t pretend to understand all the nuances of the competition, I think I got some pretty good shots. Here’s the playing field:

And my favorite photos:

A word of warning if you go to one of these: don’t stand too close to the end of the pool; your camera and you will get wet!

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