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DockDogs is a national organization that hosts dog contests all over the country. These aren't just your average dog contests, however. Forget the "best dressed" and "best kisser" categories - the dogs that participate in DockDogs' competitions are true athletes, competing for longest jumps, highest leaps, and other bragging rights. DockDogs hosts competitions all over the country, including right here at the Lake of the Ozarks. The local competition is known as Canine Cannonball, and it's happening this coming weekend.
Hosted every year at one of the Lake Area's favorite waterfront restaurants, Canine Cannonball is a fantastic event with fun for the whole family. Even if your dogs aren't participating in the competition, they are still welcome to come watch the fun with you on the outdoor decks. (They must be leashed at all times.)
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- Location: Dog Days Bar & Grill
- Date: Friday, June 17th - Sunday, June 19th
- Time: Varies - view the complete event schedule here
- Admission: FREE
In order to accommodate the event schedule for the event, Dog Days will open at 10:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday (an hour earlier than they ordinarily do). Canines all of all skills levels, from amateurs to pros, will compete for first in a four primary categories: Speed Retrieve, Iron Dog, Big Air, and Extreme Vertical.
At Canine Cannonball 2014, a world record was set right here at the Lake of the Ozarks - Griz (trained by owner Tony Lampert) set the world record for Extreme Vertical leap when he soared to an impressive 8'9"! Fun Fact: Griz beat his own record a month later at the Libertyville Dog Days of Summer event in Libertyville, IL, when he leapt 8'9" high.
Though admission is free for the whole family, they will be accepting donations to benefit Dogwood Animal Shelter. This no-kill shelter is located in Osage Beach and is always looking for loving homes for their dogs (and cats). They will actually have a few dogs available for adoption at the event.
Have A Great Weekend!
No matter how you decide to spend your Father's Day Weekend, we hope you have a fantastic time. There are always lots of great events going on at the Lake, so you certainly have lots to choose from! If you are thinking about buying a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, relocating to Sunrise Beach MO or one of the surrounding areas, or doing something else to make the Lake Area a more consistent part of your life, contact our real estate agents in Sunrise Beach MO. We will be happy to help you in any way we can!
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