K9 Aqua Sports©, the UK’s and European’s largest independent canine aquatic company have arrived on site at the Kent County Show. Canine Aquatic Sport, also known as dock diving or dock jumping, is a dog sport in which dogs jump from a 40ft long dock into a large swimming pool 40ft long x 20ft wide (or body of water) and compete against each other for distance (the long jump for dogs into water), height (the high jump for dogs) or speed(the sprint for dogs).
The canine aquatic sport of dock jumping was introduced in 1997 at the Incredible Dog Challenge in the United States and featured on ESPN Great Outdoor Games competition in 2000 and has seen this great dog sport become one of the fastest growing canine sports in the World. K9 Aqua Sports© showcases all the wonderful features of this Canine Aquatic Sport and being innovators are creating more dog friendly water sports competition, using the dock and pool, introducing them to all dogs and their dog loving handlers, Worldwide.
Dock jumping is a fully interactive sport, in which both the dog and the handler, together as a ‘Team’, can work to improve their skills, entertaining themselves, their family, friends and crowds. K9 Aqua Sports© does not discriminate within this sport and is open to All Dogs, of Any Breeding, Any Size & Any Ability, including Agility Dogs, Flyball Dogs, Gundogs, Obedience Dogs or even the Families Pet Dog is welcome, as long as they are over 6 months old and healthy.
To join in the fun all you need to do is register onsite at K9 Aqua Sports, both you and your dog will become a Team. The cost for a Team is £12, this gives you a wristband that entitles your Team (1 Dog & 1 Handler) to take part in the practice sessions and then jump in one of the two competitions taking place at 12noon and 2.30pm daily. The good news is that this wristband can be used on all three days if you are a Society Member or are visiting on more than one of the Show days. The dogs placed 1st to 6th will receive a Splash Heat Rosette, with all other in the Splash Heat receiving a Participants Rosette. For those of you whose pooch is a complete newbie, why not take advantage of the half-price ‘Have-a-Go’ offer, priced £6.00, this enables your dog to take part in a practice session from 3pm until 6pm, after the competitions have finished, please note spaces are limited on Have-A-Go sessions.
The best 7 jumpers of the weekend will be invited to the Final on Sunday where organisers are hoping to better the current UK record held by Oscar the labrador and his owner Jonathan who are the current record holders with a jump of 26ft. There is a way to go until we have a Guinness World Record which stands at 31ft with a Canadian Team held by superdog Taz.
K9 Aqua Sports© swimming pool was featured on Channel 4’s, “Superstar Dogs” in March 2013, hosted by John Barrowman and has also been featured on a number of Local Radio Stations, with the canine aqua sport being featured on a number of TV programs.
K9 Aqua Sports© crew love to have fun with all the dogs, both jumping and swimming and love to entertain people, helping the owners and dogs enjoy a great sport together, they enjoy seeing all dogs at their very best, after all dogs are mans best friend. The team will be at the Show on all three days and are located on stand 314 just off Cornwallis Avenue in the Countryside Area.
Just listen for the happy barks and the big splash!