From a DockDogs official press release following the event: "After a 4-year run in the suburbs of Chicago, DockDogs® stretched its legs and jumped into 2010 by going through the heart of Downtown Chicago and hosting it's first Midwest National competition at the Chicago Boat, RV and Outdoors Show. With over 75 dogs competing in sixteen (16) BIG AIR Waves, three (3) SPEED RETRIEVE Heats, one (1) EXTREME VERTICAL competition and four (4) separate FINALS at the historic McCormick Place, the 2010 DockDogs® National tour continued to raise the bar with more passion, excitement and intensity than ever before."
It was further reported that the dock dogs were a huge hit with the public.
The website for the Chicago Boat, RV and Outdoors Show features three video highlights from the 2010 event. The middle video, "Dock Dog in Action" shows two of the 75-plus canine competitors. One of them is Nutmeg!
Nutmeg's owner Maxine Brinker says the water was very cold. Some dogs refused to enter the water but not so Nutmeg! I've said it before and it is true: Maxine and Nutmeg have been wonderful ambassadors for dachshunds in an arena where dachshunds are very seldom seen. GO, Nutmeg!