Curly Coated Retrievers Dock Diving
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Curly Coated Retrievers ~ Dock Diving


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

Dogs can earn titles in Distance Jumping and Air Retrieve

As of May 31, 2014, the AKC recognizes titles earned North America Diving Dog events.

 

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First AKC Dock Diving titled Curly Coated Retriever

 

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YOUR DOG CAN FLY
by Natalie Donnelly

lodi Dock Diving is one of the fastest growing dog sports. The first dock diving exhibition was held at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge in 1997. In 2000, DockDogs Inc. held its first event at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games. They are credited with formalizing dock diving competitions. Ultimate Air Dogs (UAD) was founded by Milt Wilcox, the famous former Detroit Lions pitcher, in 2005 and is partnered with the United Kennel Club (UKC).

In 2013, Debbie Markwardt (a Doberman owner, as am I) founded North America Diving Dogs, LLC (NADD) and approached the American Kennel Club (AKC) with the hope of developing a new program. As of May 31, 2014, the AKC began recognizing titles earned at North America Diving Dog events through the AKC’s Title Recognition Program. Diving Dog titles then will be displayed on pedigrees and other AKC documents. Your dog does not have to be registered with the AKC to participate in NADD trials. Dogs without an AKC Pedigree may join the AKC’s Canine Partners program for AKC Titling recognition. You must have an NADD Registration number for each dog that you would like to enter in a NADD event.

North America Diving Dogs is open for all breeds and mixes.  There are different divisions so any size and age of dog can participate. However, dogs must be at least six months old and bitches in season are not permitted to compete. There are two placement classes - the Open class is for all size dogs and the Lap class is for all dogs under 16″ at the withers.  There is also a Veteran’s division for dogs over eight years old.

Titles can be earned in Distance Jumps, Air Retrieve, and Vertical. There are five distance divisions – Novice, Junior, Senior, Master, and Elite. Open class distances are Novice Division – 0’1” to 9’11”, Junior Division – 10’0” to 14’11”, Senior Division – 15’0” to 19’11”, Master Division – 20’0” to 23’11”, and Elite Division   –    24’0” and above. Air Retrieve divisions are Air Retrieve Novice (AN):  6’, 7’, 8’, 9’, Air Retrieve Junior (AJ):    10’, 11’, 12’, 13’, Air Retrieve Senior (AS):   14’, 15’, 16, 17’, Air Retrieve Master (AM):  18’, 19’, 20’, 21’, and Air Retrieve Elite (AE):  22’ and up. Vertical divisions are Vertical Novice (VN):  4’0″ – 5’4″, Vertical Senior (VS):  5’6″ – 6’4″, and Vertical Elite (VE):  6’6″ – up.

10430881_10203991331241343_7459893225633050251_n There are four Title levels: Dock (5 Qs), Advanced (+25 Qs), Excellent (+25 Qs), and Excellent numerical multipliers (+50 Qs). North America Diving Dogs recognizes every Qualifying jump that your dog earns toward a Title no matter what division it is earned in.  Qualifying jumps add up to Titles throughout your dog’s entire career.

The current NADD Elite Open World Record is held by a Labrador Retriever at 30’7”. The first Curly to earn an NADD title was Lodi. Lodi is also the first and only Curly to earn an Air Retrieve title. The farthest jumping Curly is Indy at 17’6”. My Doberman, Ayla, who had the farthest jump at the Curly National in 2014, has a Personal Best of 19’.

Any dog who likes the water and likes to retrieve can dock dive. Sometimes you can get a dog to like water and retrieving, especially if you have another dog that does. The NADD website (http://northamericadivingdogs.com/) contains a lot of really good information and also has training videos. Lodi is in the AKC dock diving video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkAeQblL-_Y The website also lists training facilities and events. Start getting your qualifying jumps in for the NADD/AKC/Eukanuba Championship in December. See you in Orlando!

 

AKC Dock Diving Title DJ
Softmaple Green River (First AKC CCR dock diving title)
SoftMaple's Sexy And I Know It
SoftMaple's Gunflint Skywatcher

NADD Dock Junior
Softmaple Green River
SoftMaple's Sexy And I Know It
SoftMaple's Gunflint Skywatcher

NADD Dock Junior Advanced
Softmaple Green River

NADD Air Retrieve Title
Softmaple Green River 

NADD Dock Novice
Softmaple Stand And Be Liver At Flyway

Skywatcher's Dee Liver Me To SoftMaple

NADD Dock Senior
Softmaple's Rock TheBoat

SoftMaple's Sexy And I Know It


UKC Dock Diving Title
SoftMaple Gunflint Typhoon at Hntrbay
SoftMaple's Lighting Up Dark Skies From Gunflint

Beltane's Bodacious Blue (Co-bred)

 

 


 

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First AKC Dock Diving titled Curly Coated Retriever

 

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