BOSTON — The 18th annual Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge was held Saturday afternoon in Jose Moakley Park. The event is akin to a canine Olympics with dogs competing in various categories including agility, hurdles, pole racing, disc routine, and diving. The participating dogs are all highly skilled, reliably trained, and very agile.
There’s no shortage of variety with dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages present. Harper, a Jack Russell, came to compete in the hurdles from New Jersey.
The highlight of the day was indeed the diving, with dogs leaping from a 40 foot dock, into a 19,000 gallon pool.
The winners of this weekend’s event quality to participate in the National Dog Challenge Finals, to be held in St. Louis in September