Buddy wins fifth surfing dog competition
Buddy, a surfing dog from Ventura, took top honors in the Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon over the weekend in Del Mar, California.
The largest surfing dog competition in the nation, the event raised more than $100,000, according to the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Eighty dogs competed in the sixth annual contest, presented by Eukanuba. Buddy, who is 14, has won five of the six Surf Dog Surf-A-Thons. He also was inducted into the Surf Dog Hall of Fame.
“That last heat was probably the best of Buddy’s life,” Bruce Hooker, Buddy’s owner, said during the ceremony.
More than 4,000 spectators gathered to watch dogs compete in four weight classes.
Meanwhile at the Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach on Sunday, Abbie’G, an Australian Kelpie, set the first-ever Guinness World Record for the longest surf ride by a dog.
She rode a wave 65 yards, according to the GPS system duct-taped to her wetsuit. A Guinness World Record representative monitored the attempt.
(Photo: Michael Schrager / Helen Woodward Animal Center)
Posted by jwoestendiek September 27th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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