GEORGIA DOG GYM

2012 DockDogs World Championships

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Cyndy Douan & Riff

More than 22,000 dog and handler teams competed in DockDogs Events in 2012. Of those teams, only 280 teams received invitations to compete in Dubuque, Iowa at the Five Flags Center in the 2012 DockDogs World Championships. Brianna Minshew and Knox received an invitation for the Super Elite Big Air Division after they won the DockDogs World Championship Wildcard Event in August of 2012 at Stone Mountain, Georgia. This was Brianna and Knox's very first DockDogs Event!

Cyndy Douan, owner of Georgia Dog Gym,  and her 10 year old Border Collie, Riff, (father of Knox), received three invitations to the 2012 DockDogs World Championships They were invited to compete in Legend Big Air, Veteran Big Air, and Elite Big Air.




FATHER & SON BORDER COLLIES MAKE A HUGE SPLASH AT THE 2012 DOCKDOGS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

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Knox and Riff

BRIANNA MINSHEW & KNOX:

FINISH #6 IN THE WORLD IN SUPER ELITE BIG AIR

AWARDED 2012 DOCKDOGS TOP RANKED BORDER COLLIE


CYNDY DOUAN & RIFF:

FINISH #9 IN THE WORLD IN ELITE BIG AIR

FINISH #2 IN THE WORLD IN VETERAN BIG AIR

WIN THE 2012 LEGEND BIG AIR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Here  are both of Riff's Jumps in the LEGEND DOGS FINALS:

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The DockDogs Legend Division is a Big Air Division for dogs who are 10 years and older. A dog who is still healthy and agile enough to jump off of a dock, swim for a throw object, and climb up the exit ramp at the age of 10 or older is a dog very much deserving of a competitive class that recognizes this accomplishment.

Cyndy Douan's Riff, was the #2 ranked Legend Dog Worldwide every since his 10th Birthday in May of 2012.

Riff came into the Legend Finals at the 2012 DockDogs World Championships in the #2 spot. His First Jump of 22'11" was enough to earn him the CHAMPIONSHIP!

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Cyndy Douan and Riff at the PAWTOGRAPH SESSION!

RIFF MAKES THE WINNING JUMP!!!!
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2102 DOCKDOGS VETERAN BIG AIR CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION

While Cyndy Douan and Riff were ranked #2 Worldwide in the Veteran Big Air Division for nearly all of 2012, this division, for dogs 8 years of age and up, is very competitive as most of the dogs have just reached peaks in their careers and are usually maintaining a great degree of fitness and athleticism. As a 10 year old, Riff was jumping against some pretty stiff competition. While it took the team untl the second round of Qualifiers to make it to the Veteran Big Air Finals, Riff was on his game at the second qualifier and managed to fight to the #2 spot headed into the Championship Finals Competition!

Cyndy and Riff WON 2nd Place in the Veteran Big Air Championships and here are both of Riff's Jumps in the FINALS!

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ELITE BIG AIR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS


Cyndy Douan accepted Riff's invitation to jump in the Elite Big Air Championships in order to find out how her 10 year old Border Collie would stack up against all of the young, up and coming, big jumping dogs.

You need to see the jumps that Riff executed in the Qualifiers so that you can really understand why Riff was able to finish out in 9th Place ****IN THE WORLD**** in Elite Big Air!! Riff rocked the DOCK in the second round of qualifiers and while he was 3 spots shy of making the Finals, he put in an incredible performance. 
See his two jumps here:
 

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Take a look at this practice jump by Brianna Minshew and Knox to see just why Knox is the 2012 TOP RANKED Border Collie in all of DOCKDOGS:

Brianna Minshew and Knox made the Finals in the Super Elite Big Air Division! They were in the # 3 spot when the Finals started! Nineteen Year Old, Brianna and two year old, Knox went up against THE BEST dock jumping dogs in the world today including world record setters "Cochite" and "Taz", as well as Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Winner, "Baxter"!! It was a real thrill to see Brianna and Knox battle it out with the farthest jumping dogs in the world!!!

Brianna and Knox finished as the #6 Team in the Super Elite Division in the WORLD!!!! It was amazing and wonderful!!!

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