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!!!
Knox and Riff
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
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
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!
Cyndy Douan and Riff at the PAWTOGRAPH SESSION!
RIFF MAKES THE WINNING JUMP!!!!
2102 DOCKDOGS VETERAN BIG AIR
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!
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
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
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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