Important Announcements from Dogz Events! 🐾 February 2024
The announcement you have all been waiting for… After much consideration, we are pleased to announce that we will be returning to Dubuque, Iowa for the 2024 DockDogs® World Championship! The combination of the venue, the accommodations, the theatre and the tradition were hard to beat. We are excited to be back and we are planning big things for the 25th Anniversary of DockDogs®!
Monday, October 21 – Sunday, October 27, 2024
The Dueling Dogs™ World Championships will be held in conjunction with the DockDogs® World Championships.
We would like to share some more information about the dock reconfiguration, safety and more opportunities for Dueling Dogs™.
For those that already duel or are duel curious we are increasing your opportunities to do so by adding Dueling Dogs to several DockDogs® National events. We will not be hosting Dueling Dogs™ at all DockDogs® National events but will try to make accommodations for it where it in as many events as we can to provide new opportunities throughout the season and across the Country. We will also be eliminating the Dueling Dogs™ membership for 2024. Please stay tuned for more exciting Dueling Dogs™ announcements.
In order to make Dueling Dogs™ another main sport under the DOGZ Events umbrella of high-and flying canine aquatic action for hosts, competitors and patrons throughout North America and at the same time maintain DOT compliancy across all of the Rigs, we have reduced the overall dock length from 40’ to 36’. We are aware that some are opposed to this change because of the potential impact it may have on your dog’s performance in Big Air; and we both understand and appreciate your concerns, but we hope that you will work with your dogs to embrace this change like you have done with other changes that have happened over the years since DockDogs® began producing stand-alone events 25 years ago. We very much appreciate the support and enthusiastic passion of the community, and I we hope you can appreciate that we need to continue to innovate to foster the growth of the sport and live events.
In conjunction with the above information about the dock reconfiguration, we have heard and seen comments regarding safety and we want to point out that safety has always been and will continue to be of paramount importance to DockDogs®. We are proud of our safety record of for the last 25 years and our organization adheres to the thought out and conscientious safety guidelines that govern our live shows which are designed to protect all teams (both handlers and dogs), patrons, venue personnel and their respective property. As all venues have their hurdles regarding the placement of our docks & pools, we will continue to put safety first in relation to the entry to and exit from the dock and pool.
The DockDogs® National Events Finals prize purse (credits) will be increased to:
CEO, Dogz Events