AKC began recognizing dock titles in June of 2014. I personally didn't try this sport until July of 2018. After seeing how much fun my two pups had swimming in the pond at the dog park, I decided to go see if they would jump off a dock ( up over a clear pool ) and they did. This was a perfect sport for my young pups and they both got their Junior Dock Title right after turning 6 months of age ( which is the earliest age dogs can be entered for a dock title ).
After seeing how much fun they had in the water, we put up our very first pool so we could play with them in it. Living in Texas, this is fantastic summer-time exercise for dogs and a refreshing way for us to cool down too.
Justin earned his Dock "Junior" title at 6 months of age. This is one of his most
favorite activities. In 2019 he earned his Dock Senior Advanced ( DSA ) title at 19 months of age and finished #5 ( of 57 ) in Mini American Shepherds for distance jumping average. He also received an invitation to the 2019 year end Finals.
Dazzle went to her first dock diving competition in 2018 and jumped in 5 splashes to earn her Dock "Junior" title. Dazzle was our 2nd PRIZM Aussie to get a dock title . . . her daughter Spirit (below) was first. Reason earned his Junior ( DJ ) title in 2018 at 7 months of age with just 5 jumps. Trekker earned two titles ( Novice and Junior ) in his first 10 jumps during his first trial weekend in 2019, at just 7 months of age.
Spirit earned her "Junior" Title at 6 months of age and her "Senior" Title at 7 months.
She then took the remainder of the season to heal from her spay and hematoma ear surgery. We will enter her at a few splashes during 2019.
Baker earned his Junior title at his first dock trial in 2018 at 12 months of age and earned an invitation to the 2018 Finals. Baker earned two ADVANCED titles in 2019 ( DJA and DSA ) got another invitation to the year end Finals and finished #7 ( of 57 ) in Mini American Shepherds for his distance jumping average.
FLAGTREE'S KEEPER OF THE STARS also earned a Novice title in 2019.
Mia ( owned by Karen Cooper ) was the first of our FLAGTREE dogs to get an AKC Dock Title. The below photo was taken at the 2016 MASCUSA Nationals.
PRIZM AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS
FLAGTREE MINI AMERICAN SHEPHERDS
Titled Dock Dogs