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Dogs will be flying at Eastern Iowa Sports Show


CEDAR FALLS (KWWL)-- High flying dogs are coming to the Eastern Iowa Sportshow in Cedar Falls at the UNI Dome Friday through Saturday.

The three-day long event features the DockDogs.

The dogs will show off unique disciplines. Big Air is essentially a long jump for dogs. A dog may start anywhere on the 40' dock; the dog runs and jumps into the water after a throw toy thrown by the handler. The distance is electronically calculated from the end of the dock to where the tail set of the dog breaks the water's surface. Speed Retrieve is another event that is a canine version of drag racing. Extreme Vertical is a crowd favorite. The dog starts at the dog, and jumps up to grab a toy over the water.

Bragging rights, and an invitation to the world championships are on the line. The first event begins at 3 p.m. Friday.

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