National DockDogs Competition

Location: Gravel Parking Lot (Near the River by the Covered Bridge)

Date: May 24 & 25, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4/5:00 p.m. Practice starting at 8:30 a.m.

Registration: Please register online at DockDogs (Limited spots will be available for onsite registration during the events)

Divisions: Pro, Semi-pro & Amateur

Fee: For cost information please visit Dock Dogs

For More Information Contact:

Contact info@dockdogs.com or call 330-241-4975.


Nearly continuous action!  This event is held adjacent to the Cass River at Frankenmuth River Place with over 100 dogs competing for distance, height and speed by jumping into a large pool of water.  DockDogs will have 5 Big Air WAVE competitions, an Extreme Vertical competition and a Speed Retrieve competition.  This year the national and international competitors will strive to qualify for the DockDogs NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS in October out West.  See the best of the best in action.  This event draws large crowds and the children love to stand pool-side to “feel” the action!  Events are All Day Saturday and Sunday!

May 24, 2014 Onsite Registration/ Practice – 8:00 a.m.

Big Air WAVE Competition # 1 – 9:00 a.m.
Big Air WAVE Competition # 2 – 11:00 a.m.
Big Air WAVE Competition # 3 – 1:00 p.m.
Big Air WAVE Competition # 4 – 3:00 p.m.
Extreme Vertical Competition – 5:00 p.m.

May 25, 2014 Onsite Registration/ Practice – 8:00 a.m.
Big Air WAVE Competition # 5 – 9:00 a.m.
Big Air WAVE Competition # 6 – 11:00 a.m.
Speed Retrieve Competition  # 1 – 1:30 p.m.
(Followed immediately by the Speed Retrieve Finals)
Big Air Finals start at 4:00 p.m.
(Amateur, Semi-Pro & Pro Finals)

 

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Disc Dogs of Michigan – Disc Dog Competition

Two World Qualifying Disc Dog Competitons

May 24 Skyhoundz U.S. Open Qualifier – For more info go to www.skyhoundz.com

May 25 Ashley Whippet Invitational – For more info go to www.ashleywhippet.com

Location: River Place Field

Date: May 24 & 25, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration: Online at www.discdogsofmi.com (will open April 28, 2014) - Onsite registration is also available the day of the event from 8:00am to 9:00am.

Divisions: Pro, Intermediate, Novice & Jr Handler (14 years old and under) Throw and Catch, Freestyle.

For More Information Contact:

Disc Dogs of MI Dog Bowl Page www.discdogsofmi.com/Dog-Bowl2014discdogs.html Email or Call Scott Jones: frisbeejones[at]gmail.com or 248-736-0687


A very entertaining and expansive program held both Saturday and Sunday. Over 80 Dogs compete in a variety of events (many set to music) and include distance & speed.  Judges score on originality and skill – of both the Dog and the Handler!

 

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Doggie Dash De Lure Course & Competition

Location: River Place Field

Date: May 24 & 25, 2014

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fun Runs – both days from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Fee: Fun Runs - $15 for 2 runs
Fastest Dog Competition - Register On Site

For More Information Contact:

Sue Kotlarek at dogwasher1@comcast.net or 734-941-7290 www.dogdash.com


Does your dog like to chase squirrels? Does your dog like to run? Try your “paw” at the Doggie Dash De Lure Course. It’s a fast paced, exciting, controlled lure course event that all dogs can try.

Fun Runs are first come/first serve.  The fastest dog competition is limited to the first 20 registered dogs each day.  You may register on site any time prior to 1:30 p.m.  The Fun Runs are just for fun and are 2 runs for $15.  The Fastest Dog Competition is a timed event to win great prizes worth over $1,000.00 including Free Overnight Rooms at the Bavarian Inn Lodge!

(2014 prizes are subject to change)

 

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Agility Demonstrations & Competitions

Location: River Place Field

Date: May 24 & 25, 2014

Time: Try Your “Paws” At Agility – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For More Information Contact:

Visit www.AgilitySynergy.com or email Deb@AgilitySynergy.com


The well-known Michigan Agility Trainer Debbie Harrison will be joining us this year to give demonstrations, hold competitions for the experienced and novice and provide instructions to beginners that would like to try their “paw” at agility.

Demonstrations – 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. each day.

Novice Competition – 12:00 p.m. each day.

Professional Competition – 2:30 p.m. each day.

Folks can learn more at my website:  www.AgilitySynergy.com and/or reach me at Deb@AgilitySynergy.com

 

 

 

 

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Wiener Dog Races

Location: Festival Platz Stage

Date: May 24 & 25, 2014

Time: 5:00 p.m. each day.

Registration: Onsite only - starting at 4:00 p.m. at Festival Platz Stage

Fee: No cost to register


The hottest little hounds in town! – Well over 200 Dogs are anticipated at races to be held BOTH Saturday and Sunday in the grass terrace area in front of the Festival Platz Stage.  Bring your Dachshund to race. Over $1,000.00 in Great Prizes for the speediest wieners, including Free Overnights at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

 

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25 Yard Small Doggie Fun Run Race

Location: River Place Field

Date: May 24, 2014

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Registration: Onsite at the Dog Bowl Information Booth anytime Saturday until 2:30 p.m. Limited to the first 50 registered dogs.

Fee: No cost to register


The 3rd annual race to see whose small dog is the fastest.  Teams of owners will be at opposite ends of the 25 yard lane cheering their dogs on to victory!  This competition is for dogs under 25 lbs. only! The race will take place in the River Place Field at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Over $1,000.00 in Great Prizes for the Fastest Pooches, including a Free Overnight at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

(2014 prizes are subject to change)

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50 Yard Big Doggie Fun Run Race

Location: River Place Field

Date: May 25, 2014

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Registration: Onsite at the Dog Bowl Information Booth anytime Saturday or until 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Limited to the first 50 registered dogs.

Fee: No cost to register


The 6th annual race to see whose big dog is the fastest. Teams of owners will be at opposite ends of the 50 yard lane cheering their dogs on to victory! This competition is for dogs 25 lbs. and over only!The race will take place in the River Place Field at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.Over $1,000.00 in Great Prizes for the Fastest Pooches, including a Free Overnight at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

(2014 prizes are subject to change)

 

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Silly Pet Tricks & Talking/Howling Competition

Location: Festival Platz Stage

Date: May 25, 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Registration: Onsite only at the Cumulus Broadcasting Booth in the Festival Platz starting at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 25th.

Fee: No cost to register


This audience favorite allows the public to show off the unique (silly) tricks they have taught their canine!  Dog owners sign up onsite and the silly animals entertain the crowds in the River Place Festival Platz Stage Sunday afternoon!  Over $1,000.00 in Great Prizes for the Most Entertaining Pooches, including Free Overnights at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

 

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Pet Parade – Canines on Main Street

Location: Starting Point – South Parking Lot

Date: May 24, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Registration: No registration – Free event. Participants will be asked to line up in the South Parking Lot of Frankenmuth River Place Shops.


Over 500 Canines are expected to hit the pavement with their owners, their rescue care-givers and friends in 2014. The parade route starts in the River Place South parking lot. The parade travels north on Main Street, crosses the Wooden Covered Bridge and ends at the Doggie Play Park on the East side of River Place.

 

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Border Collie Sheep Herding Demonstration

Location: River Place Field

Date: May 24 & 25, 2014

Time: 12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. each day.


Back by POPULAR demand this event keeps large audiences in awe and amazement.  Different skill sets are demonstrated by various Border Collies based on their experience levels. Several kids from the audience are selected to try to do the herding job as well as one dog. The results are hilarious compared to the experienced precision work of the Border Collies.  A special fenced area with bleacher seating will be located in the River Place Field adjacent to the Disc Dog area for this unique and fun event.  Two demonstrations held each day – Saturday and Sunday.

 

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2014 Dog Bowl King & Queen Award

Location: Festival Platz Stage

Date: May 24, 2014

Time: 1:45 p.m.

Registration: Click here to submit your dog's entry or send a brief story and picture to:
Hello Cats & Dogs
925 S. Main G-6
Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Fee: No Cost to register


Please come to the Festival Platz Stage Saturday, May 24th at 1:45 p.m. to hear the wonderful stories of the 2014 Winners!

Is your dog of Royalty?  Would you like to find out?  Click on the registration link above and fill out the required fields or send a brief story and a picture of your special dog to Hello Cats & Dogs store to enter the competition.

The King and Queen will be the Grand Marshals of the Pet Parade starting at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 24th, 2014.  They will be riding in a GEM electric car and also receive special recognition on the River Place Stage, following the Parade.  Winners must be able to participate in both events.

Click here to submit

The 2013 Dog Bowl King & Queen Winners were:

King – Da’Vinci “D”, Miniature Dachshund
Queen – Rio “The Trio”, 3-Legged Mountain Feist

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Rock-N-Roll K-9′s Performance Team

Location: River Place Southeast Lawn

Date: May 24 – 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.

May 25 – 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.


The Rock-N-Roll K-9′s provide good family fun entertainment with our awesome K-9′s, while grooving to rock and roll music. The shows will include flyball, tricks, relay racing, limbo, choreographed obedience routines, agility, Scooby says, musical mats and much more. You will see a variety of breeds in every color, shape, size and age, as well as the great All American Mix. These skilled athletes and their trainers work close together as a team and with everyone doing their utmost to make the Rock-N-Roll K-9 shows unforgettable. Click here for more information about this event.

 

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Annual Canine Cruise on the Cass River

Location: Bavarian Belle River Boat

Date: May 24, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m.

The Bavarian Belle still does allow pets on their regularly scheduled cruises.

Fee: $3.00/person, Free for the dogs!


The Bavarian Belle River Boat will be operating during the event and throughout the Summer/Fall welcoming pets!!!

The public is invited to experience a Frankenmuth River Boat Tour on the Bavarian Belle with their pets!  Cruise will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.  The tour lasts 45 minutes and is limited to the first 75 dogs with their guests that pre-register online or by registering at Hello Cats & Dogs Store. Click Here to Pre-Register online.

 

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Dog Breeds of the World Show

Location: Festival Platz Stage

Date: May 25, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Registration: Onsite only at the Dog Bowl Information Booth - starting at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 24th.

Limited Availability


This free Dog Show is both educational and fun.  The Grass Terrace at River Place is where you will see over 20 breeds of beautiful dogs from around the world. Meet the dogs, their owners and learn the unique characteristics of each breed.

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Barking Babes Fashion Show

Location: Festival Platz Stage

Date: May 24, 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m.


Come see the new fashionable outfits presented by Barking Babes of Fenton, Michigan. The show will take place on the Festival Platz Stage.

 

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Best Canine Costume Contest

Location: Festival Platz Stage

Date: May 24, 2014

Time: Immediately following the Pet Parade. Approximately 1:30 p.m.

Registration: No registration. Participants will be asked to line up in front of the stage for judging after the Pet Parade.

Fee: No cost to register


The public shows off their pooches with their “true colors shining through”.  5 finalists will be chosen by the judges and asked to join them on Stage.  The crowd will then be asked to cheer for their favorite dog in costume and based on the volume of the crowd’s applause the winners will be chosen.  Over $1,000.00 in Great Prizes for the Best Dressed Pooches, including Free Overnights at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

 

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