Freedom Festival filled with furry fun

The dog days of summer are here but it's not the heat that makes me say that.

Pooches from across the Tri-State and the country came to the Freedom Festival Friday to compete in the first of three Dock Dogs competitions.

Dock Dogs is a sport where dogs, mostly lab mixes, jump into a pool of water to compete for best vertical and horizontal distance.

These are no wussy pooches; Dock Dogs train vigorously and travel all over the country to compete.

Organizers told 14 News that Dock Dogs is one of the fastest growing family sports in the nation!

There are two more chances to catch the Dock Dogs this weekend.  Don't miss your chance to see this one of a kind competition!

Check out our 2008 Freedom Festival calendar for the times.