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Welcome to Hudson River Air Dogs. The premier dock jumping club in the Hudson Valley. We are 100% member owned and operated. A 501c7 Non Profit sports club, our focus is on FUN. Located just south of Hudson, NY. We are affiliated with Ultimate Air Dogs. We warmly welcome all who are interested as participants or spectators to our dock jumping events
According to Wikipedi, Dock jumping first appeared in 1997 at the Incredible Dog Challenge, an event sponsored and produced by pet food manufacturer Purina. There are now a number of organizations that run dock jumping competitions in different countries.
In the United States, DockDogs was established in 2000; its first event was at the ESPN 2000 Great Outdoor Games competition.
The Super Retriever Series Super Dock was also established in 2000 and created as a qualifier for ESPN Great Outdoor Games along with the Retriever Trials. www.superretrieverseries.com
Splash Dogs was started in 2003. Ultimate Air Dogs was founded in 2005, by former Major League Baseball player Milt Wilcox. In 2008, UAD partnered with the United Kennel Club (UKC) which added dock jumping as a recognized UKC sport. In 2009, UKC also recognized competitions run by Splash Dogs. Dogs can get UKC titles by competing in dock distance or height jumping like they can in agility, obedience, weight pulling, and others.
In the United Kingdom, Dash 'n' Splash, which runs competitions across southern England,was established in 2005,followed by JettyDogs in 2007.
K9 Aqua Sports was started in 2014, and runs competitions across all of England and Scotland