Exciting Highlights From the 2013 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge

Diving, weaving and flying canines from across the world impressed crowds on Saturday at the National Finals of the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. The event, now in its 16th year, takes place at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Mo.

Vhoebe, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois from San Diego, deftly defended her dock diving title. She fell just three inches short of matching the world record she set last year at the National Finals: 32 feet, 3 inches. Huntmoor Diamond, a Jack Russell Terrier from Springfield, Mo., is eight years old — and has won the Jack Russell Hurdle Racing contest every year for the past five years. Not a bad run if you ask us!

Check out our gallery for more photos from the event.

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge 2013

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Jack Russell Terriers

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Jack Russell Terriers compete in the Jack Russell hurdle race of the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge this past weekend.

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge

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Cowboy, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever from Paw Paw, Mich., competes in the Fetch It demonstration on Saturday. Cowboy took first place and set an event record with a jump of 23 feet.

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Weave Poles

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Kate, a Border Collie from Florida, took first place in the large-dog agility category.

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge

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Andrew Han and his Australian Shepherd, Solar, compete in the Freestyle Flying Disc competition.

Our friends at Purina estimate that 500 spectators showed up to cheer on their favorite canines. And since there's clearly no shortage of tweets, Instagrams and Vine videos, we're guessing they had a great time.


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