Get Ready for the National Finals of the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge

This weekend Purina Farms will play host to a group of racing, diving and hurdle-hopping agility dogs who could probably give Olympic athletes a run for their money. In other words, it's time for the 16th annual Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals.

Canine competitors who have been showing their stuff in qualifying events across the country will converge on Gray Summit, Mo., on Saturday. The event lineup features freestyle flying disc, weave pole racing, a Jack Russell hurdle contest and a diving competition where canines leap off a 40-foot dock into a 19,000-gallon pool.

Check out photos from last year's National Finals in the gallery below!

Highlights From the 2012 National Finals

Incredible Dog Challenge Flying Disc

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Solar competes in the Freestyle Flying Disc competition of last year's Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals.

Incredible Dog Challenge Diving

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Vhoebe, of San Diego, Calif., competes in the Diving Dog part of the 2012 show. Vhoebe set a world record of 32 feet, 3 inches, and took first place.

Incredible Dog Challenge Diving

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Major, of Durango, Colo., competes in last year's 30-Weave-Pole Race. He took third place in the event.

Incredible Dog Challenge Flying Disc 2

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Jake, of Gumma, Japan, competes in the 2012 Freestyle Flying Disc competition. He took second place.

You can catch all the action when the telecast airs on NBC in early 2014. But if you can't wait that long, visit the Pro Plan Facebook page for live streaming this weekend — and stay tuned for our coverage of this exciting weekend. And be sure to check out this neat video wrap-up from last year's competition.

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