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some text Staff File Photo by Erin O. Smith / Jack Fahle competes with Spice in the MicroDog Freestyle event during the 2018 Skyhoundz World Championship at Coolidge Park. This year's championship is Saturday and Sunday in Coolidge Park.

Coolidge Park is going to the dogs this weekend . . . disc-catching dogs, that is.

For the sixth year, the Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship will be held in the North Shore park with pet-handler teams coming from North and South America, Europe and Asia to compete.

Activities begin Friday, Sept. 20, with the Skyhoundz Last Chance Qualifier for MicroDog, Open, Pairs Freestyle, Sport and Youth divisions.

The championship rounds will be Saturday and Sunday. Only dog-handler teams that have pre-qualified may compete those days.

The Skyhoundz Championship is a high-energy display of canine athleticism. Dog-owner teams put on routines demonstrating dogs going airborne to catch discs sailing across the competition field.

It's entertaining for spectators since the pairs demonstrate tricks such as dogs leaping upward off the backs of their owners to snag a disc out of the air.

There is no charge for spectators, and it's doggone good entertainment for any animal lover.

If you go

' What: Skyhoundz World Championship
' Where: Coolidge Park, 200 River St
' When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22
' Admission: Free
' For more information: https://skyhoundz.com/competition/

 

 

 

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