(SURFING DOGS) What tricks can your dog do – shake, speak, slobber? How about surf? That’s right, Southern California’s dogs are taking to the waves and showing spectators that skateboarding bulldogs are old news. Check out the photo gallery from Sunday’s Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach! — Global Animal
Los Angeles Times, Bryan Chan
Nearly two-dozen dogs competed Sunday in the Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach.
All around Huntington’s dog beach Sunday were Labradors and boxers, bulldogs and Jack Russell terriers — and just about every other breed, large and small — surrounded by competitors, spectators and a host of businesses set up to cater to them.
Competition started just before 10 a.m. The dogs each had 30 to 40 minutes to show off their skills and were judged on a point system. The goal, of course, was to stay on the board and ride to shore. Doing that while standing on all fours was worth a lot more than doing it lying down. And doing it backward or managing to recover after almost falling off was rewarded with more points.
A group-ride takes to the waves in Huntington Beach on Sunday, when the third Surf City Surf Dog competition was held. Photo credit: Francine Orr, Los Angeles Times