Canine comp barks into Breckenridge |

Canine comp barks into Breckenridge

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Breckenridge, Colorado
Summit Daily/Eric Drummond

The sixth annual DogTerra event is coming to the Gold Run Nordic Center in Breckenridge on March 8.

The “Frisbee Catch,” “Chuck-it Chase” and “Dogstacle Course” are among the day’s five competitions with fun for folks and their furry friends.

“It’s really my favorite event that we have ” because it’s hilarious,” said Sally Beerup, president of the League for Animals and People of the Summit.

She said there are competitions for canines of all skill levels, and proceeds benefit LAPS.

About 40 to 60 dogs attend the annual event. Beerup said it remains to be determined which, if any of the events are timed.

Door prizes are available and drawings are to occur mid-way through the event. These are unrelated to the competition, so anyone participating can win.

Ski-joring clinics and practice will be available, and sign-ups for the clinics must occur at registration. Harness set-ups will be available.

Each DogTerra participant can be accompanied by a maximum of two leashed dogs. Dogs must be under control at all times. Poop bags and trash cans will be available, and participants are expected to clean up after their pets.

Registration for LAPS members is $20 per dog and $5 for each additional dog. Non-members’ registration is $22 per dog.

All participating dogs must wear identification and have proof of current rabies vaccinations ” copies of which must be presented on event day.

Do not bring female dogs if they’re in heat.

Humans need to bring snowshoes or Nordic skis. Rentals will be discounted, and all paid participants are allowed entry to the nordic center. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m.

Events will last until about 12:30 p.m. Free dog treats and water, for the dogs, and Abbey’s coffee with cocoa and donuts, for the people, will be offered all morning.

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