The DockDogs® World Championships will take place at Five Flags Center this October 22-27, 2019 as DockDogs® celebrates it’s 20 year anniversary. Always a Dubuque favorite, this event features a variety of competitions including Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve.
“DockDogs® is excited to return to Dubuque and the Five Flags Center this year with the World Championships,” shared Grant Reeves, DockDogs®. “This year is a very special year for DockDogs® as we are celebrating our 20th Anniversary, and we look forward to a jam-packed week of high-flying competition, spectacular social events and anniversary celebrations.”
Keith Rahe, President & CEO of Travel Dubuque, shares his excitement. “DockDogs® always makes a splash in Dubuque. Dubuque loves DockDogs® and DockDogs® loves coming to Dubuque. It’s because of that mutual adoration that we are able to continue to host the World Championships,” said Rahe. “The exposure we receive from events like these is phenomenal. Competitors will be coming from all across the United States, Canada and the world, giving us the opportunity to showcase Dubuque as a destination.”
The public is invited to watch the competition throughout the week and attend the Feature Finals on Sunday, October 27 starting at 2:30pm at Five Flags Center. Tickets can be purchased here. Children 2 and under are free.
New to the lineup for the Dubuque agenda is a ‘Pup Crawl’. Wednesday, October 23, DockDogs® participants (and the public) are invited to five locals stops to bring their pups while they enjoy a drink. Participating locations will have their patios open from 6 to 9pm and include Backpocket Brewery, 7 Hills Brewing, Dimensional Brewing, Five Flags Center, and Holiday Inn’s River Rock Kitchen.
DockDogs® has hosted many regional events in Dubuque, beginning in 2005 as part of America’s River Festival. They have also hosted the 2010 DockDogs® National Championship, the 2012-2016 DockDogs® World Championships, and the 2018 and 2019 Dueling Dog World Championships in the Dubuque Community.